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Glossary for Retina Conditions

  • Age-related macular degeneration: Deterioration of the central field of vision.
  • Blurred vision: Blurriness of vision or images.
  • Color blindness: Difficulty distinguishing colors; various subtypes
  • Conn's adenoma: An uncommon (but possible highly underdiagnosed) condition characterized by the excessive production of a hormone called aldosterone by the adrenal gland. The condition may result from the presence of an adrenal adenoma. The severity of the condition is variable with some patients simply suffering high blood pressure and no other symptoms. Due to the high degree of variation in presenting symptoms, the condition may be frequently underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
  • Conn's syndrome: An uncommon (but possible highly underdiagnosed) condition characterized by the excessive production of a hormone called aldosterone by the adrenal gland. The condition may result from the presence of an adenoma, carcinoma or enlargement of the adrenal gland or glands. The severity of the condition is variable with some patients simply suffering high blood pressure and no other symptoms. Due to the high degree of variation in presenting symptoms, the condition may be frequently underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
  • Conn-Louis Carcinoma: An uncommon (but possible highly underdiagnosed) condition characterized by the excessive production of a hormone called aldosterone by the adrenal gland. The condition results from the presence of an adrenal carcinoma. The severity of the condition is variable with some patients simply suffering high blood pressure and no other symptoms. Due to the high degree of variation in presenting symptoms, the condition may be frequently underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
  • Diabetic Eye Disease: Eye disease caused by diabetes
  • Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is the most common diabetic eye disease and a leading cause of blindness in American adults. It is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina.
  • Eales Disease: A rare eye disorder characterized by sudden vision loss, problems with eye blood vessuls and reoccurring eye blood vessel hemorrhages as well as oozing of clear thick fluid from inside the eyeball. Usually occurs after a stressful situation, trauma or after waking up.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Eye pain: Pain in the eye.
  • Eye swelling: A swelling located at the eye
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Mauriac syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by diabetes, short stature and obesity.
  • Papilloedema: Oedema that is located at the optic disc
  • Posterior vitreous detachment: Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear of the eye
  • Retinal detachment: Partial or total detachment of retina from the back of the eye.
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa: Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited eye disorder characterized by progressive loss of peripheral vision and night vision difficulties that can cause central vision loss.
  • Retinoblastoma: A very rare malignant tumor that originates in the retina.
  • Retinopathy: Eye retina condition
  • Retinopathy of prematurity: Eye problems that occur in premature underweight infants who are exposed to a high oxygen environment.
  • Tractional retinal detachment:
  • Usher Syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by sensorineural deafness and progressive vision loss.
  • Vision loss: Impaired vision or loss of vision
  • Vitiligo: Skin pigment changes, usually harmless but sometimes embarrassing.
  • Vitreous detachment: Detachment of the eye's internal jelly vitreous from the rear or side of the eye

 

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