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Posts Tagged ‘blurred vision’

Mar
12

        Diplopia is a very strange sensation! Commonly referred to as double vision, diplopia can actually have many causes.  It can be due to a diverse range of infectious, neurological, autoimmune, ophthalmologic and neoplastic causes.  Most of these include damage to the third, fourth or sixth cranial nerves (those which control eye movements), cancer, trauma, MS, botulism, Guillain-Barre syndrome, drunkenness, sinusitis, brain tumor abscess, orbital myositis, Read more…

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Apr
20

          Retinal detachment will affect about one out of 10,000 people each year in the United States.  The retina is a thin layer of light-sensitive nerve fibers and cells that covers the inside and back of the eyeball.  For us to see, light must pass through the lens of the eye and focus on the retina.  The retina then acts like a camera, taking a picture and Read more…

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Apr
16

          Glaucoma is optic nerve damage that leads to progressive, irreversible loss of vision.  It is often, but not always, associated with increased eye pressure. The optic nerve is the main nerve to the eye (located in the back of the eye) that is responsible for transmitting electrical impulses to the brain.  Damage usually occurs as a result of elevated pressure of the fluid (aqueous humor) in the eye. This damage results in Read more…

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Mar
28

          Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease, which means the body’s defense mechanism, the immune system, begins to attack the body’s own tissues instead of foreign invaders, such as viruses.  It is a chronic (long-lasting) and rare disease that affects the way muscles respond to signals from nerves, leading to muscle weakness.  In myasthenia gravis, the immune system attacks the Read more…

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