Ocular surface disease can be a big problem for glaucoma patients – even to the point where they may stop taking their glaucoma medication (see part 1 of this article). Is there a solution to this problem? Leading ophthalmologist Mr Shabbir Mohamed talks treatments and the future.
Glaucoma is all too common, affecting around 480,000 people in England alone. This condition involves excessive pressure on the optic nerve, leading to loss of vision. To make matters worse, patients may also have ocular surface disease, which can hamper glaucoma treatment and further affect the patient’s life. Expert ophthalmologist Mr Shabbir Mohamed explains.
Patients undergoing laser eye surgery have long been advised that it’s essential to keep your eyes fixed in one place during the operation to avoid damage to your eye. This can be a real source of anxiety if you think your eyes might wander during surgery. However, there’s good news – we may finally have the technology to avoid this problem altogether, writes Dr CT Pillai, consultant refractive surgeon and director of Advanced Vision Care.
Glaucoma is a common condition, where the optic nerve becomes damaged. Typically, this pressure is managed and treated through simple drops or simple laser treatment, but what if that is not enough? Here, expert ophthalmologist Mr Kin Sheng Lim explains how patients are assessed for glaucoma surgery, and the different types available.
Cerebral visual impairment (CVI) is probably the most common cause of childhood visual impairment in the UK. It isn’t a problem with the eyes, but with the brain’s visual pathways. Varying in severity, some children are identified as being blind from birth, while at the other end of the spectrum, the condition can go undiagnosed. Expert ophthalmologist Mr Richard Bowman explains.
Having naturally watery eyes can be embarrassing – especially if it happens often at work. But did you know that it can actually be a medical condition, and that there is treatment to fix it? We asked expert ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeon Mr Daniel Ezra why some people get watery eyes, how to know if you have a medical problem, and what the treatment options are.
Early signs of AMD can be vague and are most likely picked-up during a routine eye examination with the optician. Leading ophthalmologist Mr Samer El-Sherbiny discusses how eye disease can be prevented, whether it can be reversed and if the condition is hereditary.
Paediatric glaucoma is a rare condition, however, it can be visually significant for the children it affects. Unlike older adults, who are usually at risk of developing glaucoma, children who present with this condition have more years of life ahead of them, and therefore treatment and preserving vision is extremely important. How glaucoma is treated in children can differ, and here Mr John Brookes, a leading ophthalmic surgeon explains the various treatments available and the most recent innovations made in this field.
Since the advent of laser eye surgery, technology has continued to evolve and advance, with new treatments becoming available to patients looking to correct their vision. Wavefront laser eye treatment is one such example. We talked to experienced ophthalmologist Dr CT Pillai, who explained this treatment.