Amblyopia — Amblyopia is a term used to describe an uncorrectable loss of vision in an eye that appears to be normal. It’s commonly referred to as “lazy eye” and can occur for a variety of reasons.
Basal Cell Carcinoma — “Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that occurs most commonly on the face or neck, often near an eyelid or on the nose. “
Episcleritis — Episcleritis is an inflammatory condition of the connective tissue between the conjunctiva and sclera known as the episclera.
Farsightedness — “Farsightedness or hyperopia, occurs when light entering the eye focuses behind the retina, instead of directly on it.”
Glaucoma — Glaucoma is a disease caused by increased intraocular pressure (IOP) resulting either from a malformation or malfunction of the eye’s drainage structures.
Herpes Simplex — “Herpes simplex is a very common virus affecting the skin, mucous membranes, nervous system, and the eye. “
Iritis — “Iritis is an inflammatory problem of the iris, the colored part of the eye.”
Keratoconus — Keratoconus is a degenerative disease of the cornea that causes it to gradually thin and bulge into a cone-like shape.
Lymphangiectasia — “A dilated lymphatic channel, commonly filled with blood.”
Macular Degeneration — Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a degenerative condition of the macula (the central retina).
Nearsightedness — “Nearsightedness or myopia, occurs when light entering the eye focuses in front of the retina instead of directly on it.”
Ophthalmology — “Diagnosis, treatment, and management of diseases of the eye, including prescribing corrective lenses, corrective/refractive surgery, and surgery to remove cataracts and diseased eye tissue.”
Strabismus — “Strabismus is a problem caused by one or more improperly functioning eye muscles, resulting in a misalignment of the eyes.”
Temporal Arteritis — “Temporal arteritis, also known as giant cell arteritis, is an inflammatory condition affecting the medium-sized blood vessels that supply the head, eyes, and optic nerves.”
Uveitis — Uveitis is a general term that refers to inflammation or swelling of the eye’s structures responsible for its blood supply.
Waardenburg Syndrome — “A condition in which there is a wide bridge of the nose (owing to a lateral displacement of the inner canthus of each eye), pigmentary disturbances (frontal white blaze of hair, heterochromia iridis, white eye lashes, leukoderma [white patches on the skin]), and often cochlear deafness.”
Xerophthalmia — A dry thickened lusterless condition of the eyeball resulting especially from a severe systemic deficiency of vitamin A.
Yag Laser — “A laser type using an infra red wavelength of 1064 nanometers. The laser material is neodymium Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet. Yag lasers are used after cataract surgery to photovaporize the residual membrane behind the artificial lens. The commom misconception that “”lasers”” are used to remove cataracts occurs because c. 75% of post-cataract patients eventually require yag laser capsulotomy.”
Zonules of Zinn — “Suspensory ligaments. A ring of fibrous strands, composed mainly of elastin microfibrils, connecting the ciliary body with the crystalline lens of the eye. Hold the lens in place, stretching and loosening (due to relaxation and contraction of the ciliary muscle) to change the shape of the lens to focus at far and at near (accommodation).”