How much do you care about your eyes?
Sometimes we tend to take them for granted when we shouldn’t in the first place. Our eyes give us the gift of vision and the luxury of seeing the beauty of the world and life in our everyday lives.
That’s more than enough reason to care about your eyes enough and know more about them and how they deliver you one of the most important senses in seeing.
The different parts of the eye work together and complement each other provide the vision that you so enjoy and need.
Know the different parts of your eyes and their specific functions. Here are the different parts that are responsible for producing the vision that you enjoy:
- Sclera – The white part of the eye that protects the eyeball and surrounds the pupil and iris.
- Pupil – The black dot at the center of the eye. It is a hole where the light enters the eye.
- Iris – The colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. Its main function is to control the volume of light that enters the eye by adjusting the size of the pupil. Through its sphincter muscle, the iris expands or contracts, making the pupil smaller or larger.
- Cornea – It is the clear window right at the front of the eye that covers the pupil and iris. The journey of the light actually starts in the cornea as it passes there first. It also helps in focusing light to enable production of a clear image on the retina.
- Lens – The lens is right behind the pupil and it focuses light onto the retina located at the back of the eye. It performs the final focusing of the light inside the eye.
- Conjunctiva – This clear and protective membrane covers the surface of the eye and the inner eyelids. It is also responsible in keeping the eye in good working order.
- Retina – It is the inner lining at the back of the eye. Its different layers of cells work together to detect light and convert it into electrical impulses. The retina is comprised of life-sensitive cells that have the ability to determine, light, dark and color to assemble images. It then translates color into neural information and sends it to the brain for processing.
- Optic Nerve – It is a package of neural fibers that are transported from the retina to the brain.
We can’t stress further enough the importance of our eyes as without them, the gift of sight would not be possible. That’s why it is likewise that important for you to know more about your eyes and most especially, take good care of them.
For more information on how you can seek help with your eyes or any problems they may have, contact our Patient Care Lines: (+632) 368 5238 l (+63) 917 862 7454 l (+63) 921 217 0517
It’s quite common than when you visit your dentist every now and then, he often times recommend dental fillings for some of your teeth.
A dental filling, also known as a pasta, is an effective way to restore a tooth that was damaged by decay back to its normal shape and function.
The filling starts with the removal of the decayed tooth material first before cleaning the affected area and finally fills the wiped out cavity with a dental filling material.
When a dentist strongly recommends a need for a pasta, it should be given accordingly because if treatment is prolonged, the damaged portion of the tooth will chip away and may eventually become a cavity.
Further, if plaque and food particles remain attached with teeth for an extended period of time due to ineffective brushing or the food being too sticky, a collection of bacteria will then be accumulated, causing acid release and toxins which eventually dissolve enamel.
That’s why it is that important for you to have needed dental fillings as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your teeth.
Find out which specific treatment is much needed by your teeth at the moment. Shinagawa’s dentists are in the know of what your teeth needs.
To book your free dental appointment, call our Patient Care Lines (+632) 368 5238 | (+63) 917 862 7454 | (+63) 921 217 0517
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