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Everything about our most complex sense organ explained simply
The eye is one of the most important organs for perceiving the environment. Complex and fascinating processes in our head make it possible for us to see. At the same time, everyone is confronted with the issue of eye health in the course of their lives. While some children are already squinting in their first years of life, up to half of the children are already short-sighted by the time they reach school age. The number has risen steadily in recent years due to too short a distance when reading (especially on smartphones). Later, everyone becomes presbyopic and sooner or later develops a cataract as part of the normal ageing process.
This book explains and illustrates the structure and functions of the eye and describes diseases in the eye such as astigmatism. Frequently asked questions such as “What are diopters?”, “Why does everyone become presbyopic?” or “Glasses, lenses or laser?” are answered by the ophthalmologists. In addition to the latest research findings, therapy options for the most common eye diseases and the influence of general diseases such as high blood pressure or sugar, “curious” stories from everyday ophthalmological life will lighten up the technical content.
Accompanying illustrations, both classical medical and metaphorical, complement and illustrate the text.