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Eye Conditions

The eyes are complex organs. They are susceptible to a number of conditions caused by the environment, ageing and genetic factors.



When the eyes focus in different directions it is called a squint. The condition can lead to blurred and double vision and lazy eye and is also referred to as Strabismus or cross-eye.

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Lazy eye (or Amblyopia) tends to affect children, and is usually easy to treat. If left uncorrected, however, it could permanently affect the vision.

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Normally the corneas are gradually curved. Keratoconus occurs when the cornea thins and becomes more cone-shaped. It can lead to a range of vision problems.

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Glaucoma is a build-up of pressure in the eye that damages the optic nerve. Ibe difficult to spot, as the symptoms will vary depending on severity.

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Dry eyes can affect anyone But the condition is more common among older people, as the tear glands tend to become less productive with age.

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Conjunctivitis, also referred to as pink or red eye in an inflammation of the conjunctiva. It is fairly easy to manage or treat.

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Color blind individuals have deficiency that makes it difficult, or impossible, to see certain colors. Some people can’t see color at all, though this is rare.

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Cataracts are distinct by the cloudy/blue patch that forms on the lens of the eye. Other symptoms of cataracts include the vision becoming increasingly blurred, cloudy or misty. It may become difficult to see at night, or in bright light.

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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a very common form of visual impairment. About one in ten people over 65 have some level of AMD. 

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