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.
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.
Contact lenses can be a godsend for people with eyesight problems, liberating them from the ever-present frames of their glasses. But are contact lenses suitable for everyone? Expert ophthalmologist Dr CT Pillai explores the advantages and disadvantages of contact lenses.
Laser eye surgery was introduced in the UK in 1990 and has come a long way since then. It is a type of surgery that helps people rid themselves of glasses or contact lenses. Dr CT Pillai talks about the most common form of laser eye surgery; LASIK and then LASEK, an alternative option for anyone unsuitable for LASIK surgery.
The price of laser eye surgery depends on which clinic you visit in the UK. We've asked one of our highly-experienced ophthalmologists Dr CT Pillai to explain the cost of procedures such as LASEK and why they may differ greatly, depending on where you go.
If you’re over 40 and struggling with reading things up close, are reading glasses the only option? Mr CT Pillai, medical director of Advanced Vision Care , explains how lens replacement surgery can offer a long-term alternative – and a future free from glasses.
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.
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:
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.