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Sarcoidosis Glossary Term

A condition where abnormal lumps or nodules form in one or more parts of the body, which may include the eyes.
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Severely sight impaired (SSI) Glossary Term

Term used to describe someone with severe sight loss. Formerly know as 'blind', this category is used by Social Services Departments for registration purposes. (See Sight impaired (SI)).
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Sight impaired (SI) Glossary Term

Term used to describe someone with sight loss. Formerly know as 'partially sighted', this category is used by Social Services Departments for registration purposes. (See Severely sight impaired (SSI)).
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Sjogrens syndrome Glossary Term

A disorder of the immune system. White blood cells attack the body's tear and saliva glands, which reduces the amount of saliva and tears produced, causing a dry mouth and dry eyes, along with other related symptoms.
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Squint in childhood Glossary Term

A problem when the eyes stop working together as a pair and therefore do not look in the same direction.
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Stargardt's disease Glossary Term

Causes some of the cells on the macula to stop working leading to problems with central vision, detailed vision and sometimes with colour perception.
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Stickler syndrome Glossary Term

A genetic progressive condition, which affects the body's collagen (connective tissue). Possible impacts on the eye include cataracts, glaucoma & high risk of retinal detachment.
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Stroke-related eye conditions Glossary Term

Stroke can result in visual field loss, blurry vision, double vision and moving images.
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