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Changes in Vision

Astigmatism: Error in vision produced by an irregular corneal surface that causes multiple focal points in the retina that translates into near and distance blurry vision and loss of sharpness in images.

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A cataract is a change in the transparency of the crystalline lens of the eye, this translates in a decrease in vision, faded colors, or and  increase in the amount of glare.

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Fuch’s Dystrophy

The cornea is a specialized tissue that’s transparent and receives its oxygen and nutrients from the aqueous humor (fluid inside the eye) a thin inside layer of cells called endothelial cells is responsible for pumping that liquid out of the cornea and preserve its optical qualities.

In Fuchs endothelial dystrophy the endothelial cells are not working properly and excess fluid remains in the cornea causing it to swell and scar and disturb vision.  Patients with Fuchs often feel glare, blurry or cloudy vision, color halos around light, foreign body sensation and even pain .

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Keratoconus is a progressive degenerative disease in which the cornea becomes thinner and looses it shape.  The cornea slowly becomes  cone shaped. Thus the name: KERATO  (cornea) and KONUS (cone shaped).

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Dry Eye

Dry eye is a multifactorial syndrome that affects the ocular surface, it can be caused by an imbalance in the tear production or the outflow system of the eye, it can have an evaporative component or a lack of quality tears. It can cause red eye, irritation, discomfort, inability to wear contact lenses, and even pain and blurry vision.

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