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Aniridia: What Is It?

 

Aniridia is a rare genetic eye disorder in which the iris is partially or completely absent, it usually involves both eyes. This eye disorder is often associated with eye conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, keratopathy and others. Individuals with aniridia typically have iris hypoplasia and reduced visual acuity and due to the lack of a visible iris the eye appears entirely black.

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Eye Health Tips for Students

 

Eye health is quite closely related to your overall physical health and wellbeing. Taking care of your health and wellbeing can significantly reduce the risks of developing eye diseases and may prevent vision loss. Your eyesight is one of your most important senses and utilising these tips below could benefit you.

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The Blinding Truth About Fireworks

 

As the festive season approaches, there is an array of beautiful fireworks to buy. Eye injuries from fireworks and sparklers can be extremely severe and ophthalmologists treat many people every year who suffer firework-related injuries resulting in permanent eye damage, vision loss or even total blindness.

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Autumnal Foods for Optimal Eye Health

 

Autumn harvests produce a wide variety of nutritious and healthy foods that may benefit our eye health. Many of the foods in this season, may help to protect and prevent certain eye diseases, like macular degeneration and glaucoma, overall, improving our eye health.

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Eye Floaters Could Be a Sign of a More Severe, Underlying Condition

Eye Colour: What Is It?

 

Eye colour is determined by two main factors; the amount of pigmentation found in the iris and the way light is scattered as it hits the top layer of the iris. The iris is a thin circular membrane behind the cornea. It is responsible for controlling the size of the pupil and controls the amount of light that enters the eye.

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Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis In Children

 

Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis is a chronic inflammatory eye disease of the ocular surface that is often an underdiagnosed in children. This condition may impact visual acuity and in rare cases can cause corneal perforation and damage may occur leading to vision loss.

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12 Exotic Fruits for Healthy Eyes

 

A diet rich in carotenoids, beta-carotene, vitamins and lutein can help to keep your eyes healthy. Certain fruits are said to reduce dry eye symptoms, reduce risk of certain eye disease and even improve night-time vision.

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What to Expect When You’re Expecting: Vision & Pregnancy

 

Pregnancy can affect anything from your hair, skin and sometimes even your vision. Women often experience a myriad of physiological and hormonal changes during pregnancy and may report of vision changes like dry eyes, blurred and distorted vision.

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How High Blood Pressure Can Affect Our Eyes

 

High blood pressure can have several negative effects on one’s health and, when left untreated, it may affect the eyes which can lead to certain eye diseases. Symptoms of hypertension (high blood pressure) can include headaches and vision problems.

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