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A retinal detachment occurs when the retina partially or completely peels away from the back of the eye. Once a detachment occurs, retinal function decreases, and light signals cannot get back to the brain to be processed into seeing. Depending on the severity of the detachment, vision loss can be severe and permanent. 
Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes are not properly aligned with each other, resulting in double vision or the suppression of the image from the affected eye.
The term trichiasis describes the condition in which one’s eyelashes turn inwards.
The vitreous is a semi-solid to liquid material that occupies up to 75 per cent of the eye’s volume. It is contained within a thin sac that is tightly adhered to the retina (the inner layer of the eye). One role of the vitreous is to keep the eyeball inflated much like air in a soccer ball!
A pterygium is a benign, triangular-shaped growth of the conjunctiva (the thin clear layer of tissue that lies over the white of the eyeball) that grows onto the cornea.
Presbyopia is a normal aging change in which the crystalline lens of your eye increases in size and loses its elasticity and flexibility. This results in an inability to focus on objects up close.
Having knowledge about glaucoma and seeing your optometrist regularly for comprehensive eye exams is one of the best ways to protect your eyes from glaucoma and other eye diseases.
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