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|Noun||1.||eye disease - any disease of the eye |
disease - an impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning
cataract - an eye disease that involves the clouding or opacification of the natural lens of the eye
macular edema - an eye disease caused by a swelling of the macula resulting from leakage and accumulation of fluid
cystoid macular edema - a specific pattern of swelling in the central retina
drusen - (plural) an eye disease resulting from small accumulations of hyaline bodies underneath the retina
glaucoma - an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and impairs vision (sometimes progressing to blindness); "contrary to popular belief, glaucoma is not always caused by elevated intraocular pressure"
keratonosus - any disease of the cornea
macular degeneration - eye disease caused by degeneration of the cells of the macula lutea and results in blurred vision; can cause blindness
retinopathy - a disease of the retina that can result in loss of vision
trachoma - a chronic contagious viral disease marked by inflammation of the conjunctiva and cornea of the eye and the formation of scar tissue