Disorders

Glaucoma, symptoms and treatment

What is glaucoma?  Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that have as a common characteristic the destruction of the optic nerve. The optic nerve can be visualized functioning as a cable containing maybe more than 1 million nerve fibers conveying the image that we see to the brain. When the optic nerve is damaged … Continue reading Glaucoma, symptoms and treatment

Refractive Anomalies

(For the Laser refractive department see here) MYOPIA In myopia the rays are not focused on the retina, but in front of it so the image is not displayed clearly. Distance vision is affected more than close vision. Myopia displays the highest progression during the growth period and usually stabilizes in adulthood. Laser is highly … Continue reading Refractive Anomalies

Aesthetic Ophthalmology & Oculoplastic

Ypapanti Eye Clinic takes pride in its experienced and qualified physicians of various specializations. During visits, patients can be examined with diagnostic tests and undergo invasive surgeries, always according to their needs. Aesthetic ophthalmology and oculoplastic surgery deals with aesthetic interventions related to the eyes and the area around them, in order to recover any … Continue reading Aesthetic Ophthalmology & Oculoplastic

Corneal Disorders, therapy and transplantation

Ypapanti Eye Clinic is licensed by EOM (National Transplant Organization) and has a specialized corneal transplant and topography department staffed by highly trained and experienced doctors and scientific personnel, regularly updated on the latest developments in ophthalmology. The cornea can easily suffer an injury or infection due to the fact that it is exposed. As … Continue reading Corneal Disorders, therapy and transplantation

Orbital tumors

The orbit in a broad sense describes the cavity containing structures necessary for the ocular operation and the bony architecture surrounding them. Since the orbit is a relatively small anatomical area with minimum redundant space, any lesions occupying the area, that increase the orbital volume may result in proptosis of the globe (Exophthalmos) and may … Continue reading Orbital tumors

Cataract causes, symptoms and operation

What is cataract? Cataract is a common ailment in which the human lens in our eye is blurred. It usually occurs middle age onwards but it is not rare to occur in younger ages or even at birth. The occurrence may be caused or accelerated by the use of medications, by injuries and some diseases, … Continue reading Cataract causes, symptoms and operation

What is it and how the macular degeneration is treated

What is the macula?  The macula is an anatomical area of the retina, which is located at the eye fundus. In the macula there is a high concentration of specialized cells – photoreceptors, where the beam of light passing at any given time from the outside environment to the inside of the eye, is focused … Continue reading What is it and how the macular degeneration is treated

Ptosis, causes and treatment

Ypapanti Eye Clinic takes pride in its experienced and qualified physicians of various specializations. As part of their visits, patients may undergo diagnostic tests and invasive operations, based always on their needs. Ptosis describes the phenomenon of drooping of one or both upper eyelids. In case of severe ptosis the vision may be affected as … Continue reading Ptosis, causes and treatment

Eyelid Conditions-Tumors and treatment

What is a tumor?  A tumor is an irregular growth of tissue, and can be benign (implying limited growth), pre-malignant (with the potential to become malignant) or malignant (implying an ability to grow and spread to other parts of the body – ‘metastasise’). What are the causes of tumors? In most cases the exact cause … Continue reading Eyelid Conditions-Tumors and treatment

Watery eye, causes and treatment

Tears are drained away into the nose via two small ports (or ‘puncta’) in the inner corner of the upper and lower eyelids. The puncta lead to a horizontal drainage canal (the canaliculus). This in turn leads to a drainage sac under the skin at the inner corner of the eye (the lacrimal sac). This … Continue reading Watery eye, causes and treatment

Thyroid Eye disease, causes and treatment

What is thyroid eye disease? (TED) It is a type of autoimmune, inflammatory condition; however the exact factors linking thyroid disease and TED remain unspecified. TED usually affects both eyes with women being affected more often than men. What are the symptoms of TED? Most patients with TED, experience only mild symptoms, such as dryness … Continue reading Thyroid Eye disease, causes and treatment