This is an inflammatory condition affecting the edge of the eyelids. The cause is often unknown. Prolonged treatment may be required before it is effective and despite this, the condition may recur.
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This is a common condition and is caused by a blockage in one of the small glands in the eyelid. A small lump develops as the normal contents cannot escape. Although it is unsightly, it is easy to treat and should not cause you any major problems with your vision.
Conjunctivitis is an inflammatory condition of the conjunctiva, the clear transparent membrane which covers the white of the eye and lines the eyelids. There are several causes, but the two most common are bacteria and viruses.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes Mellitus, commonly referred to as “diabetes,” means “sweet urine.” Diabetes mellitus means “to flow, honey” in Greek
Diabetes Related Eye Conditions
The “Understanding” series of leaflets is designed to help you, your friends and family understand a little bit more about your eye condition.
Each leaflet gives an introduction to the condition, how it can affect you, the main treatment available and how to make the most of your sight. There are details of who to contact for more information at the foot of the page.
You have been diagnosed as having episcleritis.
The front, white part of the eye called the sclera is covered by transparent membrane called the conjunctiva. Between these is another transparent layer called the episclera. When this is inflamed it is known as episcleritis.
Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged at the point at which it leaves the eye. As the diagram below shows, this nerve carries information from the light sensitive layer in your eye, the retina, to the brain where it is received as a picture.
What is blood pressure?
Blood pressure is the pressure of blood in your arteries (blood vessels). Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). Your blood pressure is recorded as two figures. For example, 150/95 mmHg. This is said as ‘150 over 95’.
This is an inflammatory condition affecting the iris, (the coloured part of your eye). It can be associated with other inflammatory conditions of the body, for example arthritis, but in most cases the cause remains unknown.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. This cone shape deflects light as it enters the eye on its way to the light-sensitive retina, causing distorted vision.
Laser Eye Surgery
Eye care is for everyone to ensure you enjoy good vision throughout a lifetime. Many people think of eye problems as something that happens to older people, but in fact, there are many conditions that can affect people in all stages of life—even childhood.
The eye is shaped like a ball. The pupil, close to the front, is the opening which allows light to enter the eye. Just behind the pupil is the lens which focuses the light on the retina at the back of the eye. The retina is made up of a delicate tissue which converts the light into images, and sends them to the brain. The macula is a small area at the very center of the retina.
Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)
The vitreous is a transparent gel substance filling the back of the eye ball. With age, the vitreous gel shrinks and separates itself from part of the retina.
Imagine that your eye is like a camera, and the retina is the film, The retina is a fine sheet of nerve tissue lining the inside of the eye (see diagram). Rays of light enter the eye and are focused onto the retina by the lens. The retina produces a picture which is sent along the optic nerve for the brain to interpret. It’s rather Iike the film in the camera being developed so that pictures can be produced.
Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of hereditary eye disorders. These disorders affect the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye, in which the first stages of seeing take place. In RP, sight loss is gradual and progressive. It is unusual for people with RP to become totally blind as most retain some useful vision well into old age.
The front, white part of the eye, known as the sclera, is covered by a transparent membrane called the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva has a rich blood supply. A sub-conjunctival haemorrhage occurs when these tiny blood vessels leak, causing a small amount of blood to gather between the sclera and conjunctiva.