An Insight Into Uveitis

An Insight Into Uveitis

An Insight Into Uveitis What is it? Uveitis refers to inflammation within the eyeball itself. This inflammation can affect one or multiple parts of the eye: the iris (coloured part of the eye), the ciliary body (behind the iris), and the back of the eye. Uveitis is a...
Below The Surface – Corneal Ulcers

Below The Surface – Corneal Ulcers

Below The Surface: Corneal Ulcers What is it? A corneal ulcer refers to damage to the outer surface of the cornea, which is the clear outer layer at the front of the eye. It can be thought of as a graze on the surface of the eye. Corneal ulcers are painful.In some...
Seeing red with ‘Cherry Eye’

Seeing red with ‘Cherry Eye’

Seeing red with 'Cherry Eye' What is it? ‘Cherry Eye’ is another term for the prolapse of the gland of the third eyelid. This gland, known as the nictitating membrane, is responsible for producing tears in the eye. Normally it is tucked down behind the...
The Problem With Pannus

The Problem With Pannus

The Problem With Pannus What is it? Pannus, otherwise known as chronic superficial keratitis, is a condition in which a film of inflammatory tissue grows over the surface of the eye. This tissue typically darkens over time. What causes it? Both genetic and...
SARDS equals Sudden Vision Loss

SARDS equals Sudden Vision Loss

SARDS = Sudden Vision Loss What is it? SARDS stands for Sudden Acquired Retinal Degeneration Syndrome. This is a disease in which the retina suddenly and irreversibly degenerates. The retina is located at the back of the eye and is responsible for absorbing light and...
Seeing Clearly Through Lens Dislocation

Seeing Clearly Through Lens Dislocation

Seeing Clearly Through Lens Dislocation What is it? The lens is a transparent structure that sits in the middle of the eye, it is responsible for focusing light onto the back of the eye. It is held in place by fine ligaments. Lens dislocation occurs when these fine...