Can abnormal pigment release in the eye cause pigmentary glaucoma?

Pigmentary glaucoma is a relatively common secondary glaucoma found in young adults. It is called secondary as it is due to or secondary to another condition, which in this case is an excessive release of pigment in the front chamber or anterior segment of the eye. This condition occurs mostly in young myopic adults, that…

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Corneal Hysteresis- New in the understanding and treatment of glaucoma

The cornea is the front clear dome shaped structure in the eye. This structure has thickness to it and it is through this structure that we measure the pressure inside the eye known as intraocular pressure. Corneal Hysteresis (CH) is an assessment of the cornea’s ability to absorb and dissipate energy and has been shown to…

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Can abnormal pigment release in the eye cause pigmentary glaucoma?

Pigmentary glaucoma is a relatively common secondary glaucoma found in young adults. It is called secondary as it is due to or secondary to another condition, which in this case is an excessive release of pigment in the front chamber or anterior segment of the eye. This condition occurs mostly in young myopic adults, that…

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What is Uveitis?

Uveitis is inflammation of the pigmented layer of the eye called the uvea. The uvea contains many blood vessels providing nourishment to the eye. Uveitis is a very serious condition that can cause serious damage to vital eye tissue that can lead to permanent vision loss. Uveitis can occur at any age and happens suddenly.…

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What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the dome-shaped window at the front of the eye (cornea) progressively thins and develops into a thin cone like bulge. The irregular shape of the cornea brings light rays out of focus causing blurry or distorted vision. The exact cause of Keratoconus is yet unknown however it…

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What is a Macular Hole?

What is a Macular Hole? The macula is part of the back of the eye (retina) responsible for central vision. A macular hole simply refers to a tear or opening in the macula. A hole in the macula can cause vision to be distorted, wavy or out of focus. As the hole grows bigger, the…

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What is a Chalazion and Stye?

Chalazions and styes are benign growths inside or on the eyelids. A stye (hordeolum) is a very common abscess on the eyelid and is an infection at the root of the eyelashes. These are normally small, red painful lumps that grow from the base of your eyelash. Most styes are caused due to a bacterial…

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Can Herpes affect the eye?

The Herpes virus falls into two categories Herpes Keratitis is a viral infection of the eye caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). HSV has two types. • TYPE I: HSV- I is the most common and primarily affects the facial area, causing the familiar cold sores and fever blisters • TYPE II: HSV-II is…

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Treatment for blocked tear duct.

A blocked tear duct can be very uncomfortable for several reasons. It can cause constant watering or frequent pus like discharge out of the inner corners of the eye. There are several ways to treat a blocked tear duct. One of the procedures is aimed at restoring normal flow through the tear duct and in…

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What is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia is an early childhood condition where a child’s eyesight in one eye does not develop as it optimally should. The problem is most often evident in one eye but can be present, under more unusual circumstances, in both eyes. Amblyopia is also commonly known as “lazy eye” and affects 2 percent of children. In…

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