• Eye Disease

    Amblyopia, The Lazy Eye

    Amblyopia, more commonly known as lazy eye, is the disorder where one or less frequently both eyes have not developed their connection with the brain fully. The disorder is characterised by dim or poor vision in an eye that is otherwise perfectly normal and healthy. Around 2-3% of the worlds population has been affected by amblyopia making it relatively common. Although treatment rarely works for adults, children who have amblyopia can have it treated by covering the stronger eye until the weaker lazy eye develops good vision. Many people never realise they have amblyopia as it is often very mild. Amblyopia is not to be confused with strabismus which is…

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    Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

    Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) blurs the central part of the vision which we use for seeing detail by damaging the macula. In western countries it is the main cause of vision loss in people over the age of 60. Their are two forms of AMD, wet and dry, this article deals with both separately. Dry AMD is far more common than Wet AMD. Wet AMD is caused by abnormal fragile blood vessels growing under the macula where they often leak blood, which moves the macula. Wet AMD causes loss of vision far quicker than Dry AMD and is also considered far more serious. One of the first symptoms of…

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    Achromatopsia, A Rare Form Of Color Blindness

    Also known as Maskun, Achromatopsia is a rare form of color blindness where the sufferer is completely unable to perceive colors. This is caused by the cone cells (color receptors) in the retina not functioning. The lack of perceiving color isn’t the only problem caused by Achromatopsia however, as the rod cells (brightness perceivers) can become easily saturated with light, therefore sufferers of Achromatopsia can have problems seeing in bright lights or even on a bright day. Achromatopsia sufferers see things in a very different way to people with full color vision, as they identify objects based on their brightness rather than color. People with full color vision only identify…

  • Eye Disease

    Conjunctivitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eye

    Conjunctivitis is a medical term from a condition or red eye disease or better known to ordinary people. Synonim: Conjunctivitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes of the eyes Cause of conjunctivitisConjunctivitis occurs because the conjunctiva (mucous membrane of the eye) is infected by the following factors: Bacteria and germs. Virus. Allergy to something, such as wind, smoke, feathers, dust, and powder. The use of long-term contact lenses or due to less clean. Symptoms of conjunctivitisPatients with conjunctivitis will generally experience several symptoms such as the following:Eyes reddened. Remove dirt/ secretions. Feels itchy, painful, hot and runny. Sand feeling in the eyes. Sometimes accompanied by fever and headaches Easily transmitted to both…