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Ectropion

Ectropion Ectropion is an outward turning, or eversion, of the eyelid margin. It may be mild or a total eversion, which exposes the mucous membrane lining underneath the lid. It usually involves the lower lid and not the upper. What is going on in the body? Ectropion formation may be congenital, or present at birth. Ectropion may also develop following changes in the tone of eye muscles, or the skin around the eye. What are the causes and risks of…

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Eversion of the Eyelid – Ectropion

Eversion of the Eyelid – Ectropion Ectropion is an outward turning, or eversion, of the eyelid margin. It may be mild or a total eversion, which exposes the mucous membrane lining underneath the lid. It usually involves the lower lid and not the upper. What is going on in the body?

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Pink Eye – Conjunctivitis

Pink Eye – Conjunctivitis The conjunctiva is the clear mucous membrane layer covering the white portion of the eye. It extends under the eyelid where it turns back and becomes the underneath mucous membrane lining of the upper and lower lids. When this membrane becomes inflamed, it is called conjunctivitis. What are the causes and risks of the infection?

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Myringotomy – Ear Tube Insertion

Myringotomy – Ear Tube Insertion Ear tube insertion is a surgical procedure used to drain fluid from the middle ear. In this procedure, a small cut is made in the eardrum. Next, special tubes, called PE tubes, are placed in the ear to allow fluid to drain from the middle ear. These tubes also allow air to circulate through the area behind the middle ear. Usually the eustachian tubes, which connect the back of the throat behind the nose to…

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Hordeolum – Stye

Hordeolum – Stye A stye is a bacterial infection of one of the hair follicles of the eyelashes or one the small glands near the inner corner of the eye. What is going on in the body? A stye occurs when bacteria infect one of the hair follicles of the eyelashes or one of the glands near the inner corner of the eye. Ninety five percent of the time, the infection is caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. What are the…

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Cataract

Cataract (For developmental or congenital cataracts, see Eye Defects and Conditions in Children: Congenital Cataract.) A cataract is a congenital or degenerative opacity of the lens. The main symptom is gradual, painless vision blurring. Diagnosis is by ophthalmoscopy and slit-lamp examination. Treatment is surgical removal and placement of an intraocular lens. Lens opacity can develop in several locations: Central lens nucleus (nuclear cataract) Beneath the posterior lens capsule (posterior subcapsular cataract)