AMBLYOPIA: Causes and Traetments
Amblyopia (also sometimes referred to as lazy eye) is a medical term used to describe the occurrence of reduced vision in one eye compared to the other. Amblyopia is a common visual impairment among children where the incidence of occurrence in children is between two to three percent. If the problem is not addressed during childhood it could persist into adulthood so lets take a deeper look into what causes this disorder and how it is treated?
Types of Color Blindness
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According to the National Institute of Health there are 3 main types of color blindness. These are red-green color deficiency, blue-yellow color deficiency and complete color blindness. Red-green color deficiency is the most common disorder impacting approximately 6% of all males. Let's discuss these 3 different types of inherited color blindness more in depth and find out what causes them and how they impact a person's vision.
Eye Twitching: What Causes it?
Eye Twitches are involuntary but repetitive spasms of the muscles in the eyelid. The degree of the twitching can vary from mild to more severe. But what does this twitching signify? Is it indicative of something more serious? And what causes it? Let's discuss this condition and look at answers to these questions.
Eye Anatomy 101: Parts of the Eye
The eye is arguably one of the most complicated organs in our body. It is unique in its ability to transmit light rays and images through the pupil, focus the image clearly through the vitreous humor and onto the retina and finally converting it into electrical signals that are carried to the brain via the optic nerve. It is all quite extraordinary. With all of this happening seamlessly, what are the basic parts of the eye that contribute to this effort? What are their respective roles of each of the parts and how do they function?
5 Diseases Eyes Can Help Detect?
Early detection of certain disorders and diseases can play a crucial role in their successful treatment and eventual recovery. Research has shown that the eye can provide clues associated with symptoms of many diseases ranging from high cholesterol, auto immune conditions, and even cancer. Below is a short list of five diseases that can be detected by examining the eye.