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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

Ocular ischemic syndrome print that page

Those with ocular ischemic syndrome are typically between the ages of 50 and 80 [ 2 ] [ 3 ] ; twice as many men than women are affected. [ 3 ] More than 90% of those presenting with the condition have vision loss . [ 1 ] Patients may report a dull, radiating ache over the eye and eyebrow

wikipedia.org | 2010/9/25 19:51:10

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

Aniseikonia print that page

Gr. "an" = "not" , + "is(o)" = "equal," + "eikōn" = "image" [ edit ] Causes Retinal image size is determined by many factors. The size and position of the object being viewed affects the characteristics of the light entering the system. Corrective lenses affect these characteristics and

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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