Some eyes problems are minor and can be easily treated but some can lead to permanent loss of vision. Common eye diseases include- conjunctivitis, cataract, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, hyperopia and myopia, color blindness. Conjunctivitis also called pink eye in which there is redness, swelling and itching in the eye, cataract which is a normal part of ageing and can be treated. In cataract there is a gradual clouding of the clear lens of the eye which results in a blurry or hazy image, and the eyes develop sensitivity to light. Glaucoma damages the optic nerve and results in the loss of vision. Optic nerve damaged in glaucoma is primarily because of elevated intra-ocular pressure (IOP) within the eye. Age-related macular degeneration is an eye disease that occurs after age 60 which progressively destroys the macula that is the central portion of the retina and hence impairing central vision.
A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on September, 2014