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Blepharitis

Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelids. This condition is distinguished by redness, crusting, scaling, and inflammation of the eyelids. It causes burning, itching, foreign body sensation, and eye dryness. Symptoms of BlepharitisBurning sensation, Itching, scaling of eyelids.Crusty eyelidsPhotophobia, blurred...

Malignant Glaucoma

Graefe first described malignant glaucoma in 1869 as an elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) with a shallow or flat anterior chamber, usually as a result of ocular surgery. Aqueous misdirection, ciliary block glaucoma, and lens block angle closure are all...

Lens Induced Glaucoma

Lens induced glaucoma is caused by the leakage of lens material in one’s eye due to damage to the optic nerve. Leakage is usually caused by a dense or late cataract. This glaucoma can be open-angle or angle-closure. Lens...

Congenital Glaucoma

Congenital GlaucomaCongenital glaucoma, also known as childhood glaucoma, infantile glaucoma, or pediatric glaucoma, is found in babies and small children ( 3 years of age). It is a rare condition that can result in permanent blindness.Symptoms of Congenital GlaucomaChildhood...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of conditions that cause optic nerve damage. The optic nerve is located at the back of the eye and helps in visualization by transmitting visual signals from the eye to the brain. Blindness could result...

Non Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes can cause diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease. This occurs when high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy affects up to 80% of people who have had diabetes for 20 years or more. With...

Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar levels damage blood vessels in the retina. Diabetic retinopathy can progress to this more severe form, known as proliferative diabetic retinopathy, when damaged blood vessels become blocked and new, abnormal blood vessels...

Eye Examination

A person experiencing eye symptoms should see a doctor. However, because some eye disorders cause few or no symptoms in their early stages, the eyes should be checked by an ophthalmologist or an optometrist on a regular basis (every...

Child Eye Care

It’s difficult to know if and when your child should see an eye doctor. However, most experts agree that eye exams performed during regular well-child visits help protect your child’s vision and provide useful information about his or her...

Eye Care Tips for Ghanaians

You can help maintain the health of your eyes and ensure that you have the best possible vision by doing the following things: Consume food that is good for you and well-balanced. Your diet should consist primarily of fruits...