The eyelids are complex structures, made up of several different types of tissue, all of which can become inflamed or swollen, resulting in an eyelid lump. Eyelid lumps are mostly benign and are easily removed with a local anaesthetic. However, the eyelids can also be a common site for malignant tumours. Here we get a description of how a common benign (xanthelasma) and malignant (BCC) eyelid lump are treated by Mr Daniel Ezra, who is a leading ophthalmic surgeon.
In patients with chronic eye inflammation (uveitis), cataracts are a common complication because of prolonged use of high-dose steroids used to treat the primary condition. Leading ophthalmologist Ms Theresa Richardson explains why it is still important for patients to use the steroids as it would be more detrimental without.
Contact lenses can be a godsend for people with eyesight problems, liberating them from the ever-present frames of their glasses. But are contact lenses suitable for everyone? Expert ophthalmologist Dr CT Pillai explores the advantages and disadvantages of contact lenses.
Laser eye surgery was introduced in the UK in 1990 and has come a long way since then. It is a type of surgery that helps people rid themselves of glasses or contact lenses. Dr CT Pillai talks about the most common form of laser eye surgery; LASIK and then LASEK, an alternative option for anyone unsuitable for LASIK surgery.
Our eyelids are made up of lots of different types of tissue, which can each give rise to varying forms of eyelid lumps. By far the most common type of eyelid lump is the chalazion. Mr Daniel Ezra, a top ophthalmic surgeon, gives a summary of chalazion lumps and how they can be treated.
The price of laser eye surgery depends on which clinic you visit in the UK. We've asked one of our highly-experienced ophthalmologists Dr CT Pillai to explain the cost of procedures such as LASEK and why they may differ greatly, depending on where you go.
Meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis are eye conditions that overlap. Both affect the eyelid, but while blepharitis affects the front of the eyelid, Meibomian gland dysfunction affects the back. Mr Myer Mark Yodaiken, an experienced ophthalmologist talks to us about both Meibomian gland dysfunction, also known as posterior blepharitis and blepharitis or anterior blepharitis.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, which, in most cases cannot be prevented but early detection and treatment of the eye disease may reduce the risk of it progressing. Leading London ophthalmologist Dr Richard Lee explains how glaucoma is tested for and whether it is hereditary.
It's easy to feel overwhelmed with trying to decide what's the best laser eye treatment to opt for. That's why we've asked one of Hampshire's leading ophthalmologists Mr David Anderson to explain the differences between the major types of laser eye surgery that are available.
If you're in your early 40s or over and you're eyes are struggling to read on your smartphone, it sounds like presbyopia. As we age, we gradually lose the ability to focus on nearby objects. Leading ophthalmologist Professor Sunil Shah explains what treatment options involve.