Health issues affecting the eyes

A stroke's effects on the eye

Amblyopia a condition referring to the vision in one eye being weaker because the eye and brain are not properly working together. Any condition that prevents the eye from focusing correctly during the early stages of development can cause amplyopia.
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Alzheimer's disease and the eyes

Alzheimer’s disease destroys brain cells, which affects an individual’s memory, behaviour, physical abilities and thinking skills.
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Smoking's effects on the eyes

It’s no secret smoking can cause serious damage to various organs in our body. But did you know smoking can also damage our vision and eye health?
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The not-so-secret weapon of diabetes management

There’s no denying physicians and dietitians play critical roles in caring for people living with diabetes. But there’s a not-so-secret weapon patients often overlook - their optometrist.
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Diabetes and the eyes

Diabetes can seriously affect your eyes, causing temporary or permanent vision loss. That is why annual eye exams are critical for people living with diabetes, and are covered by OHIP regardless of age.
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Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that affects many parts of the body. This particular virus is called the herpes varicella-zoster.
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HIV/AIDS and the eyes

On average, up to 70 per cent of those infected with HIV have been diagnosed with some form of eye complication. Individuals with a T-cell count lower than 250 are more susceptible to eye infections and diseases.
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Hepatitis and the eyes

If an individual has any form of hepatitis, frequent eye exams from an optometrist are strongly advised since many eye-related side effects are symptomless and could result in blindness if untreated.
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Bell's Palsy

Bell???s palsy results from the paralysis of the facial nerve. It usually only affects one side of the face, including the forehead and lower facial areas.
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Allergies (seasonal)

Seasonal allergies are caused by specific allergens such as ragweed, grass or tree pollen.
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