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Anisocoria
pupils are unequal in size
Astigmatism
unequal curvatures of the eye causing distortion of images
blepharitis
inflammation of the eyelids
cataract
cloudiness or opacity of the lens of the eye
Chalazion
cyst formation in the eyelid with obstruction of the sebaceous glands
conjunctivitus
inflammation of the conjunctiva (pink eye)
diplopia
double vision
ectropion
eversion (turning outward) of the eyelid
entropion
inversion (turning inward) of the eyelid
esotropia
marked turning inward of eye (crossed eye)
exotropia
marked turning outward of eye
glaucoma
increased intraocular pressure resulting in atrophy of the optic nerve
hemianopsia
hemianopia
blindness in one half of the visual field; A stroke patient may suffer from this disorder
hordeolum
sty(e) -- infection of glands at the border of the eyelid; Refers to a stye (or sty), a small purulent inflammatory infection of a sebaceous gland of the eye, treated with hot compresses and surgical incision.
hyperopia
farsightedness (distant objects clear - near objects out of focus)
keratitis
inflammation of the cornea
myopia
nearsightedness (near objects clear - distant objects out of focus)
nyctalopia
night blindness -- difficulty seeing at night or in faint light
nystagmus
involuntary,constant,rhythmic movement of the eyeball; Jerky-appearing involuntary eye movement
presbyopia
loss of accommodation of the lens occurring with age (farsightedness); Visual loss due to old age, resulting in difficulty in focusing for near vision (such as reading).
retinopathy
any disease of the retina
scotoma
a blind spot in the visual field
strabismus
squint -- eyes cannot be directed in a parallel manner to the same object
xerophthalmia
conjunctival dryness