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Eye Sleep; What Is It?


Many people refer to the collection of mucus which builds up in the corner of the eyes overnight as ‘sleep’, but the medical term for it is call rheum.

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Look After Your Eyes in Snowy, Cold Weather: 4 Top Tips


This week has seen most of the country covered with snow and being bitterly cold. While the snow is something a lot of people will be enjoying they may forget to protect their eyes in this cold weather. Here are my 4 top tips to look after your eyes for the cold, snowy weather.

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World Glaucoma Week


This year World Glaucoma Week will run from 11th March – 17th March and its purpose is to raise awareness of this eye condition. Here I will go through what glaucoma is and how it can be treated.


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An Eye Surgeon Can Help You Manage Symptoms of Post-LASIK Dry Eye

Your Eye Surgeon Can Help You Manage Dry Eye Post-LASIK Treatment

LASIK surgery involves reshaping and altering the curvature of the cornea to improve vision, but in doing so, the procedure can also affect the tear film and tear production. It’s not something to be alarmed about, however, as it’s relatively mild and considered as a common side effect of the surgery. In fact, according to experts, as many as eight out of ten LASIK patients experience dry eye symptoms in the following weeks.

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A Qualified Eye Doctor in London Can Help You Avoid Eyesight Problems

Corneal Dystrophy Explained: Why You Should Not Hesitate to Visit an Eye Doctor

Recent statistics reveal that over 1.7 million people in England are either blind or partially sighted. This population is expected to quadruple in the next 40 years if nothing is done to treat the various conditions that are fuelling its growth. One of these is corneal dystrophy, a disorder characterised by the development of excess tissues in the cornea. Considered hereditary, the chances of people, whose families have no known history of this disorder, to acquire it is quite slim. But for those who are likely to experience corneal dystrophy, understanding how this disorder works is a top priority when seeking treatment.

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Exercise: Good for Eye Health


We all know exercise is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle and keeping our bodies fit and well, but did you know exercise can also help keep your eyes healthy too.

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An Eye Specialist Recommends Getting Your Child Treated for Squint

Eye Specialist: Why Parents Should Not Leave Their Child’s Squint Untreated


Squint or strabismus is a common condition that usually occurs in young children before they reach preschool age. According to Patient, an online health platform, it affects about 1 in 20 children in the U.K. A squint develops when the child’s eye muscles don’t work together properly in a way that prevents the eyes from looking in the same direction. One eye may look straight ahead, while the other could point inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards.

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