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Amblyopia or Lazy Eye
Amblyopia or Lazy Eye
Amblyopia is a disorder of the eyes resulting in changes in visual ability. Often called 'lazy eye', it shouldn't be confused with a common misconception that a lazy…...
Astigmatism
Astigmatism
A description of the eye condition called astigmatism, how it occurs, how it affects eyesight and how it is treated....
Blepharitis
Blepharitis
Blephgaritis is a condition of the eyelids caused by the area becoming sore and inflamed. It is a common occurence and can be treated easily at home....
Chalazion or Lump on Eyelid
Chalazion or Lump on Eyelid
A chalazion is a cyst that develops on the edges of the eyelid due to a blockage in one of the tiny glands around the eyelid. Fluid builds-up causing a swelling that…...
Detached Retina
Detached Retina
A description of the detached retina, its causes and its treatment....
Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic Retinopathy
People with diabetes are at risk of developing complications in the eyes. The most serious condition which could develop is diabetic retinopathy. Although the…...
Iritis Explained
Iritis Explained
Iritis is a condition of the eye caused by the inflammation of the irtis which is the coloured area around the pupil....
Long Sightedness
Long Sightedness
Many people experience some form of long-sightedness, especially as they get older. Those people who have the eye condition find it difficult to see objects close up…...
My Lazy Eye Got Me Bulllied at School
My Lazy Eye Got Me Bulllied at School
Having a lazy eye and having to wear an eye patch to correct it can be distressing for children at school and it can lead to serious bullying....
Short Sightedness
Short Sightedness
Short sightedness is a very common eye problem. It can easily be corrected by wearing glasses or contact lenses, however laser treatment is becoming more popular to…...
Squint Repair
Squint Repair
A squint causes the eye to appear to turn inwards and is often due to weakened muscles or as a consequence of some childhood illnesses. Repairs may or may not involve…...
Styes
Styes
Styes are small but painful lumps that can develop on the eyelids often as a result of a bacterial infection. They may or may not need medical treatment depending on…...
Treating Age Related Macular Degeneration
Treating Age Related Macular Degeneration
There has been much in the press recently about treatments for AMD. However these treatments cannot restore eyesight to a person who has lost their sight. It is…...
Treating Cataracts
Treating Cataracts
Cataracts can easily be treated and good eyesight is usually restored after surgery. Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations and has a very successful rate....
Treating Glaucoma
Treating Glaucoma
Having glaucoma does not mean that you will loose all your sight. If the condition is caught early and is treated, much of your sight can be preserved. This article…...
What are Cataracts?
What are Cataracts?
Cataracts mostly affect older people. The lens in the eye becomes cloudy causing blurred vision. The condition is easily treated....
What Does Uveitis Mean?
What Does Uveitis Mean?
Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, an inner layer of the eyeball. Understanding the causes and symptoms of uveitis can help you recognise it early so that you can…...
What is Age Related Macular Degeneration?
What is Age Related Macular Degeneration?
A description of age-related macular degeneration, its causes and effects, preventive measures and treatments....
What is Allergic Conjunctivitis
What is Allergic Conjunctivitis
Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva caused by an allergic reaction. It is a common response to many different types of allergen, and causes red,…...
What is Glaucoma?
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is an eye condition which affects around 2% of people aged over 40 years. Treatments are effective if the condition is detected early....
What is Retinal Vein Occlusion, RVO
What is Retinal Vein Occlusion, RVO
Retinal vein occlusion is a disease that affects the back of the eye. When the retinal vein is blocked by a blood clot, this causes bleeding inside the eye and…...
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