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Eyes Health

 

EYE CONDTIONS

Amblyopia

Amblyopia, also known as lazy eye, is a vision development disorder in which an eye fails to achieve normal visual acuity. Amblyopia begins during infancy and early childhood. In most cases, only one eye is affected. But in some cases, reduced visual acuity can occur in both eyes. If lazy eye is detected early in life and treated, reduced vision can be avoided. But if left untreated, lazy eye can cause severe visual disability in the affected eye.

Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens; Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. Cataracts develop slowly and painlessly. Vision in the affected eye or eyes slowly gets worse. Cataracts generally lead to decreased vision, even in daylight. Most people with cataracts have similar changes in both eyes, although one eye may be worse than the other.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to a category of eye disorder often associated with a dangerous buildup of internal eye pressure, which can damage the eye optic nerve that transmits visual information to the brain.

Glaucoma often is called the "silent killer of sight," because most types of Glaucoma typically cause no pain and produces no symptoms until noticeable vision loss occurs. Glaucoma often progresses undetected until the optic nerve already has been irreversibly damaged, with varying degrees of permanent vision loss.

Color Blindness

Color blindness is not a form of blindness at all, but a deficiency in the way you see color. With this vision problem you may have trouble telling the difference between red and green.

Color blindness is an inherited condition that affects males more frequently than females. There is no known treatment. However, there are special contact lenses and glasses that may help people with color blindness tell the difference between similar colors.

Strabismus

Strabismus is a failure of the two eyes to maintain proper alignment and work together as a team.

If you have strabismus, these muscles do not work together. As a result, one eye looks at one object, while the other eye turns in a different direction and is focused on another object.

When this occurs, two different images are sent to the brain -- one from each eye. This confuses the brain, and the brain may learn to ignore the image from the weaker eye.

If the strabismus is not treated, the eye that the brain ignores will never see well. This loss of vision is called amblyopia. Another name for amblyopia is "lazy eye."