Dry eye disease is very common. It can occur because there is reduced tear production or excessive loss of tears through evaporation. It can cause symptoms like watery eyes, light sensitivity, blurred vision or a scratchy feeling in the eye. Mr Shabbir Mohamed answers some commonly asked questions about dry eyes.
Low vision is typically defined as a condition in which a person’s vision cannot be fully corrected by glasses and the level of vision is such that there is significant interference with performing daily activities such as reading and driving. Ophthalmologist Mr Dominic McHugh talks about what causes low vision and what devices are available to help people with vision problems.
Considering laser eye surgery but feeling a little nervous about what happens? We've asked one of our leading ophthalmologists to answer your most common questions about the risks of laser eye surgery below.
The retina is a layer of tissue that lines the inside of your eye. It’s made up of light-sensitive cells that send signals to your brain, allowing you to see. The retina is quite thin, so a tear in it can be serious and lead to a loss of vision. Ophthalmologist Miss Miriam Minihan talks to us about retinal tears.
You may have concerns about cataract surgery either for yourself or a loved one. Mr Ulrich Meyer-Bothling, an expert consultant ophthalmic surgeon, explains how the procedure is done, what you can expect after and whether cataracts can ever come back.
Although it’s very rare, colour blindness can develop later in life. Diseases or eye conditions can damage the optic nerve or the retina of the eye and lead to acquired colour blindness. Mr Praveen Patel, an internationally recognised ophthalmologist in London, tells us more about this condition.
Are you considering laser eye surgery to correct your near-sightedness? As well as LASIK and LASEK, there is also the option for a laser procedure called SMILE. SMILE is a femtosecond laser-assisted refractive procedure for the treatment of short-sightedness (myopia) and blurry vision (astigmatism). Mr Radwan Almousa explains how it works and just how precise the procedure is.
After cataract surgery, there are various options for the type of implanted lens you can have. We asked expert ophthalmologist, Mr Kaykhosrov Manuchehri, if once the new lens implant is in the eye, can it be adjusted or changed?
Glaucoma is a progressive condition affecting the eyes, which, if left untreated, can cause the patient to lose their sight. Can you have glaucoma without realising it? And could titanium eye stents be a solution? Expert ophthalmologist Mr Imran Masood has the answers.
Blepharitis is a condition which manifests as dry, burning, scratchy, red, and itchy eyes. The eyelids can become sore and you may experience a gritty feeling in your eyes. Who is affected by blepharitis and what causes it? Expert ophthalmologist Mr Myer Mark Yodaiken explains.