Should you take vitamin tablets to improve your vision if you have AMD?

By |2016-10-28T15:36:58+01:00April 20th, 2015|AMD Treatment|

Should you take vitamin tablets to improve your vision if you have AMD? This is one of the most common questions I get asked as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital when dealing with age-related macular degeneration patients and it is not an easy question to answer with a straight yes or no. [...]

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Types of Intra-Ocular Lens Implants (IOLS) for cataract surgery

By |2016-02-23T11:13:51+00:00April 20th, 2015|Cataract Surgery|

Types of Intra-Ocular Lens Implants (IOLS) for cataract surgery There are several options for choosing your customised lens implant: Monofocal intra-ocular lens implants This is the standard type of IOL which has a fixed focal distance. Usually this is set for distance where no glasses are generally required. However you will require reading glasses for [...]

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Finally, an effective treatment for wet age related macular degeneration

By |2016-10-28T15:36:58+01:00April 20th, 2015|AMD Treatment|

Finally, an effective treatment for wet age related macular degeneration Finally an effective treatment for wet age related macular degeneration! When I started as an ophthalmic surgeon, there was no treatment for wet age related macular degeneration or AMD. None. It was an area of ophthalmology, which became depressing as patients with early signs of [...]

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The Rarer Causes of Cataracts

By |2016-02-23T11:13:51+00:00April 15th, 2015|Cataract Surgery|

The Rarer Causes of Cataracts One news story this year described an unfortunate electrician who developed star-shaped cataracts as the result of electrocution from 14,000 volts. This is one of the rare causes of cataract. Ageing causes the majority of cataracts. The less common causes include diabetes, trauma and side effects to medicines such as [...]

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