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Laser Eye Surgery Blog

Age-related macular degeneration

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is, in fact, the most common cause of vision loss for people age 50 and older. Even if you have the condition for a long time, you may not experience any vision loss. For some people, however, AMD progresses at a much faster rate and can quickly lead to central vision loss in one or both eyes. This is one reason why it’s important to be aware of AMD and to know how to spot its warning signs. Associated… Read more

Age-related macular degeneration

Children and eye health care

Every single eye is different. It’s why retinal scanners are so good at identifying you from the crowd. But your eyes are so unique they’re also different from each other. Just take a moment to look in the mirror at each iris, the coloured part of your eye that controls the amount of light that hits your retina. No doubt you’ll see small, random patterns in one iris that appear completely different from the other. Even identical twins don’t share the same… Read more

Children and eye health care

Glaucoma: the silent thief of sight

It’s no surprise that the eye conditions you can physically see never fail to grab our attention. For instance, cataracts is visible as a gradual clouding of the white of the eye. Strabismus is recognised by the eyes pointing in two different directions. Uveitis is noticeable by a lump of fluid that builds up inside the eye. The thing is, there are also many eye conditions that operate in covert and often mysterious ways. Glaucoma is one of these conditions. In fact, glaucoma is not just one condition but a… Read more

Glaucoma: the silent thief of sight

What do your eyes say about your health?

The eye may, or may not be, the window to the soul. But the eyes are definitely a window into the body. Thanks to the connection with the optic nerve at the back of the eye, your eyes give doctors an exclusive look into your central nervous system. This is one reason why your eyes can often show the first signs of health problems and potential issues in the body. Everyone’s eyes are different. But there are certain common signs that you… Read more

What do your eyes say about your health?

How diabetes affects your eyes

Many things affect your eyes that you wouldn’t necessarily expect would. The list is practically endless. The fact is, your eyes don’t exist on their own. They are part of a complex system consisting of various nerves, neurons, and organs including the brain. Thankfully, you don’t need to know how it all works in order to see.  One thing we do need to do for our eyes is manage systemic and external factors and conditions — many of which may seem unrelated or… Read more

How diabetes affects your eyes

Caring for ageing eyes

There’s some things you can’t control as you age. A declining ability to climb stairs. The fact you can’t party as hard as when you were 20. Skin that shows you’ve been on this Earth for more years than most. Such things, at least for most folks, are just a natural part of getting older that simply have to be accepted. Just like other parts of the body, your eyes are susceptible to the ageing process. Issues like glaucoma, cataracts, and macular… Read more

Caring for ageing eyes

Dos and don’ts of post op care

Being able to drive without glasses or contacts is a pleasure after Laser Eye Surgery. But exactly when you can get back in the driving seat depends on several factors including your recovery speed and the particular treatment you’ve had. For LASIK, it’s advised to take at least one full day off from driving. This means on the day of the surgery, and possibly the morning after, finding an alternative way to get around. The ideal options would be to call on a friend or… Read more

Dos and don’ts of post op care

Laser Eye Surgery: Home or Abroad?

What could be better: going abroad and getting some sun, while and at the same time, saving money on a treatment you’ve been wanting to have for ages? With the increase in low-cost treatments and flights abroad, more and more people each year are seeking treatments outside the UK. In particular, Laser Eye Surgery and refractive lens surgeries make up a decent percentage of this “medical tourism”. As a treatment that can improve your vision permanently and be performed in just a… Read more

Laser Eye Surgery: Home or Abroad?

A day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon

The human eye is one of the most complex optical systems known to man. With their over two million working parts, each eye collects light, regulates it, focuses it, and finally converts it into the image you see of the world. To tinker with this system is not a job for the faint-hearted. And so, despite the average eye being less than two inches across, there is a pretty large group of specialist roles within medicine whose primary job is to study… Read more

A day in the life of an ophthalmic surgeon

This is why your eyes are amazing

Despite being things we look at probably more times during the day than anything else, eyes get little recognition for how incredible they are. One of the reasons is simply because they work so well. It’s only when something goes wrong that we actually stop and start to appreciate how fortunate we’ve been. To shed a little love on our underappreciated peepers, let’s take a look at a few optical facts that will be sure to open your eyes to how amazing they truly are.… Read more

This is why your eyes are amazing

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