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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,
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
Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RES) is a painful condition that develops when the surface skin of the cornea tears. This causes sudden and severe stabbing
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
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
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.
Long-sightedness, also known as hypermetropia or hyperopia is a common vision disorder. It results from the overall power of the eye not being strong enough,
Much of modern life is spent on smartphones, tablets and computers and the inconvenience of needing reading glasses for these tasks is felt by millions.
Contact lenses are a popular and convenient form of non-surgical vision correction; however, some people may experience contact lens problems.
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
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
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
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,
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
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
The eyelid contains different types of tissue and glands – an eyelid cyst can form from any of these areas.
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
Retinal vein or artery occlusion occurs when blood vessels carrying blood to or from the retina get blocked – this can cause partial or total
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
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.
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
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
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
A posterior vitreous detachment or PVD occurs when the vitreous gel within the eye separates from the retina. This change occurs due to age but