Visual impairments

Visual impairments

None of the following visual impairments is a medical condition but simply a quirk of the eye caused by its non-standard structure. If the eye is anatomically healthy, eyesight can...
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CHILDREN AND VISION

CHILDREN AND VISION

The eyes of both children and adults require attention, but special care should be taken when it comes to children. Their eyes are still developing and vision does not fully...
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WHAT IS KERATOCONUS?

WHAT IS KERATOCONUS?

The cornea is the transparent front surface of your eye mainly responsible for focusing light. Keratoconus causes the cornea to gradually thin and become more conical in shape, causing loss...
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DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease that occurs as a complication of diabetes and affects the retina. Changes caused by diabetes damage the tiny blood vessels in the retina. This...
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LAZY EYE

LAZY EYE

Lazy eye (medically referred to as amblyopia) is a developmental disorder in the case of which normal visual acuity is not achieved and glasses or contact lenses do not help....
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DRY-EYE SYNDROME

DRY-EYE SYNDROME

Dry eye syndrome is a condition that occurs when your tears cannot adequately moisturise, protect and clean your eyes. Every time you blink, tears moisturise your eye and clean it...
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GLAUCOMA

GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma is an eye disease that affects the optic nerve and results in visual field loss. Glaucoma is mainly associated with abnormally high intraocular pressure, but elevated intraocular pressure does...
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WHAT IS A CATARACT?

WHAT IS A CATARACT?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Cataracts primarily develop in the elderly and are the most common cause of visual impairment in the world. The...
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