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Cataracts are quite a common vision problem in England, with over 330,000 cases treated every year. Although cataracts are usually not painful, they do tend to progress quickly and lead to vision loss. Fortunately, the technology used in laser eye surgery has advanced rapidly over the last decade, making cataracts surgery a highly effective and safe procedure. The success rate of cataract surgery is quite high and there is no chance for a relapse in the eye that has undergone the procedure.
Diabetes is a condition that is caused when blood sugar levels within the body becomes too high and can affect people of all ages. There are various side-effects of having diabetes and it is a condition that should be taken seriously and monitored closely.
Dry eyes may not sound particularly menacing when compared to other eye conditions such as glaucoma or cataracts. However, dry eyes can pose various issues if left ignored for too long. Over time, dry eye syndrome can increase the risk of long-term damage to the eye. Dry eyes can also increase the risk of styes, conjunctivitis, and other infections. If your eyes are feeling dry or gritty, you can easily visit a trusted Harley Street eye clinic for a check-up. A reputable eye clinic can easily conduct an eye exam and/or Schirmer tests to help diagnose if you have dry eye syndrome.
As we get older our bodies age, from our skin and joints to organs and muscles, but our eyes age too.
Fern has been one of Mr Hamada’s patients for some time and he sees her regularly at Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead.
This week we have been lucky enough to have some beautiful sunny weather and it is set to stay for the weekend. While many people know that keeping their skin protected from the sun is important, we may forget about how important it is to protect our eyes too.
Fuch’s corneal dystrophy is a corneal disease that affects the endothelium or the innermost layer of the cornea. It is a non-inflammatory, sporadic or autosomal dominant dystrophy which causes the cornea to swell and the endothelial cells to die. The endothelium layer’s ability to pump water out of the cornea and help maintain corneal transparency is then severely affected, causing glare, halo and reduced visual acuity. This type of dystrophy also progresses rather slowly and can be found in both eyes.