This category integrates all general eye conditions, which do not fit to the current categories.

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Does the Zebrafish hold clues to treating chronic eye diseases? [Slideshow]

By |2016-12-23T11:36:34+00:00January 5th, 2017|Eye Conditions, Slideshow|

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Five eye symptoms you should never ignore [Slideshow]

By |2016-12-23T11:34:21+00:00December 28th, 2016|Eye Conditions, Slideshow|

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Contact lens infection – Seven ways to avoid one [Infographic]

By |2016-12-14T13:42:33+00:00December 7th, 2016|Eye Conditions, Infographic|

Contact lenses are great for subtlety correcting vision, but they can cause dangerous eye infections. Find out easy ways to prevent these.

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Eye drops after cataract surgery FAQs

By |2016-11-28T10:15:30+00:00December 6th, 2016|Cataract Surgery, Eye Conditions|

Frequently asked questions about eye drops after cataract surgery My standard practice after routine cataract surgery is to use a combination of anti-inflammatory steroid drops and antibiotic drops. I currently use dexamethasone 0.1% drops (Maxidex) and chloramphenicol drops. My current practice is to use both drops (Maxidex and chloramphenicol) four times a [...]

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Five signs that your child may need glasses [Infographic]

By |2016-11-16T10:32:47+00:00December 6th, 2016|Eye Conditions, Infographic|

Five signs your child may need glasses They close one eye when trying to focus. Your child places themselves close to the TV. They struggle at school. They rub their eyes. They hold a book up very close to their eyes to focus.

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Injecting stem cells won’t cure blindness, yet

By |2016-11-16T12:05:20+00:00November 10th, 2016|Eye Conditions, News|

Injecting stem cells won’t cure blindness, yet You may have read a recent article suggesting that injecting stem cells could treat dry age-related macular degeneration. Over half a million patients suffer from age-related macular degeneration. In the UK 90% have the dry form of the disease. ‘Dry’ refers to the natural ageing of the retinal cells. [...]

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Ten retina facts that you didn’t know [Infographic]

By |2016-11-28T09:44:19+00:00November 9th, 2016|Eye Conditions, Infographic|

Retina facts: Ten things you didn't know You can get freckles under your retina, and these are known as choroidal naevi. Your retina is part neural tissue and like your brain cannot regenerate. The retina is made up of 10 layers each with a very specific function. Light passes through the nerve layer before being [...]

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Ten tips for healthy eyes

By |2016-11-16T11:41:55+00:00November 8th, 2016|Eye Conditions|

Ten tips for healthy eyes Not only will your optometrist check you for glasses but they will screen you for any eye diseases Protecting your eyes from harmful ultraviolet light can prevent cataracts and macular degeneration 90% of all eye injuries can be prevented by wearing protective safety goggles Smoking is linked to [...]

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Five Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore [Infographic]

By |2016-11-28T09:44:53+00:00November 3rd, 2016|Eye Conditions, Infographic|

Five Eye Symptoms You Should Never Ignore This is a sign of retinal detachment and requires urgent surgical correction This can be a sign of many serious eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy or a blockage in a retinal vein This is a sign of amarosis fugax - a fleeting loss of [...]

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Cataract surgery complications: The top 10

By |2016-11-16T10:54:29+00:00October 27th, 2016|Cataract Surgery, Eye Conditions|

Ten potential cataract surgery complications Complications occur in all kinds of surgery and cataract surgery is no exception. Thankfully the risk of sight-threatening cataract surgery complications in routine surgery is low. It is getting better all the time. Here I discuss the potential cataract surgery complications and their implications. The rates of infection after cataract [...]

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