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What are the different forms of glaucoma?

 • Open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease, has no symptoms at first. It is a progressive disease characterized by optic nerve damage. High eye pressure is the most significant recognized risk factor for the development and progression of the disease. The pressure in the eye builds up gradually. At some point, side…

What is macular degeneration?

 The retina is the delicate innermost layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye. It contains layers of light receiving cells called photoreceptors that are connected to the brain by the optic nerve. If you think of the eye as a camera, the retina is the film on which images are recorded and…

How can vitreo-retinal problems be treated?

Problems with the retina and vitreous including retinal tear, retinal detachment, severe intraocular infection, eye disease and trauma can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Surgery, lasers and injections can correct problems before vision is lost or prevent further deterioration from occurring.

What is Corneal Dystrophy?

Corneal dystrophies form a group of rare disorders which usually affect both eyes. They may be present at birth, but more frequently develop during adolescence and progress gradually throughout life.