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Glaucoma

This is the name given to a group of conditions in which the optic nerve sustains damage where it leaves the eye to connect to the brain. The eye constantly produces aqueous, the clear fluid that fills the anterior chamber and nourishes the eye. The aqueous, filters out of the anterior chamber, through a complex drainage system. The delicate balance between the production and drainage of aqueous determines the eyes’ intra ocular pressure. Most people’s IOP fall between 10 and 21mmHg. However, some eyes can tolerate higher pressures than others. That’s why it may be normal for one person to have a higher pressure than another. Common types of glaucoma Open angle: (also called chronic open ang

Eye Disorder - Cataract

According to the recent survey on blindness and low vision carried out in Nigeria between 2005 and 2007, the leading causes of blindness are Cataracts, Glaucoma, Onchocerciasis, and corneal blindness. Refractive errors and low vision contribute significantly to correctible visual impairment. It is therefore imperative that we give you some information on these disorders. We start with Cataract. Cataract A cataract is a clouding of the eyes natural lens, which is behind the iris and pupil. The lens works much like a camera lens, focusing light unto the retina at the back of the eye. The lens also adjusts the eye focus, letting us see things clearly both up close and far away. It is usually c

Steps to Eye Care

Determine your visual acuity. A colleague of mine- an Ophthalmologist was sitting on the passenger side while the husband was driving. She read the plate number of a motor car about 6meters ahead and the husband wondered how she could see the plate number without using binoculars. He got a pair of myopic (short sighted) glasses that week. You can practically become an eye doctor of sorts by placing a calendar on the wall of your house and looking at the small prints from the other end using one eye at a time. The correct chart for doing this is a Snellen’s chart placed 6meters ahead of you. You need to wash your face every morning with your sponge and soap to remove dirt and potential unseen

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