Category Archives: Eye Disorders


Glaucoma a group of conditions resulting in optic nerve damage, which diminishes sight. Abnormally high pressure inside your eye (intraocular pressure) usually, but not always, causes this damage.
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness. Sometimes called the silent thief of sight, glaucoma can damage your vision so gradually you don’t notice any loss of vision until the disease is at an advanced stage. The most common type of glaucoma, primary open-angle glaucoma, has no noticeable signs or symptoms except gradual vision loss.
Early diagnosis and treatment can minimize or prevent optic nerve damage and limit glaucoma-related vision loss. It’s important to get your eyes examined regularly, and make sure your eye doctor measures your intraocular pressure.

It’s best to have routine eye checkups every two years if you’re between 18-60 years old, and every year if you’re older than 60.

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Iritis is a type of uveitis — inflammation of the middle layer of the eye (uvea) — that affects your eye’s iris. The iris is the colored ring of tissue surrounding your pupil, which lies just behind the transparent cornea. Muscles controlling the iris change the size of the pupil to adjust to light conditions. Prolonged inflammation can lead to adhesions of the iris, causing your pupil to become smaller or irregularly shaped and predisposing you to glaucoma. Continue reading Iritis