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|OCT - OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY|
|This revolutionary test allows doctors an opportunity to better understand and view disease progression of the macula, the retina and the optic nerve long before actual vision loss takes place. Routine analysis of the retina utilizes manual and photographic views of the top layers or simply its surface. OCT tomography provides a more detailed look at the retina with a three-dimensional side-view or optical cross-section.
This procedure provides a more precise analysis of the important ... Read More|
|Ocular Hypertension |
As you read in the The Basics of Glaucoma articleif we were to randomly sample the eye pressures of 1000 people off the streetnearly all those sampled would have a pressure under 21 mm (of mercury).
But if your pressure is greater than 21does it mean that there is trouble ahead for you? Does it mean that you’re headed toward glaucoma? Not necessarily.
You may have what’s known as ocular hypert... Read More|
|Ocular Rosacea |
Ocular Rosacea is associated with a chronic skin condition known as rosacea or acne rosacea. This common problem usually affects those with light skin
and in the early stages is characterized by redness and bumps concentrated on the foreheadnose and cheeks. One of the earliest symptoms of rosaceaoften experienced during puberty
is facial flushing. Flushing for any reason is liable to bring on an attack of redness and pimples. Even people who are being treated for rosacea can relapse if... Read More|
|Oily Fish Consumption Protect Your Eyesight |
Oily Fish Consumption At Least Once A Week Will Protect Your Eyesight In Old Age.
People who habitually consume oily fish at least once a week compared with less than once a week are 50% less likely to have wet AMD.
Eating oily fish once a week may reduce age-related macular degeneration (AMD) which is the major cause of blindness and poor vision in adults in western countries and the third cause of global blindnessaccording to a study published in the American ... Read More|
|Open Angle Glaucoma|
Glaucoma is caused by a number of different eye diseases that in most cases produce increased pressure within the eye. This elevated pressure is caused by a backup of fluid in the eye. Over timeit causes damage to the optic nerve and can result in blindness . Open-angle glaucomathe most common form of glaucomaaffects over 3 million North Americans - half of whom don t know they have it. Early detectiondiagnosis and treat... Read More|
|Open Your Eyes To Healthy Eating Habits |
Open Your Eyes To Healthy Eating Habits
Macular degeneration is a chronicprogressive disease that is the leading cause of legal blindness in adults over 50 years of age.
In honor of March s Save Your Vision Monththe American Optometric Association (AOA) reminds Americans that caring for eyes includes paying attention to nutrition.
Approximately 43 million Americans suffer from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or cataractsthe two leading causes of vision loss and blin... Read More|
|Optical Illusions |
Our visual system constantly imposes three-dimensional characteristics onto two-dimensional images. While our interpretations of these images are usually correctin ambiguous situations with more than one possible image our brain may not see all of the possibilities. In such situationsthere are many factors simultaneously influencing our vision. Below are a few pictures that will help demonstrate this point. Image #1 What do you see: two faces or a vase? Hint: Bo... Read More|
|OPTIC DISC DRUSEN|
|The optic nerve is the transmission cable that connects the retina of the eye to the brain. Anatomically, the optic nerve consists of over one million retinal cells called ganglion cell axons. The face of the optic nerve that is seen during examination of the central retina is called the optic disc. This face of the optic nerve or disc is void of the seeing elements of the retina, specifically the rod and cone cells, and as a result, the optic nerve is naturally a non-seeing part of the... Read More|
|Optic Neuritis |
Optic neuritis (also called retrobulbar retinitis) is an inflammation of the optic nervethe “cable” that transmits visual information from the eye to the brain. (Optic = eye; retrobulbar = behind the eye; neuritis = nerve inflammation.) The optic nerve plays such a key role in vision that anything that happens to it affects eyesight. When inflammation is mildvision can be almost normalbut severe inflammation can cause loss of sight. Optic neuritis can occur in one or both eyes. ... Read More|
What is Ortho-K? If you are nearsightedwhen you look at distant objectsthe light entering your eye focuses in front of the retinaresulting in blurry vision. This conditioncalled myopiacan be corrected by wearing glasses or contact lensesthrough laser surgery or now with a procedure called Orthokeratology. Orthokeratologyoften referred to simply as Ortho-Kis a reversiblenon-surgical process that uses a specialty contact lens to gently reshape the cornea of your eye while you... Read More|