What is Cataract?
CataractCataract is the loss of transparency of the lens that ensures the focusing of the rays entering the eye. The deformed lenses become like opaque glass and you start to have visual complaints. Your vision becomes blurry and undefined. Cataracts decrease vision and causes headaches and tired eyes.
Children's Eye Health and Its Importance
Our children are our future, precious and valuable. The most appreciated gift that can be given to them is a healthy life. However, due to negligence arising from the lack of knowledge regarding the eyes, our children may encounter eye diseases that are becoming more and more difficult to treat. There is no age limitation for an eye examination. Any abnormalities having to do with the eyes should be examined regardless of one’s age. Some children may refuse to be examined, in which case an anesthesia can be used to tranquilize the child. Even though children do not have any complaints, they should undergo a minimum of one eye examination between the ages 1 and 2. Early diagnosis and treatment is essential for a child’ eye health. Otherwise, they may be condemned to sight impairment forever as well as aesthetic problems. The ideal age for the first eye examination for a child is at age 2, even when the child has no complaints. It is of critical importance that children who attend school undergo an eye examination at least once a year.
Microscopic ExaminationIn microscopic examination, structures such as eyelids, eyelashes, conjunctiva, cornea, sclera, iris, pupil, lens and vitreous are evaluated. Diseases or impairments of these structures usually bring along some complaints. No matter what the complaint is, it should be taken into consideration. Thanks to early intervention, it is possible to be protected against eye problems that may occur in the future.
What is Retina?
RetinaRetina is a light sensitive layer that lines the interior of the eye. It is composed of light sensitive cells known as rods and cones. The human eye contains about 125 million rods, which are necessary for seeing in dim light. Cones on the other hand function best in bright light - there are between 6 and 7 million in the eye - they are essential for receiving a sharp accurate image; cones can also distinguish colours. The retina works much in the same way as film in a camera.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the eye's optic nerve and result in vision loss and blindness. Glaucoma occurs when the normal fluid pressure inside the eyes slowly rises. However, with early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.
What is Keratoconus?
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The Eye with Keratoconus
Keratoconus is the thinning of the central zone of the cornea, the front surface of the eye. As a result of this thinning, the normally round shape of the cornea is distorted and a cone-like bulge develops, resulting in significant visual impairment.. Keratoconus generally progresses between the ages of 20-40.
Keratoconus usually affects both eyes, though symptoms in each eye may differ. Symptoms usually start to occur in people who are in their late teens and early 20s and may include:
- Mild blurry vision
- Slight distortion of vision
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Mild eye irritation
What is Oculoplastic Surgery?
culoplastic SurgeryOculoplastic surgery is a branch of ophthalmology which is interested in eye lids, lacrymal ducts and orbital diseases. All types of treatment and aesthetic surgery applications including pouch removing, replacement of eyes, intraocular tumor surgeries, botulinum toxin are made with oculoplastic surgery.
How is color blindness treated?
Examinations for color blindness are conducted by applying a special test called Ishihara, where the patient reads letters consisting of colorful spots. Color deficiency or color blindness is a common case; it is genetic and transferred to children by their parents. Color blindness is especially common among men. Detection and treatment of color blindness is essential for those who would like to become pilots, security officers or police officers. Also, one who is color blind cannot obtain a driver’s license. Today, color blindness can be treated with the help of special lenses. Furthermore, the Ishihara test is utilized of for the diagnosis and determination of other diseases as well.
What is uveitis?
UveitisRed eyes may be the sign of uveitis. Inflammation of 'uvea' layer of the eye is called Uveitis. The gel-like substance located at the center of the eye having a ball-like structure is surrounded by a 3-layer envelope. There is a rough and white section called sclera at the outmost, a section called retina which enables us to see at the innermost and uvea at the center. Inflammation of 'uvea' is called Uveitis. Uvea comprises of veins feeding the eye. Inflammation of this section affects all eye tissues, leading to situations which seriously threaten visual ability. Uveitis is a curable disease. Except for rare cases, the eye can be recovered owing to suitable treatment and a regular patient-ophthalmologist relationship. Even though the treatment is completed, patient should be examined at least once in three months. Since this disease may recur, controls should be carried out regularly without interruption or the ophthalmologist should be informed about different symptoms regarding other organs. For instance, canker sores and blotches, etc.…