Eyes, nose, ears

Apart from the skin, all other sensory organs of the body are part of the head and located near the brain, which processes and interprets the sensory inputs. The sensory organs deliver important information that allows us to move through the world and react to our environment.

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  • Styes and chalazia (inflammation of the eyelid)

    Styes and chalazia (inflammation of the eyelid)

    Styes and chalazia are common and can occur at any age. The eyelid is swollen because a gland at the edge of the eyelid has become inflamed. If bacte...

  • Enlarged tonsils and adenoids

    Enlarged tonsils and adenoids

    Many children between the ages of three and six years have enlarged tonsils or adenoids. This usually isn’t anything serious. But enlarged tonsils an...

  • Presbyopia


    Most people start noticing the effects of presbyopia in their mid-forties: It becomes harder to see close-up things clearly. For instance, y ou have ...

  • Epilepsy


    In epilepsy, the brain or certain parts of the brain are too active. Some people have their first seizure in childhood, while others have their first...

  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

    It's normal for vision to gradually get worse with age. Some people also have medical conditions that further affect their vision. Age-related macula...

  • Hearing loss and deafness

    Hearing loss and deafness in children

    In Germany and other countries, babies are routinely given hearing tests immediately after birth. The goal is to diagnose and treat hearing problems ...