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Age Related Macular Degeneration Calgary
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Age Related Macular Degen.

What is Age Related Macular Degeneration? (AMD) Age Related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of vision loss in people above the age of 60 and involves the breakdown of the eye’s macula. The macula is small area in the retina. . .

Presbyopia Calgary
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Presbyopia

What is Presbyopia? Presbyopia is part of the natural aging process of the eye. It is not preventable and usually begins occurring at around the age of 40. It occurs when the natural lens of the eye begins to lose its elasticity and flexibility. . .

Astigmatism Calgary
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Astigmatism

What is Astigmatism? Like nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism is not a eye disease but rather a refractive error - a problem with how your eye focuses light. In an eye with astigmatism, the light doesn’t reach a single focus point on. . .

Farsightedness Calgary
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Farsightedness

What is Hyperopia? Hyperopia, often referred to as farsightedness, is a common refractive error where distant objects are seen more clearly than objects which are closer. Farsightedness occurs if: The eyeball is too short The cornea has. . .

Lazy Eye Calgary
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Lazy Eye

What is Amblyopia? More commonly referred to as lazy eye, is decreased vision in one or both eyes due to the abnormal development of vision during infancy or childhood. It is the leading cause of vision loss among children and occurs because. . .

Glaucoma Calgary
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Glaucoma

What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a progressive eye condition in which damage to the optic nerve, caused by a buildup of fluid in the eye, can lead to irreversible vision loss. It is the second leading cause of blindness in Canada. Causes of. . .

Diabetic Retinopathy Calgary
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Diabetic Retinopathy

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is a common cause of vision loss in patients with diabetes. It is caused by damage to or change in the blood vessels of the retina. Sometimes these blood vessels swell or leak fluid and in other. . .

Cataracts Calgary
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Cataracts

What are Cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens which can impair vision. Though this ocular issue occurs most commonly in seniors, cataracts can develop at any age. If the clouding severely impairs vision and impacts a patient’s. . .

Nearsightedness Calgary
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Nearsightedness

What is Myopia? Myopia, often referred to as nearsightedness, is the most common refractive error of the eye, where close objects appear very clear but objects further away tend to be blurry. Nearsightedness develops in eyes that focus images. . .

Crossed Eyes Calgary
  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Zain Jivraj

Crossed Eyes

What is Strabismus? Strabismus, commonly known as crossed eyes, refers to a visual problem in which the eyes are improperly aligned and point in different directions. For example, one eye may look straight ahead while the other eye turns inwards,. . .

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