Eye problems

Uveitis- Definition, Causes and Treatment

Definition Uveitis is a general term describing a group of inflammatory diseases that produces swelling and destroys eye tissues. These diseases can slightly reduce vision or lead to severe vision loss. The term “uveitis” is used because the diseases often affect a part of the eye called the uvea. Nevertheless, …

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Pterygium-  Definition, Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition Pterygium means “wing” and refers to a wing-like growth on the surface of the eye.  The pterygium (growth) spreads from the conjunctiva over the cornea. The conjunctiva is the mucous membrane covering the whites of the eyes (sclera) and the cornea is the clear windshield of the eye.  Pterygia …

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Chalazion- Causes, Treatment and Prevention

Definition A chalazion is a swollen bump on the eyelid. It happens when the eyelid’s oil gland clogs up. It may start as an internal hordeolum (stye). At first, you might not know you have a chalazion as there is little or no pain. But as it grows, your eyelid …

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Stye or Hordeolum – Definition, Causes and Prevention

Definition Stye is the painful bump that forms inside or outside of the eyelids. Your eyes have lots of tiny oil glands around the eyelids. Sometimes these tiny glands get blocked and form red bumps. Frequently the bacteria will enter into the bump and causes swelling, inflammation, pain, and redness …

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Photophobia: Causes, Complications and Diagnosis.

What is photophobia? Photophobia is not a fear of light, as the name might suggest, but rather it is an intolerance or sensitivity to light that can lead to extreme pain and discomfort. Sources of light such as fluorescent light, sunlight, and incandescent light can all be responsible for causing …

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