Eye Disorders

Eye is a major organ in our body with which we are able to see the world around us. There are a lot of eye disorders that affect the eye and can impair the vision considerably.

Age related macular degeneration is one of the disorder in which the macula, which is the central part of the retina, starts to degenerate and thus causes impaired vision.

A very common disorder of the eye is blepharitis in which there is inflammation of the eyelids that causes redness and swelling of the eyelids and hence is termed as an inflammatory disorder. This disorder is being treated with the antiinflammatory eye drops or steroid eye drops depending on the physician's recommendation.

Cataract is another very common disorder and occurs mostly in old age, in which there is clouding of the part of lens or the entire lens. Due to the cataract, there is impairment of vision and this requires surgical treatment to correct it. In this condition, the lens is being taken out and a new lens is being implanted in the eye, which corrects the vision.

Chalazion is a small lump that is being formed in the eyelid because of the blockage of the oil producing glands or meibomian glands. This situation is corrected with the surgical approach and the patient is relieved from a foreign body like sensation that he or she is feeling in the eye.

Dacryocystitis is a condition in which there is infection of the tear sac. The tear sac lies between the inner corner of the eye and the nose.

Diabetes causes involvement of a lot of organ systems and it also involves the eyes and causes a disorder known as diabetic retinopathy. In this disorder there is degeneration of the retina and that leads to the loss of vision of the eye.

There are a lot of other eye disorders and one should take care to prevent from the disorders as much as they can by adopting healthy habits.

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