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Sjögren’s Syndrome

What is it?
Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition where the immune system attacks the body’s glands that secrete fluid, for example the tear and saliva glands.

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successful cataracts surgery

Here’s How to Improve Your Chances of a Successful Cataracts Surgery

Cataracts surgery is a relatively common procedure, with 98% of patients who undergo the operation getting satisfactory results. The procedure is a treatment option that involves the replacement of an eye lens that is suffering from cataracts.


Just like in other surgeries, there are risks involved, although, in this particular one the rates are minimal. Even so, you may want to know how you can improve the chances of success when getting surgery to remove cataracts.

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Older Drivers: Improve Your Eyesight for Night Driving


If you are an older driver you may find driving at night time is or is becoming a problem. You may find it difficult noticing and reacting quickly to unforeseen events, and this can especially happen at night. Here are a few simple tips to keep you and your passengers safe when you are driving at night.

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Children and Computers: Risks to Their Eyes



Children that spend too much time unsupervised on computers can cause vision problems. Just like adults, children that spend a lot of time in front of a computer, smartphone and even e-reader have a higher risks of developing computer vision syndrome.

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treatment of keratoconus

An Eye Doctor Offers the Treatment of Keratoconus with Contact Lenses

Eye conditions are so varied that it can be hard to keep up with all the things that could go wrong with our vision care, and that is why regular exams are advisable. Keratoconus is one condition that an eye surgeon can treat before it progresses further.


The eye disease causes thinning of the naturally round-shaped cornea into a cone-like bulge. A cornea with such a shape leads to distorted vision because light deflects when it hits the sides of the cornea. The condition is progressive with the shape of the cornea getting more irregular, resulting in astigmatism and near-sightedness.


It is not clear what causes the condition, but some genetic predispositions such as asthma have shown susceptibility to keratoconus.


Corneal cross-linking is the most common option for its treatment, but the use of contact lenses is also a viable solution that an eye surgeon may consider. It is possible to get contact lenses to treat various stages of keratoconus.


1. Rigid Gas Permeable


Rigid gas permeable lenses are relatively frequent options for the treatment of keratoconus. An eye doctor fits the lenses over a keratoconus cornea with the material, providing a smooth refractive surface that reshapes the cornea. The process of masking a keratoconus corneal surface with a rigid gas permeable lens is a tedious one that may require tweaking now and then if the condition keeps progressing.


2. Custom Soft Contacts


The market is currently filled with soft contact lenses that are suitable for mild to moderate cases of keratoconus, which you can customise to cater to your specific needs. New technologies have allowed improved designs that correct vision distortion, which has not always been possible with older versions of soft lenses. Some wearers prefer them to gas permeable lenses because they offer enhanced comfort.


3. Hybrid Lenses


With this type of contact lens, a patient gets a bit of RGP and soft contact. The ultra-comfort is provided by the soft contact lens “skirt” while the centre has the visibility and optic quality of a gas permeable lens.


4. Piggybacks


An eye surgeon can also recommend using a piggyback technique to fit lenses for keratoconus treatment. The process entails fitting an RGP lens that is responsible for clearing distortion over a soft contact lens that acts as a cushion to make the wearer more comfortable.


An eye doctor in London will, of course, consider the corneal health, comfort as well as an ideal fit when picking contact lenses.


Eye Health and Keratoconus,

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Mr Hamada to Lead Talks at ESCRS This September


Mr Hamada has been invited to lead two courses at the 34th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. This is the second largest meeting of its kind and the third Mr Hamada has been invited to and will be held at The Bella Centre in Copenhagen, Denmark from 10th-14th September 2016.

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eye care tips for students

London Eye Clinic Doctor Offers 4 Critical Eye Care Tips for Students

Students can be unforgiving to their personal health, especially as they enter college life. Term papers, all-nighters, sports, and even partying can take their toll on a young adult’s body, especially the eyes. If the eyes encounter too much stress, eye fatigue or eye strain can be the unwanted result. If you or one of your loved ones is a student, common sense and a few precautionary measures can help your eyes stay healthy and looking fresh.

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