A chalazion or meibomian cyst is a type of swelling that affects the eyelid. As with anything that affects the eye, such as swelling can be worrying, especially if it hardens. What causes a chalazion and why do they harden? Expert ophthalmologist Miss Vickie Lee explains.
Keratoconus is a condition that affects the front part of the eye, causing it to bulge outwards in an irregular cone shape and results in blurry vision. Being diagnosed with an eye condition that you may not have heard of before can be pretty scary. We've asked one of our top ophthalmologists Dr CT Pillai to explain just how serious it is.
We can all get puffy eyes from time to time. However, when it becomes a long-term problem or affects your vision, it’s time to consult a specialist. Expert ophthalmologist Miss Vickie Lee explains what causes puffy eyes and how to get rid of them.
There's a number of ways to treat glaucoma from eye drops to laser surgery. We've asked one of our leading eye specialists Dr Richard Lee if trabeculectomy is the best way to treat the eye condition and whether you're left with scarring afterwards.
Squints are more common than you might think – they affect 3% of children in the UK. We interviewed leading consultant ophthalmologist Miss Stephanie West to find out how to spot the signs of a squint in your child, the difference between a squint and a lazy eye, and when to see a doctor if you’re concerned.
Children will often cross their eyes to have fun and be silly, but for some children (and even adults), having crossed eyes can be something they can’t help or control. The medical term for this is known as strabismus and it is described as when both eyes are not fully aligned and working together. Dr CT Pillai, a leading refractive eye surgeon and expert in treating strabismus, explains what it is, the different types, and the treatments available.
Have you recently been diagnosed with early diabetic eye disease? You may wonder practical things such as how it may progress and if you're still able to drive. We've asked our expert eye specialist Mr Samer El-Sherbiny this question and more so that you know how to manage your condition.
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.