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Pollution, a growing threat to our eyes
Dry eye, which affects around 30% of the population, is a pathology that is on the rise in today’s society and is influenced by different habits (such as diet or the use of screens) and environmental factors, including: pollution. Air pollution is a growing problem with a global impact that, according to the WHO, affects …
What is congenital glaucoma?
Most common risk factor Glaucoma encompasses a group of pathologies that cause progressive damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting the images that reach the retina so that the brain can interpret them. As the disease progresses, this nerve loses its fibers and, as a result, the patient’s visual field decreases, which …
What causes glaucoma?
Most common risk factor The main risk factor that can trigger glaucoma is ocular hipertension. This condition usually occurs because, the aqueous humor (fluid that bathes the inner eye) does not drain properly and builds up, putting excessive pressure on the optic nerve and causing a “stress” that it cannot withstand. Other risk factors However, …