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5 Strange Eye Conditions You’ve Never Heard Of

Your eyes are one of the most important organs in your body. You need to take great care of your eyes to enjoy your clear vision for many years. Today, Splash Tears brings you a list of 7 eye conditions you need to be aware of. Protect your and your family’s visual health with the help of Splash Tears

You may suffer from dry eye syndrome if you struggle with tired, burning eyes and grittiness. Dry eye affects nearly 7% of Americans, yet it often goes untreated. Check your eyes and visit your doctor often to protect your delicate yet powerful eyes. Now, let’s dive into these seven eye conditions you need to know.

How can I take better care of my eyes?

Your eyes are crucial to your lifestyle and play a great role in your happiness. There are many ways to protect and care for your eyes. It is crucial to start eye care from an early age to prevent an array of diseases later in life. 

Here is a list of things you can do to take care of your eye health:

● Drink enough water

● Exercise 

● Eat fresh vegetables and fruits 

● Consume lots of Omega 3 fatty acid s

● Visit your eye doctor at least once a year 

● Wear sunglasses, blue-light glasses, and protective glasses

● Always remove your makeup before bed

● Use a cleansing solution if necessary 

● Check your eyes often for discoloration and changes

#1 – Red eyes

In this case, we are not referring to the red eyes you get when you have a bad night’s sleep or after the pool. This condition happens to people who suffer from albinism. Albinism is a condition that affects the production of melanin in the body.  

Melanin is the pigment that gives skin, hair, and eyes their color. Without it, you end up with pale skin, white hair, and some people get red eyes. It’s a lifelong condition that does not worsen throughout a person’s lifetime. People with this condition need to wear sunglasses, stay off the sun and be very careful with their eyes and skin. 

#2 – Cystinosis

Cystinosis is a disease caused by a buildup of cystine in the body. It’s an uncommon but severe disease affecting many body parts. In this case, we’ll talk about ocular cystinosis. This disease can be passed down through families, so it’s essential to be aware of it and check your family’s health history.

Ocular cystinosis means you have a buildup of cystine crystals in your cornea. This condition can make it difficult for you to see and can also cause Photophobia. Photophobia means you have a hard time tolerating light. This happens because all the crystal deposits in your eyes create a kaleidoscope effect on your vision. Check your eyes often to avoid being surprised by diseases like this. 

#3 – Haemolacria

This may seem like something out of a movie, but for some people, this is very real. Haemolacria means your cry blood. Yes, just like in the movies, except it’s real. If you have a blood vessel that grew in the wrong direction, inflamed tissue, tumors, or even a viral infection, you could also end up with bloody tears. 

This odd condition is common in children and teenagers, but we lack further information about it due to its rarity. Do you know someone who has cried blood before? Leave us a comment below.

#4 – Dermoid cysts

Although this condition is known as hairy eyeballs, it’s not the eyeballs that are hairy. Dermoid cysts are growths lined by skin and filled with oil and old skin cells. These cysts contain hair follicles; this is how the eyeball ends up having hair. So, no, the hair isn’t growing on the eyeball. It grows on the cysts which are attached to the eyeballs.

This condition is harmless but bothersome. You can develop these cysts anywhere in your body. But they’re quite bothersome in the eyes. Hair in your eyes is uncomfortable and impedes your vision. The best treatment option for this condition is surgery. 

#5 – Coloboma

Coloboma happens during the second month of development before a child is born. If the optic fissure doesn’t close all the way, the structure of the eye fails. Often it looks like the iris is dripping out of its circle. The symptoms vary from person to person. Some have no symptoms, while others struggle with vision loss, blindness, or low vision.

Some possible treatments for this condition include eyeglasses or contact lenses to see more clearly. You can wear colored contacts and contacts to make your eyes rounder. And the last resort will be surgery. Do you know anyone with this interesting condition?

#6 – Black eyes

Known in the medical world as aniridia, this is a condition where the iris is partially gone or absent. It can make your eyes look all black. You can be born with it or get it later in life. It’s an uncommon disorder, happening in one of 60,000-90,000 live births. 

It can be inherited as a dominant gene, giving each generation down the line a whopping 50% chance of having the gene. So learn your family history and see if you need to watch for this condition. It can also be sporadic when an external factor affects a gene in the parent’s sperm, the female’s egg, or even after the baby is conceived. Learn more and protect your loved ones from this rare disease. 

#7 – Polycoria

This condition causes you to have more than one pupillary opening in the iris. It can be congenital or caused by a disease affecting the iris. Polycoria can impede your vision due to a decreased function of the iris and pupil. Watch an example of this condition here

Some people do not need treatment for this condition as their vision is unaffected. However, surgery is very successful at helping the ones with declined vision. The procedure is known as pupilloplasty. During the procedure, your surgeon cuts through the tissue of the iris, removing the gap between the two pupils. This surgery can improve a patient’s vision and life. 

We hope this blog helps you be more aware of the many diseases that can affect the human eye. If you are pregnant or in your elderly years, take great care of your eyes. Wind, pools, and exposure to digital screens can dry your eyes or worsen your dry eye symptoms. Lubricate and reinvigorate your eyes with Splash Tears. Just a couple of drops a day will keep you #onthego. Don’t keep this to yourself and share the knowledge with your friends. Follow Splash Tears on Instagram and Facebook for more lifestyle tips. Splash Tears eye drops were created to keep you on the go. Reduce the annoying symptoms of dry eye syndrome with our fast-acting artificial tears. What are you waiting for? Grab yours today on Amazon.

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