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Eye Conditions

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Eye Conditions

Dr. Jafri medically manages and surgically treats a wide variety of eye conditions and diseases. These include general eye health problems and cornea problems. The following list includes some common conditions and a brief description of their nature.

 

 

 

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration is deterioration and death of the cells of the center of the retina, called macula, causing distortion and loss of central vision. Dr. Jafri recommends dietary intervention and vitamin supplementation. In case of the wet kind of macular degeneration, where bleeding occurs in the macula, injection of various medications are available with or without lasers, to stop the bleeding.

Acanthamoeba Keratitis

Acanthamoeba keratitis, or corneal ulcer, is one of the most serious infections of the cornea. This is a severe vision threatening condition, sometimes acquired due to improper care and cleaning of contact lenses, swimming in contaminated water, or from injury to the cornea. Treatment is prolonged, for months to years, and often results in the need for corneal transplant surgery to improve vision. Dr. Jafri is a cornea specialist and manages complex acanthamoeba keratitis cases.

AIDS/HIV

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that depletes the body’s immune system, leading to various eye infections. Dr. Jafri offers screening for such infections, including cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis.

Albinism

Albinism is a hereditary condition that affects the production and distribution of pigment in the eyes, hair and skin. People with albinism usually suffer from light sensitivity. Dr. Jafri recommends special tints and coatings in glasses which can be helpful.

Allergies

Eye allergies are an extremely common condition when the eyes react to an irritant or allergen, making them red, itchy, tearful and swollen. For some people the condition is seasonal, for others it can be a year round problem. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and external disease, and recommends a comprehensive approach to this problem, including environmental control.

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a developmental delay of normal sight during childhood. It is critical to detect at an early age, so appropriate intervention can allow normal development of vision. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Anisocoria

Anisocoria is when the pupils are different sizes. It can be harmless, or a result of previous surgery or trauma. However, occasionally this is a result of a neurological problem and it must be evaluated. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism means irregular curvature of the cornea. The cornea is the clear tissue covering the eye. It can sometimes also be caused by irregular shape of the eye’s lens. Astigmatism causes blurry or distorted vision. Dr. Jafri is specialized in corneal disorders and offers glasses, contacts, special intraocular lens implants, Intacs, or laser vision correction to treat astigmatism.

Bacterial Keratitis

Bacterial keratitis, or corneal ulcer, is an infection of the cornea. This is a vision threatening condition, sometimes acquired due to improper care and cleaning of contact lenses, swimming in contaminated water or from injury to the cornea. Treatment includes appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Dr. Jafri is a cornea specialist and manages complex cases of bacterial keratitis.

Bell’s Palsy

Bell's palsy is a temporary condition that causes certain muscles in your face to weaken or become paralyzed. This condition must be evaluated to rule out other neurologic problems. It is sometimes treated with antiviral or steroid medications. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention. She manages the corneal exposure issues related to Bell’s palsy aggressively.

Black Eye

A black eye is bruising around the eye due to an injury to the face or head. The orbit must be evaluated for evidence of fracture, or damage to external eye muscles. Fracture of the orbit can lead to a sunken appearance to the eye, and muscle involvement can lead to double vision problems in future. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the eyelids. Initially the problem is congested oils and debris in the base of the eyelashes. This results in bacterial overgrowth and inflammation. Blepharitis causes irritation, itchiness, redness, and stinging or burning of the eye. Dr. Jafri recommends a daily hygiene routine and dietary intervention to keep this chronic problem under control.

Blocked Tear Duct

A blocked tear duct is when the eye’s drainage system for tears is either partially or completely obstructed. Tears cannot drain normally, causing a watery, irritated or chronically infected eye. Dr. Jafri offers a procedure to check for blocked ducts by irrigating sterile saline down the tear ducts.

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO)

Branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) is a disruption of the small veins in the retina. The location of the blood vessels determines how vision is affected, from mild to severe. It is critical to determine the underlying cause of BRVO. It can be seen in the setting of diabetes or hypertension, but occasionally younger patients present with this problem because of a clotting disorder. The key is to identify the underlying problem so future vein occlusions are avoided. Treatment may include drops, injections, or laser therapy. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Cataracts

Cataract is an extremely prevalent condition as we age. Diabetes, excessive sun exposure, family history, and use of certain medications can accelerate the onset of cataracts. The eye works like a camera, and suspended in the middle of the eye is a natural clear lens to focus light going toward the retina. Cataract means this natural lens is clouded, causing vision problems. Dr. Jafri offers the most advanced minimally invasive cataract surgery, and cutting edge lens implant technology which offer the best visual results to patients.

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of skin tissue that can affect both the eyelids and the eye socket (orbit). It is critical to distinguish between the two conditions, skin only versus orbit, because orbital cellulitis can be vision threatening and needs to be managed aggressively. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Central Retinal Vein Occlusion (CRVO)

Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) is a disruption of the main vein in the retina. The extent of disruption determines how vision is affected. It is critical to determine the underlying cause of CRVO. It can be seen in the setting of diabetes or hypertension, but occasionally younger patients present with this problem because of a clotting disorder. The key is to identify the underlying problem so future vein occlusions are avoided. Treatment may include drops, injections, or laser therapy. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR)

In central serous retinopathy, leakage of fluid under the retina causes distorted vision. Repeat episodes may occur. Some episodes resolve spontaneously, others require treatment with lasers or injections of medication. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Chalazia and Styes

A chalazion is a lump on the eyelid caused by enlarged oil-producing gland in the eyelid. A stye is also a lump on the eyelid, usually caused by an infected eyelash follicle. Antibiotic treatment and surgical drainage become necessary if conservative measures fail.

Choroidal Neovascular Membrane (CNVM)

Choroidal neovascular membranes (CNVM) are abnormal blood vessels that grow beneath the retina and disrupt vision. CNVM are associated with many serious eye diseases, such as macular degeneration or high myopia. Fortunately, medications and lasers are often helpful for this serious condition.

Color Blindness

Color blindness is the inability to see colors in a normal way. Most commonly, color blindness happens when someone cannot distinguish between certain colors, usually between greens and reds, and occasionally blues. Males are more commonly affected. Dr. Jafri offers screening tests for color blindness.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)

Conjunctivitis is swelling of the conjunctiva — the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of the eye. Conjunctivitis can be allergic, or sometimes it can be infectious due to bacteria or viruses. Treatment depends on the cause of the conjunctivitis. Dr. Jafri specializes in external diseases and offers appropriate management of this condition.

Contact Lens Related Infections

The most common infection related to contact lens use is keratitis, or corneal ulcer. People who sleep in contact lenses are at increased risk. This can be a serious vision threatening problem and must be addressed immediately. Dr. Jafri is a cornea specialist and manages complex contact lens related infections.

Corneal Abrasion

Corneal abrasion is a scratch of the surface cornea. It can be very painful. Sometimes antibiotics are prescribed to prevent infection of the open surface if the abrasion is large or centrally located. Selected cases may need to be patched. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and management of corneal abrasions.

Corneal Dystrophies

Corneal dystrophies are a group of inherited eye disorders in which abnormal material accumulates in the cornea. This causes opacities in the cornea. Observation is usually recommended unless the condition becomes painful or causes significant vision loss. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and management of corneal dystrophies.

Corneal Erosion/Recurrent Erosion

Corneal erosion is a spontaneous scratch of the cornea. Sometimes there is history of minor injury or scratch of the cornea in the past. It is a problem of the surface layer, or epithelium, of the cornea stayed properly attached to the underlying tissue. It is a non-healing scab on the surface of the eye. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and offers a step wise customized approach in the management of this long term and painful condition. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and management of corneal erosions.

Corneal Laceration

Corneal laceration is a cut on the cornea. This is a serious problem and can lead to an infection or total loss of the eye. It must be repaired surgically or with tissue glue. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and manages complex corneal injuries and lacerations.

Corneal Transplant

If the clear cornea tissue becomes too scarred, opaque, or distorted, it needs to be replaced with a cornea transplant procedure to restore vision. Dr. Jafri specializes in corneal transplant surgery, including transplantation of selective layers of the cornea.

Corneal Ulcer

A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea. It is often seen with an infection of the cornea, or due to sensation defects of the cornea. This is a vision threatening condition, sometimes acquired due to improper care and cleaning of contact lenses, swimming in contaminated water or from injury to the cornea. Treatment includes appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea, and the treatment of complex corneal ulcers.

CMV Retinitis

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Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a common diabetic eye disease caused by changes in retinal blood vessels. It is one of the leading causes of acquired blindness in the developed world. Excellent blood glucose control prevents this complication. Dr. Jafri offers periodic monitoring for diabetic retinopathy and appropriate intervention as needed.

Drusen

Drusen are yellow deposits seen under the retina from accumulation of metabolic products. While drusen do not always cause age-related macular degeneration (AMD), they are considered a risk factor for developing AMD particularly if there is a family history. Dr. Jafri offers screening for such drusen and AMD and can recommend appropriate intervention.

Dry Eye

Dry eye is an extremely common condition where the eyes don’t produce enough tears or the right quality of tears to be healthy or comfortable. Age, medication, hormone status and level of visual activity are all risk factors. Dr. Jafri is a specialist in cornea and external disease, and offers a comprehensive, stepwise and customized approach to the management of this chronic condition.

Eye Cancer

Cancer of the eye is a malignancy that starts and grows in your eye. A malignancy is a group of cells that are cancerous and that can spread to other sites in the body or invade and destroy tissues. Dr. Jafri has fellowship training in the treatment of external, or surface cancers of the eye.

Farsightedness (hyperopia)

Hyperopia (farsightedness) is a refractive error, which means the eye does not bend or refract light properly. With hyperopia, distant objects look clear but close objects appear blurred. Dr. Jafri is specialized in refractive disorders and offers glasses, contacts, special intraocular lens implants, or laser vision correction to treat hyperopia.

Floaters and flashes

Floaters are shadows cast on the eye’s retina from clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous. Flashes are flashes of light that you see when the vitreous gel pulls or rubs the retina. Although usually benign, both can occasionally be associated with a retinal problem. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend any appropriate intervention.

Fuchs’ dystrophy

Fuchs’ dystrophy is caused by progressive loss of cells in the cornea. It is is a hereditary, progressive eye disease, making corneal cells swollen and cloudy. Vision can be affected because of corneal swelling. Dr. Jafri is a cornea specialist, and can screen for this condition and recommend any appropriate intervention including topical medications for mild cases and corneal transplant for advanced cases.

Fungal keratitis

Fungal keratitis is one of the most serious infections of the cornea. This is a severe vision threatening condition, sometimes acquired due to improper care and cleaning of contact lenses, swimming in contaminated water or from injury to the cornea. Treatment is prolonged, for months to years, and often results in the need for corneal transplant surgery to improve vision. Dr. Jafri is a cornea specialist and manages complex cases of fungal keratitis.

Giant Cell Arteritis

Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammation of the arteries in the neck, upper body and arms. The inflammation causes arteries to swell, which reduces the blood flow. Since these blood vessels also nourish your eyes, reduced blood flow can cause sudden, painless vision loss. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate diagnostic testing and treatment.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an extremely common eye condition that damages the eye’s optic nerve. Age, family history, injury, and diabetes increase the risk significantly. The eye pressure is usually elevated, but some patients can have this condition at normal pressures. Routine screening for this condition is crucial, because it is usually painless and patients can lose a large percentage of their vision before becoming aware of the problem themselves. Dr. Jafri offers screening and treatment of this serious vision threatening condition.

Grave’s disease

Grave’s disease is an autoimmune disorder that leads to over-activity of the thyroid gland. The gland produces hormones that regulate your body’s metabolism. When Graves’ disease affects the eyes, the condition is known as thyroid eye disease. Dr. Jafri offers screening, diagnostic testing and treatment of this condition. She manages the corneal exposure problems associated with this condition aggressively.

Hemangioma

Hemangioma is a non-cancerous tumor caused by abnormal growth of blood vessels. Hemangiomas can occur anywhere on the body, but are most commonly found on the face and neck. While they can be present at birth, hemangiomas more often appear during the first six months of life. When present on the eyelid of children, they can cause severe corneal astigmatism and risk development of lazy eye. Dr. Jafri works with a team of doctors including plastics specialist and pediatric ophthalmologists to manage this difficult condition.

Herpes keratitis

Herpes keratitis is a viral infection of the cornea caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV) or the the varicella zoster virus (VZV). Type I HSV is the most frequent cause of eye infections. Some cases can become chronic and are difficult to manage. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and the treatment of herpetic keratitis.

Herpes zoster (shingles)

The virus varicella zoster (VZV) causes two distinct diseases: chicken pox and, if reactivated later in life, herpes zoster, more commonly called shingles. If the face is involved with shingles, it is crucial that the eye must be screened for lesions, which can become chronic. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and the treatment of herpetic keratitis.

Histoplasomosis

Histoplasmosis is a disease caused by fungus spores inhaled into the lungs. Histoplasmosis initially is a lung infection. However, it is believed that the infection, even if mild, can later migrate to the eye through the blood stream and cause a serious eye disease called ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (OHS). Dr. Jafri offers screening and can recommend appropriate intervention for this condition.

HIV/AIDS

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that causes the body’s immune system to break down, leading to illness from infections. HIV and AIDS affect the eye by making the eyes susceptible to infection. When the CD4 counts are very low, CMV retinitis becomes a problem. Other eye infections can present with greater severity in HIV. Dr. Jafri offers screening and can recommend appropriate intervention for these conditions.

Hyphema

A hyphema is a collection of blood in the front part of the eye. Usually this is a result of trauma or surgery, although rarely it can be a result of other pathology or a bleeding disorder. Dr. Jafri offers monitoring and treatment for this condition, particularly screening for staining of the cornea with long standing blood.

Iridocorneal Endothelial Syndrome

Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome (ICE) is a rare group of inherited conditions whose three main features include swelling of the cornea, changes in the iris, and glaucoma. Milder cases can be observed, more severe cases require surgery including glaucoma surgery or cornea transplant. Dr. Jafri is a cornea specialist and manages complex cases of ICE.

Ischemic Optic Neuropathy

Ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) is a sudden loss of central vision, side vision or both due to a decreased or interrupted blood flow to the eye’s optic nerve. Some ophthalmologists may describe ischemia of the optic nerve as a stroke at the back of the eye.

Iritis

Iritis is an inflammation of the inside of the eye. It can involve the front, the back, or all parts of the eye. It can lead to pain, floaters, and vision loss if untreated. Causes can be infection, trauma, or autoimmune, and the treatment must be tailored accordingly. The condition can be chronic. Dr. Jafri offers treatment of acute and chronic forms of the condition.

Keratitis

Keratitis is a condition where the cornea becomes swollen or inflamed, making the eye red and painful and affecting vision. Causes can be infection, trauma, or autoimmune, and the treatment must be tailored accordingly. The condition can be chronic. Dr. Jafri is a cornea specialist and offers treatment of acute and chronic forms of the condition.

Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a condition when the normally round cornea becomes thin and develops a cone-like bulge. The shape of the cornea becomes distorted leading to vision loss. Dr. Jafri is specialized in corneal disorders and offers glasses, contacts, special intraocular lens implants, Intacs, laser vision correction or corneal transplant to treat keratoconus.

Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a developmental delay of normal sight during childhood. It is critical to detect at an early age, so appropriate intervention can allow normal development of vision. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Macular Edema

Macular edema is a swelling or thickening of the macula, the area of the retina responsible for central vision. The cause can be surgery, trauma, or autoimmune. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Macular Hole

Macular hole is a small tear or break in the macula, the central area of the retina that is responsible for central vision. This causes a central blind spot. Surgery can result in good recovery. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Macular Pucker

A macular pucker is a wrinkling caused by scarring of the macula, the central part of the retina. If significant, it can cause blurry or distorted vision or a blind spot in the visual field. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Marfan Syndrome

Marfan syndrome is a collagen disease which can lead to problems with the natural lens of the eye, the retina, or the cornea. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Migraine

Migraine is essentially a spasm of circulation. It can cause headache only, visual symptoms only, and a classic migraine causes both. Classic migraine starts with visual symptoms such as zigzag lines, colored lights or flashes of light expanding to one side of the vision over 10 to 30 minutes, followed by a single-sided pounding, severe headache. Along with the headache, there may be nausea, vomiting and light sensitivity. Common migraine may cause only a headache felt on both sides of the head. Migraine is a diagnosis of exclusion, and the eyes must be inspected carefully to rule out other causes of these symptoms. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder affecting the nerve-muscle junction that causes fluctuating muscle weakness and fatigue. Most people affected by myasthenia gravis develop “ocular myasthenia” first, where the muscles that control eye and eyelid movement are affected, causing eyelid drooping, blurry vision or double vision. Swallowing problems can occur in severe cases. The severity of symptoms determines whether treatment is required, medical or surgical. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Myopia (nearsightedness)

Myopia (nearsightedness) is a refractive error, which means the eye does not bend or refract light properly. With myopia, close objects look clear but distant objects appear blurred. Dr. Jafri is specialized in refractive disorders and offers glasses, contacts, special intraocular lens implants, or laser vision correction to treat myopia.

Nevus

A nevus (plural, nevi) in the eye is a common, benign, pigmented growth, similar to a mole on your skin. It can occur on the surface of the eye or in the deeper structures, and needs to be periodically monitored for changes or growth. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Nystagmus

Nystagmus is an involuntary, rapid and repetitive movement of the eyes. Management sometimes requires special glasses, and if it is causing head or neck position problems, it requires surgery. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Ocular hypertension

Ocular hypertension is high pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure). Unlike glaucoma, with ocular hypertension the optic nerve appears normal there is no peripheral vision loss.

Ocular Melanoma

Ocular melanoma is a type of cancer of pigmented cells. It can occur on the surface of the eye or in the deeper structures. This condition needs special treatment and monitoring.

Optic neuritis

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the eye’s optic nerve. It can lead to pain and vision loss. Sometimes it is associated with a systemic or neurologic condition. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Pigment Dispersion Syndrome

Pigment dispersion syndrome is a condition in which pigment from the iris is shed and circulates in the eye.The of pigment can clog the eye’s drainage system, raise eye pressure, and cause a kind of glaucoma. Dr. Jafri can screen for this condition and recommend appropriate intervention.

Pingueculum

Pinguecula and Pterygium are common growths on the conjunctiva likely caused by exposure to ultraviolet light, dry eye and wind and dust. They are like callouses on the surface of the eye. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and external disease and manages and treats this condition.

Pink eye (conjunctivitis)

Conjunctivitis is swelling of the conjunctiva — the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids and the white part of the eye. Conjunctivitis can be allergic, or sometimes it can be infectious due to bacteria or viruses. Treatment depends on the cause of the conjunctivitis. Dr. Jafri specializes in external diseases and offers appropriate management of this condition.

Presbyopia (loss of near focus)

Presbyopia is an age-related condition when the eye’s lens doesn’t change shape as easily as it once did, making it more difficult to read or see things at close range. Dr. Jafri is specialized in refractive disorders and offers glasses, contacts, special intraocular lens implants, or laser vision correction to treat presbyopia.

Ptosis

Ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelids, occasionally lower eyelids, sometimes restricting or blocking vision. Dr. Jafri offers screening and appropriate management of this condition.

Scleritis

Scleritis is inflammation of the white part of the eye, the sclera. It can cause severe pain, redness, and vision loss. In almost half of all cases, scleritis is associated with an underlying autoimmune disorder such as rheumatoid arthritis. It is critical that the treatment should include treatment of the underlying problem. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and external disease and manages and treats this complex condition. .

Shingles (herpes zoster)

The virus varicella zoster (VZV) causes two distinct diseases: chicken pox and, if reactivated later in life, herpes zoster, more commonly called shingles. If the face is involved with shingles, it is crucial that the eye must be screened for lesions, which can become chronic. Dr. Jafri specializes in cornea and the treatment of herpetic keratitis.

Strabismus

Strabismus is a misalignment of eye muscles. In children it can lead to development of permanent lazy eye. In adults it can be a result of a neurologic condition. One eye may look straight ahead, while the other eye turns inward, outward, upward or downward. It is critical to be evaluated for this problem. Ptosis is drooping of the upper eyelids, occasionally lower eyelids, sometimes restricting or blocking vision. Dr. Jafri offers screening and appropriate management of this condition.

Subconjunctival hemorrhage

A subconjunctival hemorrhage is essentially a bruise of the surface of the eye. It is a spot of blood under the conjunctiva as a result of a small broken blood vessel. It is mostly a benign condition, only rarely associated with a bleeding or other disorder. Dr. Jafri offers screening and appropriate management of this condition.

Torn or detached retina

A torn retina is when the retina tears in one or more places. A detached retina is when the retina is lifted off the wall of the back of the eye. Both are serious vision threatening conditions. Symptoms may include loss of vision, flashes or floaters. New onset of these symptoms should always be reported and the eyes examined. Dr. Jafri offers screening and appropriate management of this condition.

Trachoma

Trachoma is an infection by the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis. It is more common in developing countries. It can lead to scarring inside the eyelid. This causes trichiasis, where the eyelashes to turn inward toward the eye. The eyelashes scratch against the cornea and turn the cornea cloudy. It can also lead to development of corneal ulcers and vision loss. Dr. Jafri specializes in corneal diseases and offers management of this difficult condition.

Trichiasis

Trichiasis is a problem in which the eyelashes are misdirected and grow inwards toward the eye. These lashes rub against the cornea, and the cornea can develop permanent scarring and vision loss. Dr. Jafri specializes in corneal diseases and offers management of this difficult condition.

Twitcing/Eyelid Spasm

Eyelid spasm or twitching is also known as blepharospasm. It is involuntary blinking or spasm of the eyelids. It can be a result of fatigue or caffeine intake. Repetitive large twitches can be due to a neurological problem. Dr. Jafri offers screening and appropriate management of this condition.

Uveitis

Uveitis is an inflammation of the inside of the eye. It can involve the front, the back, or all parts of the eye. It can lead to pain, floaters, and vision loss if untreated. Causes can be infection, trauma, or autoimmune, and the treatment must be tailored accordingly. The condition can be chronic. Dr. Jafri offers treatment of acute and chronic forms of the condition.

Vitamin A deficiency

Vitamin A deficiency is a dietary cause of blindness. It is common in the developing world. In the western world, malabsorption syndromes or history of gastrointestinal surgery can lead to vitamin A deficiency. It can lead to severe dryness and scarring of the cornea leading to vision loss. Dr. Jafri specializes in corneal diseases and offers screening and management of this condition.