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September 2015
17September
Glaucoma Lethbridge

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 -. . .

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17September
Diabetic Retinopathy Lethbridge

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. . .

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17September
Cataracts Lethbridge

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. . .

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17September
Presbyopia Lethbridge

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. . .

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17September
Nearsightedness Lethbridge

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. . .

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17September
Crossed Eyes Lethbridge

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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