• 01 NOV 17
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    3 of The Most Common Eye Diseases for Humans

    3 of The Most Common Eye Diseases for Humans

    Reduced eyesight can occur at any age. This is caused not only by age, but also by various disorders oreye diseasesthat attack us. It is important for us to know eye diseases and their causes. Therefore, the following is a list of 3 of the most common eye diseases.

    1. Cataracts

    Cataracts are characterized by turbidity in the eyepiece. Cataracts generally occur in older people over the age of 50 years. However, cataracts can occur at any age.

    Cataracts can be caused by trauma or physical injury to the eye. In addition, protein denaturation in the lens of the eye can cause fluid in the lens of the eye to become cloudy. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light increases the risk of cataracts.

    1. Keratokonus

    Keratokonus is a progressive eye disease characterized by the formation of lumps on the cornea so that the shape of the cornea becomes cone-like. Keratoconus symptoms occur slowly with progressively worsening if left untreated.

    Keratoconus has no obvious cause. However, several factors are suspected as causes such as genetic factors, collagen damage, and allergies.

    1. Glaucoma

    Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by damage to the optic nerve and often associated with increased eyeball pressure. In the initial condition, glaucoma is almost asymptomatic, but the longer the symptoms the sufferer is more severe.

    The main cause of glaucoma is an increase in eyeball pressure due to obstruction of the eye fluid ducts. In addition, diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension can cause glaucoma.

    The above eye diseases can generally be cured through invasive methods such as laser surgery. If you need treatment for eye diseases above, immediately come toSMEC Eye Special Hospital. The SMEC Hospital is equipped with the latest eye care technologies and professional ophthalmologists.

    SMEC Hospital has branches in major cities in Indonesia, including in Medan, Jakarta, Samarinda and Malang. The SMEC Hospital can also receive BPJS patients on each of its branches. Thus, patients can spend more economically but still receive professional services from their doctors.

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