A cystoid macular edema is a disease caused by fluid build-up under the macula generating a decreased vision. It may develop as a result of various other diseases which will have to be treated in order to cure the edema.
The eyes are the organs of vision. Eyes and vision can be altered by disorders, diseases and other factors.
In order to measure vision, diopter, or one-tenth, is used.
Several individuals play their part in taking care of your eyes and vision health: ophthalmologists, opticians and orthoptists.
Various examinations may be used in order to detect eyes disorders and diseases.
Finally, different types of solutions may be used, depending on the disorders or the diseases.
Date: 04 Jun 2013 Author: Holzschuch C, Allaire C., bertholet L., Agius C., Méheust C. (Dir)
This book, "When comes the time of visual impairment", should be considered as an instrument for an exchange between the people who become blind and their relatives. It touches a number of practical issues and aims at informing and supporting. It has been jointly elaborated by Inpes and la Fondation de France and is the first practical guide to type 1 acquired visual impairmen and was awarded the Prescrire price in 2009
Date: 04 Jun 2013 Author: Mutualité Française Anjou Mayenne - Agirc et Arrco
This guide is specifically aimed at managers of housing projects for elderly dependents (French acronym EHPAD),medico-social and health care institutions. It gives numerous examples, thus providing advice and recommendations on the accessibility of those institutions for sensory impaired individuals.
The sun provides light. Light permits vision. However, too much sun entails health hazards for the eyelids, the cornea, the crystalline and the retina which we shall describe here in order to understand how to protect oneself – and more specifically the retina with protective lenses – against these hazards.
The ophthalmologist is the health professional concerned with the eyes and their associated parts.
He may diagnose visual problems and diseases. He works alongside other professionals such as a general practitioner or an optician.
There are several inconveniences that can affect vision : metamorphopsia, photophobia, scotomas, night blindness, visual hallucinations, occasional loss of vision, mirages, altered perception of colours, visual fatigue or “dryness” syndromes.
Eyes traumas do affect the eyes, but they can also involve eyelids and eye socket lesions. Eye traumas can be simple bruises such as blood effusions but also piercing wounds due to foreign bodies within the eyes. Finally, they can be burns, for instance caused by chemical products.
Some pieces of information should be registered when faced with the traumas in order to cope with possible complications.
Myopia is the result of errors of refraction causing a poor distant vision without affecting near vision. It is measured in negative diopters.
Symptoms vary according to myopia's severity and its onset age; and whether it affects one eye or both eyes.
Myopia is detected at an ophthalmological check-up carried out by the ophthalmologist
Treating myopia consists in correcting it through 3 main approaches: spectacles, lens and surgery.
Myopia complications may occur; they will remain whatever the means used to correct it.
Orthoptists are qualified health practitioners responsible for measuring eye-vision distortions and for assuming binocular vision rehabilitation.
In order to do so, they carry out an orthoptic check-up highlighting oculomotor muscles and nerves weaknesses.
They are consulted after a visit to an ophthalmologist, a GP or a pediatrician.
The author starts by setting the scene and the historical background of his work. Jean-Serge MICHEL unveils the origin and evolution of his deafblindness, the main difficulties and specificities which he experienced as a child and as an adult, in his professionnal and social environment.
Our information on individual eye conditions is medically checked and is designed to be as useful as possible. We have grouped them, in alphabetical order, into three groups: names beginning with A to C, D to N and O to Z to make them easier to find quickly. Click (link is external)here (link is external)
If you wish to use this information for patients and clients, you will find that each page has a link to a printable version. Please feel free to print and photocopy as many copies of the information as you may need
Date: 04 Jan 2009 Author: Waninge, A.; W. van der Weide; I.J. Evenhuis [et al.]
Anthropometric measurements are widely used to reliably quantify body composition and to estimate risks of overweight in healthy subjects and in patients. However, information about the reliability of anthropometric measurements in subjects with severe intellectual and sensory disabilities is lacking.