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Age Related Macular Degeneration Lethbridge
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Age Related Macular Degen.

What is AMD? AMD (Age-related Macular Degeneration) is a leading cause of vision loss in patients over the age of 60 and is related to the breakdown of the eye’s macula. This is a central area on the retina, responsible for central vision and. . .

Astigmatism Lethbridge
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is not considered an eye disease but, like nearsightedness or farsightedness, it is a refractive error of the eye. It develops from the improper curvature of the cornea and, less commonly, the lens. As a result of either type of. . .

Farsightedness Lethbridge
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Farsightedness

Hyperopia More commonly referred to as farsightedness, hyperopia is a refractive error of the eye where objects that are far away are seen more clearly than nearby objects. Hyperopia occurs when: The eyeball is too short The cornea is. . .

Lazy Eye Lethbridge
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Lazy Eye

What is Amblyopia Amblyopia is an ocular problem most commonly referred to as lazy eye. It is a leading cause of vision loss in children and results in decreased vision in one or both eyes. This is due to abnormal vision development during. . .

Glaucoma Lethbridge
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious and progressive eye condition, in which damage to the optic nerve leads to irreversible vision loss. It is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide and is associated with a buildup of fluid in the eye. Glaucoma -. . .

Diabetic Retinopathy Lethbridge
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the leading causes of vision loss in diabetic patients. It is caused by abnormal changes to the retinal blood vessels. In some cases, these blood vessels may leak fluid, while in others, new vessels grow onto the. . .

Cataracts Lethbridge
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Cataracts

A cataract is an eye condition in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively opaque or clouded, resulting in impaired vision. While this ocular problem develops most frequently in seniors, cataracts can develop at any age. If the clouding is so. . .

Presbyopia Lethbridge
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process of the eye and usually occurs beginning at the age of 40 years old. This is when the natural lens of the eye begins to lose its elasticity and flexibility, becoming stiffer, resulting in the loss of. . .

Nearsightedness Lethbridge
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Nearsightedness

Myopia Myopia, or nearsightedness, is a refractive error, which means that the eye doesn’t refract light properly, resulting in blurred images. In myopia, objects which are nearby appear clear but those further away are blurred. It is a. . .

Crossed Eyes Lethbridge
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Crossed Eyes

Strabismus - Definition More commonly referred to as crossed eyes, strabismus refers to an ocular condition in which the eyes are not aligned correctly and point in different directions. In such cases, one eye may look straight ahead while the. . .

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