eye disease

Definitions of eye disease
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n any disease of the eye

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cataract
an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye
macular edema
an eye disease caused by a swelling of the macula resulting from leakage and accumulation of fluid
cystoid macular edema
a specific pattern of swelling in the central retina
drusen
(plural) an eye disease resulting from small accumulations of hyaline bodies underneath the retina
glaucoma
an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness)
keratonosus
any disease of the cornea
macular degeneration
eye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred vision; can cause blindness
retinopathy
a disease of the retina that can result in loss of vision
trachoma
a chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue
leucoma, leukoma
eye disease consisting of an opaque white spot on the cornea
acute glaucoma, angle-closure glaucoma, closed-angle glaucoma
glaucoma in which the iris blocks the outflow of aqueous humor
normal tension glaucoma
glaucoma that results from damage to the optic nerve although the intraocular pressure is normal
cortical cataract
a cataract that affects the lens cortex
nuclear cataract
a cataract that affects the nucleus of the lens
posterior subcapsular cataract
a cataract in the rear of the lens capsule
chronic glaucoma, open-angle glaucoma
glaucoma caused by blockage of the canal of Schlemm; produces gradual loss of peripheral vision
AMD, age-related macular degeneration
macular degeneration that is age-related
diabetic retinopathy
retinopathy involving damage to the small blood vessels in the retina; results from chronically high blood glucose levels in people with poorly controlled diabetes
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disease
an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning

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