Eye Disease

Eye Disease Program

IntelliHealthPlus Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand

There is a wide range of diseases and conditions that can affect our eyes, causing visual impairment and often blindness. With modern medical approaches, there is now treatment with the potential to restore and protect vision.

One sense all people generally mostly fear losing is their sight. But, unfortunately, after the age of forty, macular degeneration, and with it cloudy, soft, blurred vision at best, becomes a reality for millions of people.

Age-related macular degeneration, and Stargardt disease, the most common form of inherited juvenile macular degeneration, are diseases of the retina that cause a loss of central vision over time. The retina is a layer of light-sensitive cells, called rods and cones, lining the back of the eye. These cells translate light information from the environment to signals that can be processed into sight by the brain.

Problems occur when the retina weakens due to age or when blood vessels break around the retina, such as in diabetic retinopathy. Retinal breakdown is also caused by retinitis pigmentosa, a group of related inherited diseases affecting an estimated 2 million people around the world. These diseases include Usher syndrome, Bardet-Biedl syndrome, and Refsum disease, among others.

Symptoms of Macular Degeneration

  • One of the earliest signs of macular degeneration is a distortion of straight lines which may progress to loss of vision.
  • Inability to read the small print even with reading glasses on.
  • Blurred and unclear vision especially in the center of the vision.
  • Difficulty in color perception.

Treatment for Eye & Vision Disorders

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