An ocular adjustment for the sharp focusing of objects viewed at different distances is termed as accommodation.
Amblyopia is defined as unilateral or bilateral partial loss of sight without any ophthalmoscopic sign.
It is a test featuring horizontal and vertical lines, usually white on black background, used to test central visual field defects like Macular Degeneration.
It is a clear watery fluid that bathes the inside of the front portion of the eye, providing nutrition to the cornea and the lens.
Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)
It is an age related breakdown of the macula that causes a loss of central vision and even blindness in advanced cases. Watch Macular Degeneration video to learn more about this condition.
A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the natural lens of the eye. As the opacity thickens, it prevents the light rays from passing through the lens and focusing on the retina.
It is the ability to perceive differences in color, including hue, saturation and brightness.
Conjunctivitis, commonly known as “pink eye” or "red eye", is an inflammation of the membrane (conjunctiva) that covers the eye and lines the inner surface of the eyelid.
It is the turning of the eyes inwards or outwards so that they are both "aimed" towards the object that is viewed.
The cornea is the curved transparent front surface of the eye that focuses light.
The ability of the visual system to perceive the relative positions of objects in the visual field.
A condition in which a single object is perceived as two; commonly termed double vision.
A medical term used for Normal vision.
Is a symptomatic condition of the eye in which the intraocular pressure exceeds the tolerance of the affected eye. Glaucoma usually results in optic nerve damage and irreversible visual field defects.
Hyperopia or Farsightedness is a refractive error where parallel rays of light come to a focus behind the retina. A patient with hyperopia can see objects in the distance with no problem, however there will be difficulty to focus clearly on near objects.
The fluid pressure within the eye created by the continual production and drainage of aqueous fluid in the anterior chamber.
The pigmented structure that gives our eyes their color.
A situation where one eye, usually the dominant eye, is corrected for distance, and the other eye is corrected for reading.
It is the dioptric condition of the eye in which parallel rays of light come into focus in front of the retina. A person with myopia can focus clearly on close up objects, but distance objects are blurry.
It is the condition of elevated fluid pressure. The normal pressure is about 10 to 20 mmHg, with the majority of people falling between 13 to 19. A pressure over 20 is considered suspicious and over 24 is cautiously concerned, which warrants immediate investigation. A reading over 30 is very urgent and potentially is an emergency situation.
It is the bundle of nerve fibers that connects the eye to the brain.
It is an examination of the internal structures of the eye using an illumination and magnification system.
Presbyopia is the aging eye condition when a person begins to experience difficulty in reading and focusing on close up objects. It is usually first noticed around the age of 45 years and is a progressive condition.
The pupil is an aperture in the middle of the iris that determines the amount of light entering the eye.
Determination of the optical refractive errors of the eye.
Refractive error is the degree to which images received by the eyes are not focused on the retina.
The innermost layer of the eyeball. It is the tissue that transforms light into electrical impulses that are transmitted to the brain to create our sense of vision.
The separation of the retina from its normal location covering the inner surface of the back portion of the eye. Watch Retinal Detachment video to learn more about this condition.
The medical term meaning a misalignment of the eyes. Strabismus is a lack of coordinated muscle movement or focusing ability between the eyes, causing the eyes to point in different directions.
The clearness of vision, which depends upon the sharpness of the retinal image.
The area of space visible to an eye in a given position of gaze. There is central visual field, which is directly in front of us, and peripheral visual field, which we perceive as our "side vision".
The gel like transparent fluid substance filling the posterior four fifths of the globe between the crystalline lens and retina.