Are learning disabilities related to vision?

Are learning disabilities related to vision?

Friday, 27 May 2022

Learning disabilities are difficulties a child has with certain tasks, such as reading, writing, listening, speaking, paying attention, or doing math. These difficulties are not caused by eye problems. Children with learning disabilities are not more visually impaired than children who are not.

What is dyschromatopsia?

What is dyschromatopsia?

Friday, 27 May 2022

Dyschromatopsia is a disorder that prevents the correct perception of colors. Difficulty in recognizing the color chart may result in partial blindness to specific colors. In less common cases, no color may not be perceived at all.

Signs may indicate a visual problem in children

Signs may indicate a visual problem in children

Thursday, 12 May 2022

Humans are not born with a fully developed and mature visual system, despite having all ocular structures complete. Visual skills are acquired and perfected when the cerebral cortex receives adequate and more or less symmetrical stimulation of both eyes during the first years of life.

Congenital cataract

Congenital cataract

Thursday, 05 May 2022

Congenital cataract is the condition that occurs when a child is born with cataracts, which means they are born with an opaque lens, so their vision is compromised. Cataracts can affect vision if they are complete or central, and large enough to cover the pupillary area (the central area of the eye where light enters).

What is histoplasmosis?

What is histoplasmosis?

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by inhaling spores of the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum, also called "histo". This microscopic fungus is released into the air when digging or tilling soil.

Botulinum toxin in ophthalmology

Botulinum toxin in ophthalmology

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Botulinum toxin is a substance produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which is used for medicinal purposes as a powerful blocker of the signals that the nerves send to the muscles. It is administered by subcutaneous injection and its application should only be advised and performed by a medical professional. It should be used in small doses to prevent a very delicate intoxication called botulism.

What is dry eye?

What is dry eye?

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Dry eye is a complex and multifactorial chronic disease that affects the ocular surface and causes discomfort, vision problems and, in some cases, damage to the cornea and conjunctiva.

Importance of taking care of your eyes in the sun

Importance of taking care of your eyes in the sun

Thursday, 07 April 2022

Many people protect their skin from the sun, but not everyone knows how important it is to protect their eyes from excessive solar radiation. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that every year more than 3 million people are blinded by excessive solar radiation.

What is ocular lymphoma?

What is ocular lymphoma?

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Lymphoma is a cancer that starts in the white blood cells and can occur in the eyes. This type of eye cancer is called primary intraocular lymphoma (PIL). LIOP can develop in the retina and vitreous humor inside the eye. It also affects the optic nerve at the back of the eye.

What is Avastin?

What is Avastin?

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Avastin is a medicine used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). It is also used to treat diabetic retinopathy and other retinal problems. It is injected into the eye to help slow vision loss from these diseases.

Is there a cure for glaucoma?

Is there a cure for glaucoma?

Thursday, 10 March 2022

It is an eye disease caused by increased intraocular pressure. The optic nerve is in charge of transmitting to the brain the information captured by the eyes, and the brain's interpretation of these images results in the visual phenomenon.

Glaucoma: symptoms and causes

Glaucoma: symptoms and causes

Thursday, 03 March 2022

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is critical for good vision. This damage is usually caused by higher than normal pressure in the eye.

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