Glaucoma & Cataract, Prof. Eytan Blumenthal

Other Eye Diseases

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is usually an infection caused by a virus or bacteria; however, you should be aware that such inflammation can also develop in response to allergies, such as allergies to eye medications, as well as spring allergies. Infectious conjunctivitis (often referred to simply as ‘conjunctivitis’) appear in healthy people simply because they were infected, just like …

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Dry Eyes

It is rather common for a person who has visited an ophthalmologist with various complaints of discomfort in their eyes to learn that they have dry eyes which require treatment with eye drops. This section will deal with everything that may pertain to ‘dry eyes’. Dryness of the eyes is a situation in which the …

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Sty: an Infection of the Eyelids

A ‘sty’ is a small localized infection inside the eyelid that in many respects is similar to acne. A sty may, therefore, be quite bothersome, but is not dangerous. Unlike acne, a sty can appear at any age, as opposed to acne that usually presents during puberty. Another difference is that acne usually appears as …

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Allergy

Allergies are a very common problem. Some people respond in an exaggerated manner to substances, chemicals, or biological materials that most other people do not respond or react to. Allergies can develop to the pollen of certain plants, to particular foods, to animal fur, to the house dust mite (a microscopic organism that lives in …

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Eye surgery

Corneal Graft

Nowadays, for patients who have developed cloudiness of the cornea which significantly hampers vision, there exists an option of performing a surgery to replace the cornea. This surgery is called ‘corneal transplant surgery’. Until 20-30 years ago, it was very difficult to successfully perform this surgery. However, over the years, significant improvements have been made …

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Holes and Tears in the Retina

The retina is a thin, transparent layer, less than a millimeter thick, which covers the eyeball from the inside. It is this tissue which gives us the ability to see, it may be compared to the film inside a camera. The retina allows us to perceive a picture and relay it to the brain. Rarely, …

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Retinal Detachment

What is a retinal detachment? Retinal detachment is a condition in which the retina is no longer stretched over the inner wall of the eye. Since the retina is no longer in its place, one can say that it has “fallen” or “collapsed”. Retinal detachment is also referred to as a ‘detached retina’. The space …

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Diabetic Retinopathy

When ophthalmolgists use the term: ‘Diabetic retinopathy’, what they mean is that the retina (the seeing portion of the eye) has been affected by diabetes. Diabetes is a relatively serious disorder which may jeopardize the health of many different organs in the body over the course of many years. It is worthwhile, perhaps, to take …

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