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How serious is keratoconus?

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.

Crossed-eyes: can they be fixed? Strabismus explained

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.

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:

Eye Spy: Safer laser eye surgery with the latest eye-tracking technology

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.

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