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What is the lens of the eye?

What is the lens of the eye?

Crystalline lens: Your eye is a complicated organ system. Inside the front of the eye there is a fluid chamber between the cornea and the colored part of your eye, called the iris. In the center of the iris there is an opening called the pupil and behind that another chamber between the iris and the crystalline lens. The lens is a disc shaped living tissue composed of regularly arranged collagen with a capsule. ...Read more

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What is blepharoconjunctivitis of the eye?

What is blepharoconjunctivitis of the eye?

Lid inflammation : depending on the e tent of inflammation will determine what's used when diagnosed. Also affecting the inner part of the lids too and possibly the lid margins, eyelash follicles, and oil glands too. ...Read more

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What is blepharoconjunctivitis of the eye?

What is blepharoconjunctivitis of the eye?

Redness from lid: Bacteria & mites often live on eyelashes & lids (bleph): when these normal (or rarely abnormal) bugs clog glands of eyelashes or cause irritation of lids, they can cause redness & irritation of eye conjunctiva, leading to conjunctivitis. More info & how to treat: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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What is the distinct vision of the eye?

What is the distinct vision of the eye?

Vision: distinct vision is the clear and comfortable vision a normal eye has both near and distance. ...Read more

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What is the main type of collagen in the sclera of the eye?

What is the main type of collagen in the sclera of the eye?

Type I: Human sclera is about 50% collagen material which is mostly all collagen type !. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6519194 ...Read more

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What is retinoblastoma of the eye?

What is retinoblastoma of the eye?

Inherited tumor: This is a tumor of the photoreceptive cells present at birth or soon afterwards. It is malignant, serious and needs immediate attention. While many are in families, some can be a new mutation or a non-in herited, non-germ line mutation. All need serious treatment along with genetic counseling. ...Read more

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What is the causes of blood in the eye around the pupil?

What is the causes of blood in the eye around the pupil?

Not to worry: This blood red color on the white part of the eye is probably a subconjunctival hemorrhage which should turn yellow and dissolve over a week or two. ...Read more

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What is the cause of blisters on the waterline of the eye?

What is the cause of blisters on the waterline of the eye?

Viral: If it looks like a clear blister, you may have a viral infection if it is tender, or contact allergy if it itches. ...Read more

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What is the cause of eye floaters?

What is the cause of eye floaters?

Aging, mostly: Most of the time floaters appear as a natural consequence of getting older, like seeing the first wrinkle in your forehead. If, however you see floaters that weren't there before, or if you have flashes of light in the periphery of your vision, it's best to get checked out asap by an eye md (ophthalmologist) to rule out retinal tears, which can lead to (vision-threatening) retinal detachments. ...Read more

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What is the white spot in the corner of the eye?

What is the white spot in the corner of the eye?

Caruncle: If you're referring to the fleshy area in the corner nearest to the nose, it's called the caruncle. ...Read more

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What is the funcction of choriod in the eye?

What is the funcction of choriod in the eye?

Blood supply: The main function of the choroid is to supply blood to the eye. It also contains pigmented cells that absorb light. ...Read more

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What is pseudophakia of the eye from?

What is pseudophakia of the eye from?

Cataract surgery: When a cataract is removed from the eye, an artificial lens, also known as an intraocular lens is put in to replace the focusing power. This device is also known as a pseudophake (false lens) as it is not the natural lens. So an eye after cataract surgery is said in some cases to contain a pseudophake. ...Read more

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What does the lens of the eye do that is different from the cornea?

What does the lens of the eye do that is different from the cornea?

Accommodation: Both the cornea and the crystalline lens function to refract the light into eye. The lens also has the additional function of changing shape through accommodation to give you stronger near focus. This process is what allows younger people to read without glasses and why people over 40 need reading glasses as the lens loses it accommodation. ...Read more

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What is pinguecula in the eye?

What is pinguecula in the eye?

Eyeball feature: This is a yellowish patch of cells occasionally seen on the surface conjunctiva of the eyeball.More often on the nasal side, if present it is usually at the corneal/scleral junction. It is of little if any significance and is more often found in older people. ...Read more

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What part of the eye or the brain decides which eye is dominant?

What part of the eye or the brain decides which eye is dominant?

Occipital lobes: Vision comes from the occipital lobes of the brain. If one eye is closed or not working during early childhood then dominance is controlled by the neural network in the occipital lobe. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the iris of the eye to turn yellow?

What are the causes of the iris of the eye to turn yellow?

Depends: Are saying the actual iris inside the eye? Or the tissue around the iris on the surface of the eye. The iris is fixed in color and will not change unless there is severe internal inflammation or actual trauma. Yellowing around the iris can be a sign of hepatitis or other liver diseases. Check with your family doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What is the function of choriod in the eye?

Retinal support: This is a richly vascularized structure underlying the retina which supplies oxygen, nutrients and support to the overlying retina. ...Read more

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What is the main cause of eye floaters?

What is the main cause of eye floaters?

Floaters cause: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes earlier in life due to trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. The floaters may consist of protein precipitates. Though the vitreous gel inside the eye is clear, it is composed of a complex matrix of collagen proteins that undergo changes. New floaters should be examined under dilation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the eye lens and the cornea?

What is the difference between the eye lens and the cornea?

Different structures: The cornea is the clear part in the front of the eye. The lens is a structure inside the eye behind the iris. Both are involved in focusing light onto the retina. ...Read more