Macular Pucker and how it affects how you see

Macular pucker, also known as epiretinal membrane, develops when your macula develops creases, wrinkles, or bulges. To function effectively, the macula must be flat against the back of your eye. Your central vision is impacted when the macula wrinkles or bulges. Things can appear wavy when you have macular pucker, and you could struggle to…

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What is Juvenile Macular Dystrophy

A series of inherited eye conditions known as juvenile macular dystrophy (also known as juvenile macular degeneration) affects children and young adults. Age-related macular degeneration (ADM) and juvenile macular dystrophy are distinct conditions. Although AMD is a natural aspect of ageing, juvenile macular degeneration is a hereditary disease (passed down from parents). A small region of…

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What is retinoschisis or splitting of the retina?

At the back of the eye is a layer of tissue called the retina. Cone and rod cells make up this structure, which processes light entering the eye through the pupil. The optic nerve carries visual impulses from the retina to the brain. When the retina separates into two layers, a disease known as retinaschisis…

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Punctal Plugs: a treatment for dry eyes

Punctal plugs are microscopic objects inserted into the tear ducts of the eyes (called puncta). Puncta are the tiny apertures in your eyes where tears are released. The blockage, which is about the size of a rice grain, prevents fluid from draining from the eye. This relieves itchy, burning, and red eyes by keeping the…

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What is Sympathetic Ophthalmia?

A rare form of uveitis called sympathetic ophthalmia results in the formation of tiny aberrant cell clusters called granulomas. This condition develops in the unharmed eye following surgery on the other (harmed) eye or a penetrating injury (such as when a pencil, pen, or stick punctures the eye). The unharmed eye’s uveal tract eventually gets…

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SECONDARY LENS IMPLANTATION

SECONDARY LENS IMPLANTATION In order to replace a lens that has been removed due to a cataract, an eye doctor can insert a small, plastic lens implant into your eye.  Behind the iris, (the colored part of the eye)the lens is inside the eye. It aids in sharpening images and light for your eye’s iris…

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Why does a subcapsular cataract cause decreased eyesight?

Posterior Subcapsular Cataract is a type of cataract, where in, there is opacification in the posterior or back portion of the crystalline lens. This type of cataract can occur alone or in combination with other types of cataracts as well. But the primary occurrence posterior Subcapsular cataract per se is less. Posterior Subcapsular cataract can cause…

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What is Best’s disease and can it be treated?

Best disease, often referred to as vitelliform macular dystrophy, is a retinal condition that results in macular degeneration. The thin tissue that lines the back of the eye is called the retina. Light is converted into electrical signals by rod and cone photoreceptors in the retina, which the brain interprets as vision. Best disease is…

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