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Keratoconus print that page


cross-linking, or corneal transplantation . However, despite the disease's unpredictable course, keratoconus can often be successfully managed with little or no impairment to the patient's quality of life . Keratoconus affects around one person in a thousand. It seems to occur in populations

Fungal keratitis print that page

A fungal keratitis is an 'inflammation of the eye 's cornea ' (called keratitis ) that results from infection by a fungal organism. Keratomycosis is the Latin terminology equivalent of fungal keratitis - it is the fungal infection of the cornea , the anterior part of the eye which covers

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LASIK print that page


The LASIK technique was first made possible by the Colombia -based Spanish ophthalmologist Jose Barraquer , who, around 1950 in his clinic in Bogotá , Colombia, developed the first microkeratome , and developed the technique used to cut thin flaps in the cornea and alter its shape, in a

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca print that page

Typical symptoms of keratoconjunctivitis sicca are dryness, burning [ 3 ] and a sandy-gritty eye irritation that gets worse as the day goes on. [ 1 ] Symptoms may also be described as itchy, [ 3 ] scratchy, [ 4 ] stingy [ 3 ] or tired [ 3 ] eyes. Other symptoms are pain, [ 5 ] redness

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Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy print that page


A patient with TSPK may complain of blurred vision , dry eyes, a sensation of having a foreign body stuck in the eye, photophobia (sensitivity to bright light), burning sensations and watery eyes. On inspection with a slit lamp , tiny lumps can be found on the cornea of the eye. These lumps

Kearns-Sayre syndrome print that page


This triad of CPEO, bilateral pigmentary retinopathy, and cardiac conduction abnormalities was first described in a case report of two patients in 1958 by Thomas Kearns, MD., and G.P Sayre, MD. [ 2 ] A second case was published in 1960 by Jager and co-authors reporting these symptoms in a

Galactosemic cataract print that page

A Galactosemic cataract is cataract which is associated with the consequences of galactosemia . Contents 1 Galactosemia 2 Diagnosis 3 Introduction to Galactose Metabolism 4 Galactose Metabolism: The Leloir Pathway 5 The Accumulation of Galactose and Subsequent Pathways

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Ectopia lentis print that page


Although observed in humans and cats, ectopia lentis is most commonly seen in dogs . Ciliary zonules normally hold the lens in place. Abnormal development of these zonules can lead to primary ectopia lentis, usually a bilateral condition. Luxation can also be a secondary condition, caused

Intermediate uveitis print that page

Infectious causes of intermediate uveitis include Epstein-Barr virus ( EBV ) infection, Lyme disease , human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type1 ( HTLV-1 ) infection, cat scratch disease , and hepatitis C . Pars planitis is considered a subset of intermediate uveitis and is characterized by

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Congenital fourth nerve palsy print that page

Other names for fourth nerve palsy include superior oblique palsy and trochlear nerve palsy. Contents 1 Pathophysiology 2 Causes 3 Presentation 4 Treatment 5 References 6 See also [ edit ] Pathophysiology The fourth cranial nerve innervates the superior oblique muscle

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