Aniridia - Glossary

Dr. Annapurna Kumar
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Annapurna Kumar, MBBS, MS
Last Updated on Aug 22, 2017
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Glossary

Glaucoma: Glaucoma refers to a group of disorders that have in common a specific pattern of optic nerve involvement with specific visual field changes, and which are most commonly due to a rise in intraocular pressure occurring as a result of a variety of causes

Cataract: Clouding of the lens or its capsule

Keratopathy: Disease of the cornea

Cornea: The thin transparent dome in front of the eye

Nystagmus: Involuntary eye movements

Retinal detachment: Separation of the light sensitive layer, the retina from its attachment

Macula: The part of the light-sensitive layer of the eye that is responsible for central vision

Optic nerve: The nerve that carries visual signals from the eye to the brain

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