What is Astigmatism?

By |2016-10-28T15:36:47+01:00March 29th, 2016|Other Retinal Conditions|

Astigmatism is a condition that is associated with how the eye focuses light on the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue located at the back of the eye. If you have astigmatism, light will tend to bend in a different way to normal as it falls on the cornea and goes through the eyeball. This causes images to appear blurred.

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Why do I use iris stretching in cataract surgery?

By |2016-10-28T15:36:47+01:00March 17th, 2016|Cataract Surgery|

Why do I use iris stretching in cataract surgery? This is my second blog on my series – ‘difficult cataracts’ and I wanted to discuss the issue of the small pupil in cataract surgery. Just before cataract surgery, all my patients receive four sets of dilating eye drops to temporarily enlarge the pupil of the [...]

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Why do I use Trypan Blue in cataract surgery?

By |2016-10-28T15:36:47+01:00March 10th, 2016|Cataract Surgery|

Why do I use Trypan Blue in cataract surgery? Cataracts are a clouding of the lens inside the eye, which are most commonly seen as we get older. This phenomenon can cause blurred vision. It is often noticed by patients who may find it difficult to read or suffer from glare from lights. Yet, there [...]

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All about epiretinal membrane treatment

By |2016-10-28T15:36:47+01:00March 3rd, 2016|Other Retinal Conditions|

About epiretinal membrane treatment In my last post, I discussed what an epiretinal membrane is and what causes it. If the epiretinal membrane is not causing any problems with the vision, it probably does not require treatment. It may only require treatment if it is affecting your vision causing blurring or distortion. An operation may be [...]

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What is an Epiretinal Membrane?

By |2016-10-28T15:36:47+01:00March 1st, 2016|Other Retinal Conditions|

Epiretinal Membrane What is an epiretinal membrane? If we imagine the eye as a camera the retina (the back surface of the eye) is like a photographic film. Light is focused on the retina which sends information to the brain. In the middle of the retina is the macula. The macula is a small but very important [...]

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