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Glaucoma harms the optic nerve in the eye. This vital nerve sends visual information from the eye to the brain. Glaucoma usually happens when eye pressure builds up and puts pressure on the optic nerve. It tends to develop slowly over time. Catching it early is important to prevent vision loss.
Prosthetic contact lenses mask eye issues caused by eye diseases, birth defects, or injury. If structures of the disfigured or injured eye fail to work well, eye specialists can prescribe special prosthetic lenses. The special lenses can help to block excess light, reducing glare and increasing comfort. Individuals can get artificial lenses for various medical and cosmetic reasons.
Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a prevalent eye condition where the eye does not bend or refract light correctly, leading to a blurry view of distant objects. This condition usually occurs when the eyeball is too long or the cornea excessively curved, causing light entering the eye to focus in front of the retina instead of directly on its surface.
A poorly-shaped cornea affects vision by reflecting light incorrectly. Orthokeratology, or ortho-k, helps resolve this issue by reshaping the cornea overnight, leaving the patient with clear vision the next day. The change is temporary and reversible.