Eye Conditions

There are a number of eye conditions, some of which are minor and some that may cause permanent damage to your eyes. The best way to protect or manage the health of your eyes is to have regular eye examinations. If you feel you have any symptoms in between your regular eye examinations then ensure you book an appointment with your optometrists or if you suspect it’s something more serious, then do not hesitate to visit your local eye hospital.

Diabetic Retinopathy

What is Diabetic Retinopathy? Diabetic Retinopathy is a condition affecting the retina due to a complication of diabetes. The retina is the light sensitive layer of skin that covers the ...

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Age Related Macular Degeneration

What is AMD? Age related macular degeneration is a common eye condition that usually affects those of us over the age of 50. It affects the centre part of the ...

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Cataracts

What is Cataracts? Cataracts is a condition that affects the crystalline lens which sits just behind your pupil. The Crystalline Lens becomes cloudy reducing the clarity of your vision. It ...

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Myopia

What is Myopia? Myopia is the opposite of Hypermetropia and is commonly referred to as short sightedness. It usually occurs in your teenage years but can develop over time. Causes ...

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Astigmatism

What is Astigmatism? Most of us have some form of astigmatism. It is when the eye shape is not 100% round. In many cases an astigmatic eye is described as ...

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious condition that can lead to loss of vision. Fortunately nowadays it is a condition that is easily diagnosed and managed. Glaucoma is a build up of ...

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Presbyopia

Presbyopia is the optical term for a person who needs reading glasses. It is a condition that will affect most, if not all of us, eventually. You are likely to ...

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Floaters and Flashing Lights

More often than not flashes and floaters are nothing to worry about. Most of us at some point will experience them. They can look like little floating bubbles, lines and ...

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Keratoconus

What is Keratoconus? Keratoconus (keh-rah-toe-cone-us) is a condition that affects the cornea. The cornea is the transparent, front layer of the eye (sometimes known as the window to the eye). ...

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Blepharitis

What is Blepharitis Blepharitis is a very common eyelid condition. It is when the edges of the eyelid become red and swollen. The condition affects people of all ages and ...

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Styes

What is a Stye? A stye is a bacterial infection that affects the eyelids. It is characterised by a lump filled with yellow puss that can be on the outside ...

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Conjuntivitis

What is Conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is a thin layer of skin that covers the white section of the eye. The condition does not cause ...

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Hypermetropia

What is Hypermetropia? Also commonly known as long sightedness. It is often mistaken for the need of reading glasses (See Presbyopia). Hypermetropia is when your eye is slightly smaller than ...

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