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View of the retina in retinitis pigments - showing pigmentation of the periphery

Retinitis Pigmentosa

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Retinitis pigmentosa is a genetic disease which causes progressive and irreversible damage to the retina, resulting in blindness. It affects about 1 in 4,000 people. There are at least 50…

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Squints

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Introduction A squint (or strabismus) is a misalignment of the visual axis of the eyes. Eye Movements Superior Rectus: Abduction and elevation Lateral Rectus: Abduction Inferior Rectus Abduction and depression…

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The Red Eye

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Introduction Most acute ophthalmological presentations can be divided into three main categories: The painful red eye The sudden painless loss of vision Eye trauma In this article, we consider the…

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Thyroid Eye Disease

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Introduction Typically associated with the signs of Grave’s disease (goitre, acropathy, hyperthyroidism and pretibial myxoedema). Autoimmune orbital disease may occur without thyroid autoantibodies Clinical features Swelling of the eyelids Oedema…

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Watering Eyes

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Causes Excessive tear production – rare, may be seen in dry eye (drying of the eye leads to increased secretion of tears) Lid malposition causing punctal malposition - mild ectropion…

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