Age-related Macular Degeneration in a Nutshell

A common cause of visual impairment in the developed countries, age-related macular degeneration or AMD, as the name suggests, is caused by ageing primarily. There are however some factors which contribute to early and more severe manifestations. The following infographic describes those risk factors and shows how you can reduce the risk of AMD. [Image by National Eye Institute/ CC BY 2.0]

What is Low Vision and its Rehabilitation?

Low vision is a condition in which the vision is very poor and cannot be corrected with any medical or surgical treatment. The poor vision is caused by either ocular conditions like Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataract and eye injury or systemic diseases like diabetes. Irrespective of the cause, the vision cannot be restored and it is usually managed with vision rehabilitation with some devices and techniques in order for the patient to perform [...]

2016-11-08T15:36:58+05:30January 3rd, 2015|Diseases & Conditions, Infographics|0 Comments

How Aging Affects Our Eyes

Our eyes just like other organs of the body develop changes with aging. While some changes are strictly ocular in origin, many are primarily caused by systemic diseases and conditions which affect the eyes also. The effects of aging in our eyes are basically because of changes in the hardness and transparency of the lens, degeneration of retina, hardening of blood vessels (arteriosclerosis) and degeneration of nerve fibers. Here is a summary of the effects [...]

2016-11-08T22:25:01+05:30December 21st, 2014|Eye Care, Infographics|0 Comments