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Ask a Doctor How to Best Manage Anisometropia After Cataracts Surgery

Tips for Patients Coping with Anisometropia After Their First Cataracts Surgery

While cataracts surgery can safely be performed at any stage of their development, doctors only operate on one eye at a time. This means that in between surgery, your eyes will be out of balance with each other until after the surgery with the second eye. This vision imbalance is referred to as anisometropia, which is derived from the Greek words that literally translate to “the measure of vision is not equal.” In medical terms, it is defined as a condition in which the two eyes have a different refractive power, so there is an equal focus between the two eyes.

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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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Keep an Eye Out for Conditions That Could Cause Secondary Glaucoma

Eye Clinic: Conditions That Put You at Risk of Developing Secondary Glaucoma

The Royal National Institute of Blind People defines secondary glaucoma as a type of glaucoma that occurs as a result of another eye condition, operation, injury or medication. As with primary glaucoma, secondary glaucoma can be open-angle or angle-closure in nature, and it can affect one or both eyes. Since it directly results from an existing condition, however, the causes of secondary glaucoma are easily identifiable and better avoided to some extent. It is therefore vital to be aware of the relationship between glaucoma and the likely conditions that can lead to it with the help of an eye clinic in Harley Street or elsewhere.

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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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