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Eye Disorders

diseases and disorders of the eye, matching
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astigmatism
blurry images occur because points of light are focused not as points on the retina but as lines
cataracts
lens becomes increasingly hard and opaque, causes vision to become hazy an distorted
color blindness
lack of one or more of the 3 cone types that pick up color
conjunctivitis
inflammation of the conjunctiva which results in reddened and irritated eyes
emmetropia
perfect vision
glaucoma
aqueous humor does not drain properly, backs up and the pressure may increase and compress the retina and the optic nerve
hemianopia
loss of the same side of the visual field of both eyes
hyperopia
farsighted, can see far but not near
myopia
nearsighted, can see near but not far away
night blindness
hindrance in the rod function
pink eye
infectious form of conjunctivitis caused by bacteria or virus, extremely contagious