Allergies are very common and are thought to affect more than 1 in 4 people in their lifetime, but they’re usually more irritating than dangerous. Allergens which particularly affect the eyes include pollen, dust mites, animal dander and mould. Continue Reading Here
With the amount most people use computers in their daily life, it’s no surprise that there are so many complaining of computer related eye strain. While the condition is common it is rarely serious and usually goes away after resting your eyes, but it can be uncomfortable. Studies report that computer eye strain and other… Continue reading What is Computer Eye Strain?
Blepharitis is a common eye condition where the edge of the eyelid (eyelid margins) becomes inflamed, swollen and red. In most cases, both eyes are affected but one may be worse than the other and symptoms tend to be worse in the morning. The condition can develop at any age and is not contagious but… Continue reading What is Blepharitis?
Cataracts are when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become cloudy and less transparent. This means the patient’s vision also becomes cloudy/misty and it can have significant implications on their daily life. The lens sits behind the pupil, when light enters the eye it passed through the cornea (transparent tissue at… Continue reading What are Cataracts?
Diabetic retinopathy is caused by complications in diabetic patients when high blood sugar levels damage the back of the eye or retina. If it is left undiagnosed and untreated it can cause blindness, so it is important to be aware of the condition if you are diabetic. The condition affects 80% of people who have… Continue reading What is Diabetic Retinopathy?
Hyperopia otherwise known as Hypermetropia or long-sightedness is an eye condition which primarily affects adults over 40 but can affect people of all ages, including children. Hyperopia means that the patient struggles to focus on close-up objects but may be better able to see objects in the distance; however, some patients are unable to focus… Continue reading What is Hyperopia?
Myopia or short-sightedness is a very common eye condition that affects the patient’s vision. The condition causes objects in the distance to be blurred while closer things can be seen clearly. Approximately 1 in 3 people in the UK are thought to have myopia and it can range from mild to severe which affects the… Continue reading What is Myopia?
Amblyopia or lazy eye is a condition which affects children when the vision in one eye doesn’t develop properly. This means the child cannot see as clearly out of one of their eyes and relies more heavily on their ‘good’ eye. It is estimated between 1 in 30 and 1 in 50 children will develop… Continue reading What is Amblyopia?
Here’s a handy guide to some of the foods that can help keep your eyes healthy, and don’t worry, it’s not all about carrots.