Corneal ulcers are painful sores that develop on the cornea (the transparent layer on the front of the eye that covers the pupil, iris and anterior chamber). Professor Parwez Hossain, a leading ophthalmologist, details what this eye condition is and why it is important to be aware of. Whilst corneal ulcers are dangerous to our vision, they are not all that uncommon either.
These days, we are all obsessed with our smart phones. But just when does staring at our mobile phone screens become too much for our eyes? Leading ophthalmologist Dr CT Pillai offers his expert advice on screen time and what can be considered a healthy amount.
Pterygium is an abnormal bump that can develop in the conjunctiva of the eye (i.e. the white of the eye), appearing as pink, fleshy tissue on the cornea. Common symptoms of pterygium can include itchiness, inflammation, a gritty feeling and sometimes, distorted vision. Professor Parwez Hossain, an ophthalmologist, explains in detail about this condition and when surgery should be considered.
MGD is a type of blepharitis and a symptom of dry eyes. It occurs when the meibomian gland becomes blocked and does not secrete enough oil into the tears. If you have itchy, red, dry eyes, read more of our expert advice from leading ophthalmologist Mr Myer Mark Yodaiken on how the eye condition is diagnosed and treated.
Vision. Perhaps the sense we rely on most to perceive the world is our sight. A variety of problems can affect our eyesight, and to combat these, technology and procedures to treat our eyes are continually advancing. Laser eye surgery is well-known and comes in a number of forms, but another option is that of implantable contact lenses (ICLs). Esteemed ophthalmologist Dr CT Pillai explains:
Tears are needed for ensuring we can see clearly, and when we don’t have the right balance of tears, or we are not able to drain them correctly, this can result in excessively watery eyes which can disrupt daily visual tasks. If watery eyes are severe, they should be assessed by an ophthalmologist. Miss Vickie Lee, an ophthalmic oculoplastic surgeon and lacrimal specialist, explains how dry and watering eyes can be managed.
Who is it for? How can it help with glaucoma? What can I expect from the procedure? And are there any risks? We asked consultant ophthalmologist Mr Suman Biswas, specialist in glaucoma surgery.
If you have diabetes then it is vital to have regular eye-checks to monitor whether you are developing diabetic eyes. Leading ophthalmologist Mr Praveen Patel explains why diabetic patients are at risk of the disease and how they can prevent it.
Dry eye is a multifactorial disease that is caused by poor tear production, an imbalance in the fats released from the eyelids that are used to stabilise the tear film and inflammation of the eye. Professor Sunil Shah, an award-winning ophthalmologist explains how tear production works and how dry eye syndrome can be managed.