Understanding Eye Diseases & Treatments

For many of us the eye is a faint thought in our heads, few are curious about how the eye works. However those who take the time to learn find that the eye is a complicated machine that when functioning properly work well. However if there are any added complications the eye can loose function quickly.

The most common eye diseases & conditions come from hiccups in the function of the cornea or lens. First to understand the conditions you must understand the cornea how it works and what it’s purpose is. The Cornea helps protect the eye from dust, debris, and other irritants from entering the eye. The cornea is very important to help bend the light entering your eye to help with focusing images. The cornea is like a camera lens, clear, durable, and strong. The internal lens of the eye also helps to focus images onto the retina so we see clearly.

There are many conditions that occur because the cornea or lens is either not functioning right, damaged, or merely building up too much debris on the lens.

Keratoconus: Keratoconus is caused because the cornea itself is changing shape causing a distortion within your vision.

Cataracts: Cataracts is caused because the natural lens of the eye of becomes cloudy. Over time it can severely distort your vision.

There are several treatment options for Keratoconus, Cataracts, and other eye conditions. For more information on your treatment and treatment options visit: www.AllAboutVision.com

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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