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Oculoplastics

Types of Eyelid Cysts | Common Eye Conditions

The eyelid contains different types of tissue and glands – an eyelid cyst can form from any of these areas. ...

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Chalazion | Causes & treatment

A chalazion is a form of cyst that forms on the eyelid. Learn more about what they are, what causes them and how they can ...

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Xanthelasma | Causes & treatment

Xanthelasma are small yellow-ish lumps which appear near the eyes, often caused by high cholesterol. Read on for more information about xanthelasma and their treatment. ...

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Ectropion | Causes & treatment

Ectropion is a drooping of the lower eyelid, normally caused by ageing and the resulting loss of muscle strength. It can cause dryness and irritation ...

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Entropion | Causes & treatment

Entropion is an eye condition caused by loss of elasticity in the muscles around the eye. It results in the muscles of the eyelid overlapping ...

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Eyelid Laxity (Loose eyelids) | Conditions and treatment

Over time, the effects of age and gravity cause the muscles and fat around the eyelids to lose their volume and elasticity. As a result, ...

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Droopy Eyelids (Ptosis) | Causes & treatment

Ptosis is the term used to describe a droopy or low upper eyelid position. This can block the vision, while compensating by tilting the face ...

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Eyebags & Wrinkles | Causes and Treatment Options

As the cheek area becomes droopy and loses volume over time, the area underneath the eyes appears hollow and develops a tired look, causing the ...

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Other Conditions

Pterygium symptoms, causes, and treatment

Pterygium (plural pterygia) is when a wedge-shaped growth of tissue forms on the eye. It does not usually require treatment unless it is interfering with vision, ...

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Dry Eyes Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Do your eyes feel dry, itchy and uncomfortable on a regular basis? Dry eyes can be caused by a wide range of things, and can ...

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Blepharitis symptoms, causes, and treatment

If you have inflammation around the edges of the eyelids or crusting, itching or discomfort, you may suffer from Blepharitis. If you have questions about ...

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Retina

Retinal vein occlusion and retinal artery occlusion | Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Retinal vein or artery occlusion occurs when blood vessels carrying blood to or from the retina get blocked – this can cause partial or total ...

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Retinal Tear | Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A retinal tear can occur when the vitreous gel inside the eye separates from the retina. Vitreous separation (known as posterior vitreous detachment) typically occurs ...

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Vitreous Haemorrhage | Causes, symptoms, and treatment

A vitreous haemorrhage is caused when blood enters the vitreous gel inside the eye; causes for this include retinal tear, diabetic retinopathy and eye trauma. ...

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Age related macular degeneration (AMD) | Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition in which the macula deteriorates due to age. Age related macular degeneration progressively affects vision, especially central ...

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Diabetic retinopathy | Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Diabetic retinopathy is a condition caused when blood vessels supplying the retina are damaged by diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy can lead to sight loss. If you ...

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Macular Hole | Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A macular hole is a hole that develops on the retina, and can occur as a result of the vitreous gel inside the eye separating ...

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Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD) | Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

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Retinal Disorders | Symptoms, conditions, treatment

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Eye Floaters | Causes and treatment

Eye floaters are spots in the vision that are common as you get older. They are often harmless but can sometimes be a sign of ...

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Cataracts

Cataracts | Symptoms, Causes & Treatment Options

Those suffering from cataracts experience a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. The condition is very common and often inevitable as you age, ...

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Corneal Problems

Astigmatism Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Astigmatism is a very common and treatable imperfection in the curvature of the cornea in the front of the eye which can cause blurred distance ...

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Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome | Symptoms, causes and treatments

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Keratoconus symptoms, causes, and treatments

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease which affects the shape of the cornea causing blurred vision. In 20%-30% of cases, the condition is progressive resulting ...

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Fuchs’ Dystrophy | Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy is a progressive disease that leads to clouding of the cornea and eventual reduction in vision. Patients with Fuchs’ may notice this as ...

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Glasses / Contacts Dependence

Myopia (short-sightedness) | Symptoms, causes & treatment options

Myopia (or short-sightedness) is a common eye condition that causes the patient to see distant objects as blurred, despite seeing their close surroundings very clearly. ...

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Hypermetropia or long sightedness symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

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Reading vision problems (Presbyopia) | Symptoms, causes, treatment options

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Contact Lens Problems, Symptoms and Treatment

Contact lenses are a popular and convenient form of non-surgical vision correction; however, some people may experience contact lens problems. ...

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Glaucoma

Open Angle Glaucoma | Types, Risk Factors & Symptoms

Open angle glaucoma occurs when eye pressure is higher than normal. Here we explore what open angle glaucoma is, the two types, risk factors, symptoms ...

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Closed Angle Glaucoma | Types, Risk Factors & Symptoms

Closed angle glaucoma is caused by a narrow drainage angle in the eye. Here we explore what it is, the two types, risk factors, symptoms ...

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Glaucoma | Types, Assessment and Treatment

In most cases, but not always, glaucoma is associated with a rise in intraocular pressure (eye pressure). Intraocular pressure is generated through a balance between ...

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