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Corneal ulcers: what are they and are they dangerous?

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.

What is pterygium and does it require surgery?

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.

ICL: the advantages of implantable contact lenses

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:

No need to cry - strategies for chronically dry, watering and irritable eyes

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.

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