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common eye injuries

5 Top Tips for Tired Eyes

 

1. Sleep

Not getting enough sleep, or enough good quality sleep, can really affect your eyes. The average adult needs about 7-8 hours of good quality sleep.

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macular degeneration

London Eye Clinic-Are You at Risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

NHS Choices named age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as the number one cause of vision loss in the UK. Experts predict that almost 700,000 people will have late stage AMD by 2020. Do you know the signs? Are you at risk? Your London eye clinic wants to help you ensure that you are well informed about the condition so you can take necessary precautions.

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treating seasonal eye allergy

London Eye Specialist: Preventing and Treating Seasonal Eye Allergy

Seasonal eye allergies are commonly caused by allergens such as pollen, grass, or weeds. When these allergens come in contact with your eyes, they bind themselves to mast cells full of antibodies. In response, your immune system releases histamine and other chemicals to combat the foreign invader. This causes tiny blood vessels in the eyes to leak, causing itchiness, redness, and excess production of tears. As you can imagine, these can be bothersome.

 

Preventing seasonal eye allergies

 

It’s close to impossible to eradicate seasonal allergy symptoms completely, because allergies are part of your body’s make-up regarding the way it handles foreign particles. That’s why you’ll observe that you have specific allergies, while others don’t have them, or react to different sets of allergens altogether, such as latex or pet dander. It is your body’s specific reaction to seasonal allergens that produces the symptoms.

 

The first step to managing your seasonal eye allergy is to avoid the specific allergen or allergens that you react to. This may seem simple enough to do, but if you’re the summer-active type who loves the outdoors, it can be difficult.

 

Inside your home or in your car, be sure to keep the windows sealed tight and the air conditioner turned on. Keep in mind that pollen release reaches its peak during mornings and early afternoons. Clean the filters of your HVAC regularly.

 

Treating seasonal eye allergies

 

Remedies for mild seasonal eye allergies include over-the-counter anti-histamine medications. If your allergy symptoms are severe, allergy shots may be the best treatment for you. However, you’ll have to undergo certain tests before an allergist gives you the go-signal to receive this form of allergy treatment.

 

Other types of treatment for seasonal eye allergies include:

 

  • Over-the-counter teardrops and antihistamine eye drops
  • Prescription medications given by a London eye doctor
  • Ice cold water (done by soaking a clean face cloth in ice-cold water and placing over closed eyes)

 

Seasonal eye allergies can be downright uncomfortable. Worst of all, the condition doesn’t have a cure. If you have seasonal eye allergies, it is not recommended that you attempt to diagnose and treat the condition yourself. Schedule a consultation with a London eye specialist to receive the best relief from your seasonal eye allergy.

 

Source:

Eye Allergies: How To Get Relief From Itchy, Watery Eyes, AllAboutVision.com

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phototherapeutic keratectomy

London Eye Doctor Answers 4 FAQs about Phototherapeutic Keratectomy

Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) is a type of eye surgery technology used by a London eye doctor to treat diseases and scars on the corneal surface. A common misconception about PTK is that it’s used to improve vision, but this is not the case. Those who want to address eye scars and diseases and address a vision problem at the same time may also need to undergo a photorefractive keratectomy procedure.

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What Is Colour Blindness?

 
Colour blindness, also called colour vision deficiency, is a condition where people struggle to identify and differentiate between certain colours.

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6 Newborn Baby Eye Problems

 

A lot of people think eye problems come with age, but there are many eye problems that newborn babies can have. Babies can develop eye problems for a variety of reasons such as from infections, present of problem at birth, or congenital eye problems, amongst other reasons. Here I will go through a few of these problems.

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Eye Floaters; What Are They?

 
Eye floaters can be very annoying for many people, especially if you don’t really know what they are. People normally describe eye floaters as small spots, clumps, cobwebs or flecks that move around in their field of vision.

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