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Eye Conditions

Worldwide, there are approximately 160 million people who are visually impaired and have some degree of visual impairment. Visual impairment is often characterized by partial vision such as blurred vision, distorted vision, shadows, blind spots or tunnel vision, but also blindness. If you have an eye condition such as Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration or Retinitis Pigmentosa, you can continue to live independently and carry out activities with the help of low-vision aids. These tools offer magnification, contrast settings and speech support. Sometimes all these options are combined in one product.

Common Eye conditions

  • Macular Degeneration

    A medical condition often associated with age. This condition causes a decrease in visual acuity in the central part of the vision.

  • Glaucoma

    A chronic eye condition that affects the optic nerve in the eye, resulting in vision problems.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

    A complication caused by diabetes that affects the retina.

  • Cataract

    A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye, which is located just behind the pupil.

  • Retinitus Pigmentosa (RP)

    A hereditary condition that affects both eyes. If it starts in one eye, this condition will also affect the other eye within a few years.

  • Usher's Syndrome

    A variable condition, where the severity of the abnormality is not necessarily determined by the clinical type one has. Of the people who have Retinitis Pigmentosa, approximately one-sixth have Usher Syndrome.

  • Nystagmus

    An uncontrolled and involuntary movement of the eyes. The movement is often from left to right (horizontal) but it can also be from top to bottom (vertical) or circular (rotational).

  • Refractive errors

    These are abnormalities in the optical system of the eye, which prevent the formation of a sharp image at different distances. This is the most common and best known eye condition and includes several types.

  • Blindness

    Blindness, in a literal sense, refers to persons who see nothing at all. Some blind people have a limited ability to see with the use of aids or can distinguish light or a light source.

  • Stargardt's

    An inherited eye condition that causes abnormalities in central vision at a very young age. It affects the macula, the central part of the retina through which one sees clearly.

  • Dyslexia

    Dyslexia is an invisible disability that makes reading, writing, spelling and sometimes speaking difficult. It is caused by a disturbance in the brain's ability to convert images or sound into an intelligible language.

  • Eye Tumours

    These are tumors (growths) in the eye. They are not common, but when they are, they often grow on the colored part of the eye called the iris.

  • Choroideremia

    A genetic condition that causes progressive vision loss due to degeneration of the retina and choroid. Night blindness is the most common initial symptom. As the disease progresses, there is a loss of peripheral vision (tunnel vision) and later a loss of central vision.

  • Keratoconus

    A progressive eye condition in which the cornea slowly thins and undergoes a cone-shaped deformation. The cornea is the transparent part of the outside of the eye through which light enters.

  • Strabismus

    An eye condition in which the eyes are not aligned correctly and point in different directions, known as strabismus. One eye can look straight ahead, while the other points in, out, up or down.