Mamisoa ANDRIANTAFIKA, MD FEBO
Eye Specialist
Brussels, Belgium

Frequent eye diseases

This section tries to list most frequent refraction errors and diseases in Ophthalmology.

This list is not exhaustive.

These descriptions do not replace explanations given by your Eye Specialist.

Refraction Errors

Myopia or short-sightedness, astigmatism, hyperopia or far-sightedness and presbyopia are refractive errors: the image received by your eye is not clear because it does not project exactly on your retina which transmit it to your brain.

An emmetropic person means the image received by his eye projects exactly on his retina.

Refractive errors can eventually be corrected by glasses, contact lenses, intra or extra-ocular refractive surgery.

Correct a refractive error make the image received exactly on the retina. It does not always allow complete clear vision if the rest of the visual system is defective.

For this reason, it is advised to consult an Eye Doctor in first intention in case of any kind of vision loss.

Consult an Optometrist or an Optician will only correct the refractive error but can mask an underlying disease and delay its treatment.