Diseases

Eye diseases


The eyes can be affected by various diseases, ranging from rather harmless symptoms to serious illnesses with the risk of blindness. The eye diseases affect various parts of the eyeball, the external organs of the eyes (eye muscles, lacrimal system, conjunctiva and eyelids) and / or the optic nerve. Sometimes the disease name can be used to derive which structures are affected, such as conjunctivitis or eyelid inflammation. In cataracts, the visible cloudiness of the lens is decisive for the disease name.

In many eye diseases, impairments in vision can be determined, which, however, disappear in the best case when the disease heals. However, it is not uncommon for irreversible damage to occur as the disease progresses, which is why a specialist should be consulted promptly when the first symptoms appear. (fp)

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