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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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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 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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What is vitreous degeneration?

What is vitreous degeneration?

Changes with age: As we age, the vitreous (the gel inside the eye) breaks down and transitions from a more solid state to a more liquid state. As this happens, patients often begin to see an increasing number of floaters in the vision. Any flashes of light warrant a consultation with an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Who cannot use a hyperbaric chamber?

Who cannot use a hyperbaric chamber?

It depends: There is only 1 absolute contraindication for hyperbaric oxygen treatments, and that is an untreated collapsed lung. Theoretically if it is life and death one could potentially treat anyone, ie carbon monoxide poisoning. But there are a # of relative contraindications, ie seizures, hx of gas bubble used in eye surgery, active cancer, use of certain chemotherapy rx, poor cardiac function, etc. ...Read more

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How does one develop vitreous degeneration?

How does one develop vitreous degeneration?

Changes with age: As we age, the vitreous (the gel inside the eye) breaks down and transitions from a more solid state to a more liquid state. As this happens, patients often begin to see an increasing number of floaters in the vision. Any flashes of light warrant a consultation with an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose retinal tears and vitreous detachment ?

Dilated exam: A dilated eye examination can reveal these problems. Eye drops are used to stop the pupil from constricting when light is shone into them. This helps the doctor get a good view of the entire retina to check for these sorts of problems. ...Read more

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What is the cause of vitreous degeneration in younger people..?

What is the cause of vitreous degeneration in younger people..?

Myopia: Nearsightedeness is a risk for vitreouos degeneration in younger people. There are also some vitreoretinal syndromes in younger idividuals which can cause disorders of the vitreous. Diabetes as well as trauma may lead to vitreous degeration in younger individuals. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the complications of vitreous aspiration before trabeculectomy?

I was wondering what are the complications of vitreous aspiration before trabeculectomy?

Vitreous aspiration: Typically is not before a trabeculectomy (or glaucoma filtering surgery). The only reason i suspect that the aspiration would need to be done would be to help bring down very high intraocular pressure. This would help make the glaucoma surgery less risky. ...Read more