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Category: Retina Conditions

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, […]

Solar Retinopathy - Do NOT look at the sun!
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Solar Retinopathy – Do NOT look at the sun!

Why not? – Because you can cause serious damage to your eyesight. Now you might think that people wouldn’t look at the sun would you, but you would be wrong – many people look up into the sky during an eclipse of the sun thinking that just because the light is poor the sun won’t […]

Chorioretinitis
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Chorioretinitis

Chorioretinitis is an inflammation of one of the layers of the eye, and to understand more about it, it’s necessary to appreciate something about eye biology. The inside of the eye contains a vitreous gel, and is covered by an outer part consisting of three layers: •    The sclera – the white part of the […]

Senile Retinoschisis: An Early Sign of Senility?
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Senile Retinoschisis: An Early Sign of Senility?

No! The adjective “senile” in the context of senile retinoschisis is a medical one used to differentiate it from three other forms of retinoschisis, and in particular from juvenile retinitis. Juvenile retinitis only affects young men in childhood up to the age of ten, whereas senile retinitis rarely affects anyone, men or women, under the […]

Retinoschisis: Juvenile
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Retinoschisis: Juvenile

The term Retinoschisis cover a series of disorders of the eye in which the retinal layer at the back of the eye splits into two separate layers. One of these disorders – juvenile retinoschisis – is so called because it appears around the age of ten or so years. The term juvenile is also used […]

Retinoschisis: Is it Juvenile or Senile?
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Retinoschisis: Is it Juvenile or Senile?

Someone suffering from the eye disorder retinoschisis has a condition where the retina, the light sensitive layer at the back of the eye, splits into two layers; the term comes from combining obviously the word retina with the Greek word for splitting or breaking up – schizein. When that someone needs to talk about their […]