Glossary of Eye Terms
Cataract - The term used when the lens in the center of the eye becomes yellow, or opaque and causes vision decline.
Cornea - The clear "window" tissue that forms the front of the eye
Diabetic retinopathy - Retinal blood vessel bleeding, or other abnormalities of the retinal blood vessels. May result in severe vision loss without treatment.
- yellow deposits in the macula containing cellular debris
Glaucoma - A disease of the optic nerve that can often results in silent vision loss. Sometimes associated with high eye pressure.
Macula - The center of the retina lining the inside of the eye
Narrow Angle - A smaller than normal space between the iris and cornea which may result in angle closure glaucoma without treatment