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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 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 (sometimes misspelled glycoma) is the silent thief of sight. The most common type of glaucoma which develops slowly is chronic open angle glaucoma.
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 is a painless eye condition that can cause a rapid reduction in vision but generally leads to the gradual loss of central vision.
Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world.