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Visual vocabulary


Visual vocabulary Cornea: Transparent  and clear curve, located in the front portion of the eye. It’s like a watch glass. Aqueous humor: It is a liquid such as water, it is in the space formed between the cornea and lens. Iris: Circular area, color, behind the cornea, controls the amount of light entering the eye. […]

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Eye and How we see?

cómo vemos

The eye The eye has an equivalent optical system to a camera, where the anterior lens is equivalent to the cornea, the inner is call lens and the photographic film to the retina. EYE AND HOW WE SEE? The images that enter the eye pass through the cornea, pass the pupil, then the lens, vitreous […]

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Eyelid condition


Problems of the eyelids such as allergies, inflammation of the edge of the eyelids (styes, chalazion, blepharitis), tumors, entropion or ectropion (eversion of the eyelids inward and outward), are conditions that warrant medical and surgical treatment doctor for treatment advice trained for these conditions.

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Macular degeneration

degeneración macular

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in elderly. Patient suffers damage to the central area of the retina (the macula). Symptoms are loss of vision, particularly central vision and distorted vision.

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The main conditions that affect the elderly population is retinopathy. Different types of retinopathy, such as diabetic retinopathy, vascular retinopathies (artery occlusion, or central retinal vein), macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, etc. The symptoms may be blurred vision, distorted vision, reaction to light, flashes of light, etc. In these cases it is very important […]

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It is one of the leading causes of blindness in people over 40 years. It is a condition characterized by high pressure within the eye, visual field loss and damage to the optic nerve. In most cases and particularly in the early stage, there are very few signs. In the advanced stage of the condition, […]

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It is a condition particularly related to aging. It is the leading cause of blindness in older people. Although there are different types of cataract, the most common is senile cataract which is what occurs with age. A cataract is the clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye, avoiding the entry of light needed […]

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Dry eyes or excessive tearing


The condition of dry eye is due to the lack of tear production. The person with this condition complains of foreign body sensation (feel like sand in the eyes). It is recommended not rub your eyes or use any medication until they have the recommendations of an ophthalmologist. Excessive tearing can be an extremely annoying […]

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Floating particles

partículas flotantes

Many people complain about black spots that look and move in front of her sight. These are particles that for various reasons appear in the vitreous (fluid inside the eye), and kept floating while the eye is moving. It is advised that if they increase in number and are accompanied by flashing lights, the services […]

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Common among people aged 40 years or more. This condition is characterized by the difficulty that the person to focus on objects at close range. Because difficulty in accommodation of our inner lens in the eye, the person may experience discomfort such as tired eyes and headaches. The condition usually is corrected with reading glasses.

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