EYE DISEASES

 

Glaucoma

 

Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often associated with a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma tends to be inherited and may not show up until later in life.

 

SYMPTOMS

 

  • Hazy or blurred vision

  • The appearance of rainbow-colored circles around bright lights

  • Severe eye and head pain

  • Nausea or vomiting (accompanying severe eye pain)

  • Sudden sight loss

  • There may be no symptoms until late in chronic open angle glaucoma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUSES

 

The mechanism of glaucoma generally is a failure of the eye to maintain an appropriate balance between the amount of internal (intraocular) fluid produced and the amount that drains away. The modern theory states glaucoma is a multi factorial condition where in there is optic neuropathy. The only parameter that can be measured and controlled is the IOP. 

 

 

Pterygium

 

A pterygium is an elevated, superficial, external ocular mass that usually forms over the perilimbal conjunctiva and extends onto the corneal surface. It is essentially and elastoid degeneration of the sub conjuctival tissue due to extraneous factors like excess exposure to UV light. Wearing of sunglasses which cut off some of the rays maybe a protective measure.

 

SYMPTOMS

 

  • Burning

  • Gritty feeling

  • Sensation of a foreign body in the eye

  • Blurred vision

  • Excess watering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAUSES

 

  • Prolonged exposure to  ultraviolet light

  • Dry eye

  • Irritants such as dust and wind

  • Trauma to the eye which can cause a condition called pseudo pterygium.

 

 

 

Uveitis

 

Uveitis is a form of eye inflammation. It affects the middle layer of tissue in the eye wall (uvea). Uveitis  warning signs often come on suddenly and get worse quickly. Uveitis can be serious, leading to permanent vision loss. Early diagnosis and treatment are important to prevent the complications of uveitis.

 

 

CAUSES

 

  • Eye injury or surgery

  • An autoimmune disorder, such as sarcoidosis or ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis

  • An inflammatory disorder, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

  • An infection, such as cat-scratch disease, herpes zoster, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, tuberculosis, Lyme disease or West Nile virus

  • A cancer that affects the eye, such as lymphoma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYMPTOMS

 

  • Eye redness

  • Eye pain

  • Light sensitivity

  • Blurred vision

  • Dark, floating spots in your field of vision (floaters)

  • Decreased vision

 

 

 
 
 

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