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Category: Other Eye Conditions

Keeping a Close Watch on Eye Diseases
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Keeping a Close Watch on Eye Diseases

Eye diseases should not be taken for granted. There are some that can cause blindness and death if left alone and untreated. The following are eye diseases that may start from the eyes themselves: Orbital Cellulitis This is a disease that is restricted in the eye socket. This may be a result of an infection […]

Exotropia
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Exotropia

Exotropia is the opposite of esotropia, both of which are disorders of the eye falling under the general category of a strabismus, commonly known as “cross – eyed”. There are quite a few similar disorders in the strabismus category, but exotropia and esotropia cover specific cases where one eye deviates inward or outward. With exotropia […]

Esotropia
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Esotropia

Esotropia is one of the many disorders of the eye covered by “strabismus”, which is the general medical term used to cover all the various types of squinting that can be found in the eye – so many that there are several ways of classifying them. One of the classifications puts the types of strabismus […]

STRABISMUS eye disorders
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STRABISMUS eye disorders

Although the disorder of the eye known as STRABISMUS is defined in medical dictionaries simply as a “squint”, there is quite a range of ways in which a squint can present itself. As a consequence there needs to be a list of the types of strabismus squints to fully understand each one, and making up […]

Night Blindness
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Night Blindness

Going under the medical name of “nyctalopia” – adapted exactly from the Greek words for night and blindness – this disorder doesn’t allow a sufferer to see anything in the dark, at dusk or in low light. Night blindness is really a symptom of several other disorders and conditions, some of which are easily treated, […]

Aniridia - a disorder where eyes are without an iris
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Aniridia – a disorder where eyes are without an iris

Many eye diseases affect only one eye, described medically as being unilateral. Some eye diseases on the other hand affect both eyes at the same time, in this case being described as bilateral. Aniridia is a particular eye disease that affects eyes bilaterally and it’s a good job that it does, since if only one […]