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Common eye conditions in adults

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Corneal disease refers to many conditions that affect your cornea – the clear window at the front of the eyeball. It is a unique part of the body that is designed to be transparent and crystal clear. You can see the coloured iris and the pupil through the cornea.

Eyelash disease is not very well recognised although it is common among patients.

This is a disease where the eyelashes either do not grow, fall off or grow in the wrong direction.

It is not unusual to see flashes and floaters from time to time.

Often, people who have healthy eyes see floaters. They appear as spots, lines, or cobweb effects, usually when you look at a plain surface such as a white wall or a clear blue sky. As you age, floaters become more regular.

Glaucoma is a condition that can affect your sight. It often affects both eyes to varying degrees. One eye may develop glaucoma quicker than the other.

Keratoconus is a degenerative non-inflammatory disease of the cornea that causes it to gradually thin and bulge into a cone-like shape. Since the cornea is the primary focusing lens of the eye, any distortions in it lead to a distorted image projected onto the retina.

Puffy eyes and dark circles are very common and can give you a tired and old appearance. This can cause you to feel embarrassed, and affect your confidence and self-esteem.

Red-eye is a general term used to describe red, irritated, and bloodshot eyes.

The appearance of red-eye ranges from a bright red colour that completely covers the white of the eye, to a few enlarged blood vessels that look like wiggly red or pink lines across the white of the eye.

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