Ophthalmology

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On the following pages you will find useful information about vision, diseases and pain in the eye.


Most common infections of the eye

The eye is in direct contact with the environment, so pathogens can easily reach the eye and cause infections. Even the fact that every human being unconsciously touches the eye several times a day supports this. Here you will find information about the most common eye infections:

  • Conjunctivitis
  • stye
  • hailstone
  • Uveitis (inflammation of the middle eye skin)
  • Keratitis
  • ocular herpes


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Inflammation in the area of ​​the eye

In addition to the aforementioned infections, many other inflammations in the eye can occur. Both pathogen-related inflammations, as well as autoimmune reactions play a role. Above all, inflammation of the optic nerve can cause severe symptoms, such as vision loss. Information on various inflammations can be found here:

  • Inflammation of the lacrimal gland
  • Inflammation of the optic nerve
  • Inflammation of the eyelid
  • Inflammation of the iris
  • Inflammation of the cornea


Age-related diseases of the eye

Since the eye is a very fine organ, it is susceptible to common disorders such as high blood pressure or similar. Therefore, certain diseases of the eye occur more often in old age, as they are associated with typical diseases of the elderly. Also, the "wear" of tissue over the years can cause certain diseases.
Here you will find detailed information on age-related diseases of the eye:

  • Cataract
  • Green Star
  • macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment
  • Arterial occlusion on the eye
  • Corneal ulcer


Pain in the area of ​​the eye

Depending on where the pain in the area of ​​the eye is located, different causes may be considered. Below you will find detailed information about the symptoms that can occur on the eye:

  • Pain on the eyebrow
  • Pain on the eyelid
  • Pain in the eye socket
  • Pain behind the eye
  • Pain in the corner of the eye


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