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Keratoconus

Introduction Kerato – cornea; and konos cone is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than the more normal gradual curve. This cone shape deflects light as it enters the eye causing substantial blur and distortion of vision. This is due to tiny fibers of protein in the eye …

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Can Children Wear Contact Lenses

Introduction Parents frequently ask this question whenever their child is advised to wear contact lenses for optical correction. Actually there is no specific age limit to start wearing contact lenses. Contact lenses can be worn at any age as long as the parameters of the cornea can be matched with …

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Presbyopia And Contact Lens

Introduction Presbyopia is a type of refractive error that happens as a result of changes in age or aging. It occurs due to the loss of ability to focus the eyes at close range. It is not a disease,usually starting at the age of 40 and above, and experienced by all …

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Diabetic : Must Go For Eye Check Up

What Is Diabetes Mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease associated with abnormally high levels of the sugar glucose in the blood. Diabetes mellitus is a major global public health problem. Diabetes Mellitus Is An Epidemic Due To Longer life span Modern lifestyle (urbanization) Environmental and social factors (Diet, obesity …

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Knowing Your Eyes

Diagram source: www.medicenet.com Image source: www.intranet.tdmu.edu.ua Introduction The eye serves a very important function- the sense of light. Human beings have two slightly protruding spherical eyes located in the socket. The eyeball has approximately 24 mm in diameter. Layers of The Eye The eye is made up of three coats. …

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Optometrist, Oftalmologist and Optician : The 3’s “O”

What is the 3’s “O”? Optometrist An Optometrist is a professional eye care provider. Optometrist receive education primarily about eyes and are well-trained to perform eye examination during their 4 years of optometry degree course in the public or private institutes of higher learning. Some Optometrist continue with postgraduate studies …

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Eye Exercises

Introduction Our eye is controlled by 6 ocular muscles that help in eye movement. Like any other muscles in our body, the eye muscles need regular exercise in order to keep them healthy and strong. We all know that swimming, jogging or going to the gym keeps our bodies fit. …

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Assisting Blind Child

Definition There are 4 levels of visual functions categorised by World Health Organisation (WHO) which are: Normal visual function Moderate visual impairment        (Low Vision/Visual Impaired Group) Severe visual impairment              (Low Vision/Visual Impaired Group) Blindness                                         (Visual Impaired Group) WHO define people with the best corrected vision 3/60 or less, or a …

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