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Retinopathy Prematurity

Retinopathy prematurity (ROP) is a blinding disease in premature babies caused by the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the developing retina. (the eye’s innermost light-sensitive layer). In a full-term baby, blood vessels grow along the surface of the developing...

Macular Hole

A macular hole is a hole in the central part of the retina that is most important for vision. The retina is the innermost light-sensitive layer of the eye, similar to the film of a camera where the image...

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...

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...

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...