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Does anyone know the function of the anterior chamber in our eye?

Does anyone know the function of the anterior chamber in our eye?

Part of the system: The anterior chamber separates the cornea from the lens, both of which work together to focus light onto the retina. The anterior chamber is full of clear fluid called aqueous humor, which is important for the health of the cornea. ...Read more

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What is the name of condition that collapses the anterior chamber of the eye?

What is the name of condition that collapses the anterior chamber of the eye?

Hypotony: If the eye pressure is too low, as sometimes after trauma or surgery, the anterior chamber may collapse and this is hyoptony. ...Read more

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What is the fluid in the anterior eye chamber?

What is the fluid in the anterior eye chamber?

Aqueous humor: This is a clear fluid, derived from blood serum, which contains some nutrients, oxygen and which bathes and provides for the health of the interior components of the front of the eye. It also maintains the normal pressure so that proper focusing is possible. It is produced continuously and an equal amount drains continuously. ...Read more

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Can the hyperbaric chamber give you bleeds in your eyes and give you eye floaters?

Can the hyperbaric chamber give you bleeds in your eyes and give you eye floaters?

One possibility: If you did excessively aggressive valsalva maneuvers in order to clear your ears, it is possible that could lead to subconjunctival hemorrhages. ...Read more

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What would be an eye disorder in which a person sees dark spots in front of him?

Vitreous debris: The floating debris seen in the central or peripheral vision is actually composed of collagen fibers that are breakdown products of the vitreous. These spots float in and out of the visual field. If the spots are stationary and constant they may be associated with a retinal problem's, migraine syndromes or scotomas ( visual defects) from optic nerve problems. Your ophthalmologist can help you. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is an eye disorder in which a person sees dark spots in front of him?

Please let me know if there is an eye disorder in which a person sees dark spots in front of him?

Vitreous detachment: You may be experiencing a posterior vitreous detachment. This is when the fluid/gel in the back of the eye separates from the retina. This is a natural aging process that can be exacerbated by trauma or surgery. Patients will complain of floaters (dark spots, spider webs etc) with or without flashes of light. If you are having new dark spots ; visual changes you should see your eye doctor for exam. ...Read more

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What happens if a disease is cured or no longer effects you, is it still 'chronic' in the eyes of the military?

What happens if a disease is cured or no longer effects you, is it still 'chronic' in the eyes of the military?

Depends which : Disease. Probably depends if it's in a certain classification that's warrants monitoring or not? You need to find out from the Military Health Dept. what classifies or declassifies certain diagnoses. I'm sure they want strong troopers out on the battlefield, not ones that may fall ill fighting, if a battalion needed strength in numbers. But, not everyone's on the front line either. ...Read more

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What are some common eye-related diseases?

What are some common eye-related diseases?

Pink eye: The most common eye ailment is pink eye or conjunctivitis which is caused by either infection or allergy in most cases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cobblestone eye disease?

Can you tell me about cobblestone eye disease?

Cobblestone: Probably refers to changes that are often seen in the peripheral part of the retinas. As we age, there are pigment changes that are seen in the lining of the back of our eyes (retinas). This part of your retina is not used much for vision. Cobblestone changes are one of the types of peripheral retinal changes that are common with aging. ...Read more