In a recent scientific report published by, which considered the “impact of ‘natural blind spot location’ on perimetry“, The natural blind spot location (NBSL) represents an absolute scotoma in the visual field (VF) induced by the area of the optic disc on the retina, which lacks the light detecting cells. NBSL is routinely measured

Acute loss of vision associated with pain may be due to infection (corneal ulcer, endophthalmitis); Inflammations (Iritis, optic neuritis); or acute glaucoma. Corneal Ulcer: An infection of the cornea presenting with pain, redness and cloudiness of the cornea. This may follow contact lens related injury, scratches of the cornea by a fingernail, by a branch

Field of Vision is the Gold standard for diagnosis of Glaucoma. Glaucoma is associated with arcuate defects involving the superior and inferior quadrants or at times double arcuate scotoma*. Involvement of the Macula usually indicates a severe form of Glaucoma. Repeated fields are used to monitor the progression of Glaucoma. An arcuate scotoma typically follows

Headaches in children

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Why do children get headaches? Headaches in children are common and usually not serious. Causes include migraines, stress and tension headaches, trauma, sinus disease, and eye problems. Brain tumours in children as a cause for headaches are extremely rare, and are usually associated with additional neurologic symptoms such as dizziness, weakness of the arms or

Adult Strabismus

Thursday, 25 May 2017 by

Can anything be done for adults with strabismus (misaligned eyes)? Yes. Adults can benefit from some of the same treatment options that are available to children. They may include prismatic glasses and surgery. Most adults with misaligned eyes are able to have a successful surgical correction . Why do adults get strabismus? Adults may have

Watering In a normal eye, a sac called the naso-lacrimal sac or a duct, drains tears from our eyes to our nose. Blockage of this sac is among the commonest causes for eyes watering. If left unattended, tears collect in the sac, and infect it. The symptoms are pain, swelling and redness in the area

The most common risk factors in the case of a type 2 diabetes include: – being older than 30 years of age, – having a sedentary lifestyle, and – having a body mass index of 25 to 29.9. In addition, with hereditary antecedants of diabetes, delivering a baby that weighed over 9 lbs (4000 g),

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