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Eye-Conditions

As an eye clinic with Ophthalmologists we care many eye-conditions professionally and with extreme care

Dalia Eye Clinic - Ectropion and Entropion

Ectropion & Entropion

Ectropion is a “turning out” of the eyelid that causes redness, irritation, tearing and an increased likelihood of infection. Common causes of ectropion include aging, sun damage, tumors, burns. Artificial tears can help provide temporary relief from dryness. Ectropion can be corrected in a quick procedure in which the lid is tightened. Occasionally, the surgeon needs to graft a small segment of skin to ensure that the eyelid is fully repaired.

Entropion is a “turning in” of the eyelid. The lid and lashes rub painfully against the cornea. Entropion usually occurs as a result of aging, but other causes can include injury, congenital defect and various inflammatory conditions. A spasm can cause the lid to turn inward. Entropion can be corrected with a brief surgical procedure under local anesthesia.

Dalia Eye Clinic - Flashes and Floaters

Flashes And Floaters

Flashes and floaters are common eye symptoms that occur as a result of age-related changes to the vitreous gel. At birth, the vitreous is firmly attached to the retina and is a thick, gelatinous substance without much movement. But as we age, the vitreous begins to liquefy and debris that was once secure in the gel can now float around, casting shadows on the retina. Floaters can be specks, strands or webs and most visible when looking at a uniform light background like the sky or lightly-colored wall.

Eventually the vitreous gel begins to shrink and separate from the retina. At this point, head or eye movement can cause the vitreous to make intermittent contact with the retina, resulting in occasional light flashes or lightning streaks. As the vitreous continues to peel free, it might reach a point where it is firmly attached to the retina and the traction can cause rapid-fire flashes like a strobe. Sometimes, the vitreous tugs so forcefully that it causes a tear in the retina.

If you experience an increase or onset of floaters of if you see flashing lights, it is important to be examined promptly. Although most eyes with these symptoms do not have a retinal tear, those that do require treatment to seal the tear and prevent a more serious problem; a detached retina.

Dalia Eye Clinic - Hyperopia

Hyperopia

Farsightedness, or hyperopia, is a condition in which the eye focuses on distant objects better than on objects closer to the eye, so nearby objects appear blurry. This happens when light rays refract, or bend, incorrectly in the eye. The eye is designed to focus images directly on the surface of the retina; when the cornea is incorrectly curved or the eye is small, light rays focus behind the surface of the retina, producing a blurry image.

Hyperopia can be treated in a variety of ways. The most common is with glasses or contact lenses. Hyperopia can also be treated with non-invasive medical procedures, including the laser surgeries PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) and LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis).

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