TEN 01.10.2021 Monthly News

7. Is It Possible to Implant a Telescope in Your Eyes? The most advanced form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the leading cause of blindness in the United States, is end-stage AMD. It causes irreversible loss of central vision, making it difficult to perceive or recognize people and objects. Unlike less severe forms of AMD, end-stage AMD irreversibly damages the macula, the small part of the retina responsible for central vision, and does not respond to therapy with glasses, medications, or artificial lenses implanted during cataract surgery. The world seems to vanish before their eyes for these approximately 2 million sufferers, making it impossible to accomplish daily duties. → Link

6. Chronic Angle-Closure Glaucoma: What Is It? Glaucoma is the most common cause of blindness in persons over the age of 60. Glaucoma-related blindness, can generally be prevented with the right and prompt treatment. Angle-closure glaucoma (also known as closed-angle glaucoma or narrow-angle glaucoma) develops when the iris of a person’s eye blocks the drainage angle. It is similar to a piece of paper slipping down a sink drain. Eye pressure begins to rise when the drainage angle becomes entirely blocked. If this happens suddenly, then it is considered acute. → Link

5. Teenager Is Blinded by Fireworks, and His Hand Is Severed. A huge explosion shocked Theresa McNair when she returned home from work a few days after the Fourth of July. She figured it was youngsters from the neighborhood having fun with leftover Christmas pyrotechnics. The Fort Lauderdale mom did not realize it was her own child who had been injured until later and that the massive explosion had been caused by a grenade-like firework that had blasted off her son’s right hand and blinded him in one eye. → Link

4. Choroidal Neovascular Membranes: What Are They? A healthy, undamaged retina is essential for clear vision in the eye. Choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) are new blood vessels that form beneath the retina and cause damage. The choroid is where these blood vessels develop. They are able to get past the choroid-retina barrier. They cause visual loss when they leak or bleed in the retina. → Link

3. What Is Onchocerciasis? Onchocerciasis is an ailment brought on by a specific parasite. African river blindness is another name for this ailment. It is the world’s second-leading cause of infectious blindness. Before blindness, people frequently experience symptoms such as itching and pimples on their skin. → Link

2. What Will Happen if My Flap Moves After LASIK Procedure? People are wondering what will happen if a flap comes loose after LASIK. LASIK is a known refractive surgery that corrects myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism. It has been 20 decades since the approval for LASIK was given by the FDA. Despite the high degree of success of more than 30 million LASIK procedures, some questions are still left unanswered which includes the key aspect of LASIK surgery which is the corneal flap. The question that is being asked is “What will happen if the flap moves after the LASIK procedure?”. Before answering that question, the chance of a LASIK flap moving after surgery is close to zero. → Link

1. Identification and Treatment of Pink Eye in Babies. A common eye condition in babies where there is an inflammation in the conjunctiva is called pink eye or Conjunctivitis. Pink eyes can occur in one eye or both eyes. There are four types of conjunctivitis and are divided into contagious or non-contagious. → Link

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