LASIK or Lasik (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a type of refractive surgery for correcting myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. LASIK is performed by ophthalmologists using a laser.LASIK is similar to other surgical corrective procedures such as photorefractive keratectomy, PRK, (also called ASA, Advanced Surface Ablation) though it provides benefits such as faster patient recovery...
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye.
Factors that may speed up cataract formation are :
Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve (the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain).In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known as intraocular pressure. Glaucoma is characterized by a particular pattern of progressive damage to the optic nerve that...
At birth a baby's vision is very immature, with an acuity of around 3/60. Visual experience in infancy and childhood has a major influence on the development of the visual pathways, particularly the visual cortex. During the critical periods of visual development visual acuity develops as do other modalities such as contrast sensitivity, colour, pattern and motion perception...
Wet macular degeneration is the result of the formation of new, fragile and leaky blood vessels growing under the retina. The growth of these new blood vessels is called angiogenesis...Read More
Myopia is a condition whereby images come into focus in front of the eye, resulting in a blurred image on the retina. The more severe the nearsightedness, the farther the image is from the retina, which results in more blurry vision in the distance...Read More
Retinal detachment is a separation of the light-sensitive membrane in the back of the eye (the retina) from its supporting layers. The retina is a transparent tissue in the back of the eye. It helps you see the images that...Read More
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a group of genetic eye conditions that leads to incurable blindness. In the progression of symptoms for RP, night blindness generally precedes tunnel vision by years or even decades...Read More
Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue (the graft) in its entirety (penetrating keratoplasty)...Read More
Keratoconus (from Greek: kerato- horn, cornea; and konos cone), is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal...Read More
Read on for some yogic eye exercises to strengthen eyes. They are easy to do and most of them can be performed any time of the day wherever you are.
Most of us do not exercise our eye muscles at all, but yet, we work them all the time, causing them to be under constant strain...
Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye.
Its consequences range from subtle but constant irritation to inflammation of the anterior (front) tissues of the eye.
Dry eyes also are described by the medical term...