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5 Possible Causes of Eye Twitching


1. Being Tired
One cause of having a twitching eye can be due to lack of sleep, this could be for many reasons such as stress, work, social life, etc. Also having poor quality sleep can make you tired resulting in twitchy eyes. If you think this is the cause of your eye twitching, then getting a good 7-8 hours of good quality sleep (for the average adult) would be recommended.

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An Eye Clinic Shares the Three Major Types of Cataracts Among Patients


You may already know that cataracts is a condition that presents itself as clouding of the eye that eventually causes impairment. However, as a visit to an eye clinic might reveal, you may not know there are different types of cataracts. Each have their own distinctive symptoms that you should be aware of.

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Spring Clean Your Eye Health; 5 Top Tips


As winter starts to fade and spring starts to come to life, there are many things that can cause your eyes to become irritated, sore and tired. Spring is a great time to ‘spring clean’ your eye health to make sure you have a great year ahead with the best possible eyes. Here are a few simple tips to kick start your own eye health spring clean.

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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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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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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.



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

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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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