Crying, although usually associated with sadness, can actually do us a lot of good. As well as helping us to release built-up tension and being good for our emotional wellbeing, tears are an essential part of the eye's system for removing harmful irritants, bacteria and debris from the eye. In this article, optometrist and dry eye and neuro-optometry expert Mr Robert Longhurst explains why crying is good for the eyes.
Just as on the skin, there can appear freckles or spots that look like moles on our eyes. Similarly, some may be harmless and some may require medical professional attention. In this article, renowned and esteemed consultant ophthalmologist Professor Bertil Damato explains in detail what ocular naevus is and answers important questions.
Many things may cause our eyes to twitch or blink without our control, one being a condition called blepharospasm. In this article, highly experienced consultant ophthalmic surgeon Mr Allaaeldin Ambumattar provides more information about blepharospasm, how it’s treated, and how Botox™ may help.
Macular oedema is a condition that affects quality of vision. Patients experience blurred and distorted vision caused by a build up of fluid. In this article, respected ophthamologist Dr Rupal Morjaria explains the causes and symptoms of this condition, as well as what treatment options patients may have.
In our day-to-day activities, our eyes have to work so we can see. Sometimes, there is a problem or a weakness in our eye muscles and this can cause vision problems, even in children. In this article, consultant ophthalmologist and eye expert Dr Annegret Dahlmann-Noor has explained what eye muscle weaknesses cause difficulty seeing something close-up for children and what parents can do to help.
Multifocal lenses are lenses that are placed inside a patient's eye, replacing a patient's natural lens with the aim of reducing dependence on glasses. In our latest article, revered consultant ophthalmologist, Mr Scott Robbie, explains what multifocal lenses are, outlines their main benefits and disadvantages, whilst also revealing who may and who may not be suitable candidates for multifocal lenses.
Some children are born with a key-hole shaped rather than a round pupil – the technical term for this is coloboma. Usually, the elongated part of the pupil is at the bottom part of the iris, towards the nose. A coloboma is the result of an incomplete development of that particular part of the eye. Renowned consultant ophthalmologist Dr Annegret Dahlmann-Noor details information for parents and carers.
We spoke with the highly experienced ophthalmologist, Mr Pieter Gouws, to talk about the treatment options that are available for Meibomian Gland Dysfunction—IPL and Meibomian Gland Dysfunction. Find out the symptoms of MGD in this article, the benefits of these two procedures, how safe they are, and which is best.
Cataract surgery can result in dry eye syndrome and in this condition, the surface of the eye becomes dry due to not producing enough tears. While it’s not a danger to your health, it can be irritating and bothersome. Mr Bal Manoj, a leading cataract surgeon who has performed countless cataract surgeries, explains why dry eye syndrome happens after surgery and how it’s treated. He also offers his professional advice for avoiding dry eye.