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Transient vision loss

February 28, 2018

Background: In adults, transient vision loss (TVL) is a frequently encountered complaint that, in most cases, has an identifiable cause. Transient vision loss may be monocular or bilateral and may last from seconds to hours. Episodes are often ischemic in origin, but other, more benign, conditions should be considered in the differential diagnoses (eg, dry […]

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New Procedures That Are Revolutionizing Medicine

March 6, 2015

Medical science is progressively making rapid technological advancements aimed at revolutionizing and streamlining existing medical procedures. Previously unheralded medication, treatments and procedures are being developed and introduced at a very expeditious rate. Stakeholders in the industry are working harder than ever to come up with procedures and medications aimed at providing cheaper, faster and more […]

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Course of events leading to the formation of cataract in old ages

Cataract: A Brief Overview

April 24, 2013

The word ‘cataract’ dates from the middle Ages and has been derived from the Greek word ‘katarraktes’ which means ‘waterfall’. This term has been coined assuming that an ‘abnormal humor’ developed and flowed in front of the lens to decrease the vision. But after the understanding of lens anatomy, in modern days, Cataract is defined […]

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The Truth Behind Lasik Eye Surgery

February 24, 2013

The cornea, which is the front part of human eye, is reshaped in all major vision correction surgeries. Lasik eye surgery is one of the major procedures of reshaping the cornea. It’s used for correcting vision in patients who are far or near sighted. The ultimate goal is to create a clearer, sharper vision. Technological […]

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Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis – VKC or Spring Catarrah

April 9, 2011

It is (RIBSA) Recurrent Interstitial Bilateral Self-limiting Allergic inflammation of the Conjunctiva having a Seasonal incidence. It is an hypersensitivity reaction to exogenous allergen specially grass pollen.  IgE mediated reaction has a crucial role here. Predisposing factors and Risk factors- Patient may have family history of atopic disease- hay fever,asthama,allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis. Their eosinophil […]

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Allergic Conjunctivitis: Simple Allergic and Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis

April 8, 2011

It is the Inflammation of conjunctiva due to allergic or hypersensitivity reactions which may be immediate( humoral) or delayed( cellular). Conjuctiva is highly sensitive to allergens than our skin( upto 10 times). Allergic conjunctivitis is prevalent around the world. Classification- Simple Allergic Hay fever Conjuctivitis Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis Perrenial allergic Conjunctivitis Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis Atopic Keatoconjunctivitis […]

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Styes or External Hordeolum

May 13, 2010

An External hordeolum Sty  is an acute small staphylococcal abscess of a lash follicle and its associated gland of Zeis or moll. Symptoms: sty are  redness, tenderness, and pain in the affected area. The eye may feel irritated or “scratchy.” Later  swelling, discomfort , watering of the eye, and sensitivity to light. small, yellowish point […]

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