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All Posts Tagged: cornea

The Blinding Truth About Fireworks

 

As the festive season approaches, there is an array of beautiful fireworks to buy. Eye injuries from fireworks and sparklers can be extremely severe and ophthalmologists treat many people every year who suffer firework-related injuries resulting in permanent eye damage, vision loss or even total blindness.

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The Dangers of Costume Contact Lenses

 

As Halloween approaches, vibrantly coloured makeup and decorative contact lenses become increasingly popular. Even if you believe you have perfect vision, you can avoid serious eye complications by educating yourself on the risks and dangers of costume lenses.

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Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis In Children

 

Blepharokeratoconjunctivitis is a chronic inflammatory eye disease of the ocular surface that is often an underdiagnosed in children. This condition may impact visual acuity and in rare cases can cause corneal perforation and damage may occur leading to vision loss.

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What is Amblyopia?

 

Amblyopia refers to the eye condition commonly known as ‘lazy eye’. This is where there is a decreased vision in one or both eyes due to abnormal development of vision in infancy and early childhood.

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Ocular Rosacea; What Is It?

 

Many people have heard of rosacea that affects the skin, usually the face and chest area, which causes redness and small bumps, but did you know rosacea can affect the eyes too?

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What Is Lattice Dystrophy?

 
Lattice dystrophy is a disease of the stroma layer of the cornea. The stroma is the third layer of the cornea and lattice dystrophy is a build-up of abnormal protein fibres, also called amyloid deposits, through the anterior and middle stroma. This disease can arise at any time, but tends to start in children aged between two and seven.

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Corneal Infections

 

A corneal infection can arise from various situations. They can occur following damage to the cornea if a foreign object has touched the eye, this could be from accidentally poking your eye with something or getting grit or even an eyelash in the eye. Corneal infections can also start from contact lens wear if the contact lens has bacteria on it, this could be from touching your lenses with dirty hands, this bacterium then gets transferred to the cornea.

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Mr Hamada at UK Cross-linking Consortium Meeting

24th May 2016 – Mr Hamada has been invited to this meeting to speak about Epithelium off cross-linking: review of clinical studies and long-term follow-up data. This meeting is the first of its kind in the UK and will cover the most important issues relating to cross-linking. It will be attended by most cornea surgeons who have an interest in corneal cross linking (CXL). CXL has been approved by NICE as the treatment of choice to stop or slow keratoconus progression. Children and young patients are the ones who will benefit the most because keratoconus at a younger age is normally aggressive and fastest progressive. Keratoconus is found in 1/300 in Asian and 1/2000 in Caucasians.

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What is a Corneal Transplant?

A corneal transplant is when a diseased or injured cornea is replaced with a new one from a donor. There are various types of corneal transplant.

 

The cornea can be replaced as a whole, this is called Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK). This is where all the layers of the cornea are replaced with a donor cornea.

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