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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «E»:

  1. Eyelids, adult ptosis of the Eyelids, adult ptosis of the
    Eyelids, adult ptosis of the: Drooping of the upper eyelids in adults, most commonly due to separation of the tendon of the lid-lifting (levator) muscle from the eyelid. This may occur with age, after cataract or other eye surgery, an injury, eye tumor or a complication of other diseases involv...
  2. Eyelids, congenital ptosis of the Eyelids, congenital ptosis of the
    Eyelids, congenital ptosis of the: Drooping of the upper eyelids at birth. The lids may droop only slightly or they may cover the pupils and restrict or even block vision. Moderate or severe pstosis calls for treatment to permit normal vision development. If not corrected, amblyopia ("lazy ey...
  3. Eyes, flashing lights in the Eyes, flashing lights in the
    Eyes, flashing lights in the: There are a number of causes of spontaneous flashing light sensations in the eye. A sensation of flashing lights can be caused when the vitreous (the clear, jelly-like substance that fills the middle of the eye) shrinks and tugs on the retina. These flashes of lig...
  4. Eyes, glaucoma Eyes, glaucoma
    Eyes, glaucoma: Disease (there is more than one type) characterized by increased pressure within the eye. Glaucoma can lead to blindness. Glaucoma is five times more likely to occur in Blacks than in Whites. Early detection of glaucoma is essential to the preservation of vision. Glaucoma can be trea...
  5. Eyes, spots in front of the Eyes, spots in front of the
    Eyes, spots in front of the: Also known as "floaters", blurry spots that drift in front of the eyes but do not block vision. The blur is the result of debris from the vitreous casting a shadow on the retina. The spot is the image formed by a deposit of protein drifting about in the vitreous, the cl...
  6. Eyetooth Eyetooth
    Eyetooth: An upper canine tooth which is immediately lateral to the second incisor. So-named in the mistaken belief that this tooth was connected to a branch of the nerve that supplies the eye....