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Retinal Detachment

What is Retinal Detachment? The retina is the light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inside of the eye and sends visual signals through the optic nerve to the brain. Retinal detachment happens when the retina is lifted or pulled from its normal position. How Does Retinal Detachment Occur? A tear or break in the […]

Watering Eyes

What Causes Watering Eyes? Watering eyes can be caused by a variety of problems. These include: A problem with the glands of the eyelids called the meibomian glands. These glands normally secrete an oily substance that slows the evaporation of tears between blinks. When they do not function properly, a condition known as Meibomian Gland […]

Dry Eye Syndrome

What is Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) Dry eye syndrome is a fairly common condition that occurs when: Aqueous tear deficiency dry eye occurs when the lacrimal glands do not produce enough of the watery component of tears. Evaporative dry eye occurs when the tears evaporate too quickly, this is usually due to Meibomian Gland Dysfunction […]

Squints in Children

What is an Eye Squint? A squint (strabismus) is an eye condition in which the eyes do not look in the same direction. While one eye looks forwards and focuses on an object, the other eye turns inwards or outwards, upwards or downwards. Squints are common, mainly in young children and affect around one in […]

Floaters in the Eye

Floaters in the eye, also referred to as muscae volitantes (flying flies) are small shapes that some people see floating in their field of vision.

Sudden Painless Loss of Vision

Sudden painless loss of vision is usually to do with the retina or with the blood vessels that serve it blocking the retina to ‘see out’ of the pupil.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma (sometimes misspelled glycoma) is the silent thief of sight. The most common type of glaucoma which develops slowly is chronic open angle glaucoma.

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a s a common condition, accounting for an estimated 1 in 20 eye problems where the edges of the eyelids become inflamed.

Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration is a painless eye condition that can cause a rapid reduction in vision but generally leads to the gradual loss of central vision.

Cataracts

Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world.

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Eye Conditions

  • Cataracts

    Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world.

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  • Macular Degeneration

    Macular Degeneration is a painless eye condition that can cause a rapid reduction in vision but generally leads to the gradual loss of central vision.

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  • Blepharitis

    Blepharitis is a s a common condition, accounting for an estimated 1 in 20 eye problems where the edges of the eyelids become inflamed.

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  • Thyroid Disease

    Thyroid eye disease (Graves’ disease) causes the muscles and soft tissues within the eye socket to swell. This pushes the eyeball forward and causes various eye symptoms.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis

    Multiple Sclerosis is a neurological condition and autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system causing problems with muscular control and vision.

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  • Diabetes

    The most serious eye condition associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy which occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the cells of the retina.

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Other Conditions

  • Child Health

    Children represent our future and are our most precious resource. Making sure that they grow up healthy should be a major concern to everyone.

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  • Weight Loss

    Losing weight can significantly reduce health-related complications. Look at your weight loss journey as the road to better health one step at a time.

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  • Muscle and Joint Pain

    Joint pain affects approximately one third of all adults, and as we get older muscle and joint pain only gets worse if we don’t take care of ourselves.

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  • Cognitive Dysfunction

    Cognitive disorders “significantly impair the cognitive function of a person where ability to function is impossible without intervention.”

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  • Autoimmune Disease

    Autoimmune diseases but are caused by an immune response caused by systemic inflammation that leads your body to attack itself.

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  • Cardiovascular

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to any condition which affects the heart or blood vessels, atherosclerosis being the most common cause.

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  • Health Controversies

    Health controversies continue to play out in the news. From Statins to Electro-convulsive Therapy they are likely to cause much discussion.

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  • Degenerative Disease

    Degenerative diseases occur in tissues and organs and can affect breathing, balance, movement, talking and brain and heart function.

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  • Disease and Diet

    The more we understand our bodies the more we understand how food can influence our health and well-being. What we eat is central to our health.

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