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    Common Eye Diseases

    Eyes is one of the body part that need to be taken care of appropriately.

    Common Eye Diseases

    Often ,we neglect this proper treatment unless we feel and detect discomfort and visible changes. We overuse our eyes without giving them good nurturing. As a result diseases and disorders can often develop.

    Some common eye problems are:

    Age-related Oracular Degeneration is one of the main cause of eye vision loss in people over the age of 60. The disease slowly develops and thus the patient does not notice that their vision changes. If affects the macula in the central vision that enables reading and driving. Smoking and obesity are the known contributing factor for this eye ailment.

    Amblyopia is also called lazy eye . The part of the brain connected to the affected eye is not properly stimulated and develops abnormally. In Estimation, 1- 1.5% of the population, mostly children, is affected by this disease. suffering from poor spatial acuity, low sensitivity to contrast and some higher-level deficits to vision such as reduced sensitivity to motion. Vision therapy and trans cranial magnetic stimulation are possible treatments for Amblyopia.

    Cataracts happen when the normally transparent lens inside the eye becomes clouded or opaque. The normal aging process hardens the lens and contribute to the development of cataract. Younger individuals acquire cataract due to injury, illnesses (such a diabetes) and drugs. Babies, although not likely, may also be born with this condition. Symptoms include blurred vision, frequent change of glasses, glare, double images and change in color vision. The only treatment for cataract is surgery.

    Dry Eye (Computer Vision Syndrome) is an eye condition where there is inadequate lubrication in the eye and is now becoming widespread with the prolong use of computers. Several factors are responsible for this disorder such as natural aging process, environmental conditions, occupational, systemic diseases, hormonal changes hormonal changes, etc. If left untreated, will lead to vision impairment.

    Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve is damaged, causing progressive and irreversible loss of vision. Symptoms rarely show that is is important to undergo regular checkups by licensed eye care specialists. Open angle glaucoma is a chronic condition that progresses slowly and may not be noticed until the loss of vision has occurred. Narrow angle glaucoma, on the other hand appears suddenly, is often painful and progress quickly. Surgery and eye drops are among the several treatments administered to glaucoma patients.

    Flashes and floaters are common among people. Flashes are lighting streaks originated in the eye and often noticed at night or in dark spaces. Although harmless, flashes and floaters may point or lead to more serious conditions of retina such as retinal breaks, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage and others.

    It is important to keep in mind to take care of the eyes as vision is important for us. keep eyes and hands clean to avoid transfer of germs. Eat foods which are knows to enhance good vision, take supplements and make appointments with eye care specialists for required eye examination whenever possible.

    Houman Ahdieh, MD
    Lehigh valley Center for Sight
    https://www.lvcenter4sight.com
    eyedoc@lvcentre4sight.com

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    Common Eye Diseases
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    Common Eye Diseases
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    We over use our eyes without giving them good nurturing. As a result diseases and disc orders can often develop
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Summary
Common Eye Diseases
Article Name
Common Eye Diseases
Description
We over use our eyes without giving them good nurturing. As a result diseases and disc orders can often develop
Author
Publisher Name
Lehigh Valley Center for Sight
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LVC4S Logo Large - Common Eye Diseases