eye disease

Definitions of eye disease
  1. noun
    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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