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Achromatopsia – An inherited condition where you lack certain receptors in your retinas, leading to colour blindness and dull vision.
Amblyopia – A condition, (often developed from childhood), known as lazy eye, where one eye is stronger, so the weaker eye is ignored by the brain. Patching therapy is used to treat Amblyopia. With BCC (see below), amblyopia can be in both eyes.
Anisocoria – A condition characterized by an unequal size of the eyes’ pupils.
Aphakia – When you have no lens in your eye, due to surgery or congenitally.
Aqueous Humor – The clear fluid between your cornea and lens.
Astigmatism – A condition where the cornea is oval instead of round. It causes blurry vision, and can be treated with glasses, contact lenses or surgery.
BCC – Bilateral congenital cataracts Bilateral – two or both sides Congenital – from birth
Bilateral – Both eyes.
Cataract – A clouding of the lens of the eye, causing loss of vision.
Choroid – The layer of blood vessels between your retina and sclera.
Choroiditis – An inflammation of the eye’s middle layer.
Conjuctiva – A thin layer of tissue that lines the inside of your eyelids. When this are becomes inflamed you develop conjunctivitis, also know as pink eye.
Contact lenses – Artificial lenses that are placed on the sclera (see below), of the eye.
Cornea – The clear outer layer of your eye.
Dilation – When medicated eye drops are used to open your pupils. This is painless but can cause blurred vision for several hours afterwards.