Glaucoma, like diabetic retinopathy, has no symptoms in the early stages. The early stages are the golden opportunity to diagnose and treat the condition so that you never lose significant vision in your lifetime. Having a routine eye examination doesn’t hurt, is easy and doesn’t involve long waits for test results.
Hot compresses and lid massage remain the mainstay of treatment of blepharitis. The biggest problem in blepharitis is congestion and blockage of the oil glands (meibomian) along the margins of the eyelids.
Diabetes can affect the eye in many ways. Therefore it's critical that the eye is checked once a year. Also, your blood sugar has to be at an acceptable level on the day of surgery otherwise it won't go ahead.
There is a down-side to contact lenses; no matter how good they are letting oxygen and hydration pass through to nourish the eye they are still a foreign body sitting on the surface of the eye, and they can be associated with eye infections, some of which are sight threatening.
A chalazion is an annoying eyelid cyst you can try to manage your chalazion early with heat and massage but for those that are persistent then a procedure known as incision and curettage is the treatment of choice. This is a straight forward operation usually carried out under local anaesthetic. If your cyst has been there for months, then you may want to think about an incision and curettage. Call my team today, and we can tell you if it’s a suitable procedure for you.
Get information on chalazion. They are very common. If you are worried and would like an opinion on your chalazion, then book a consultation.
DARC stands for Detection of Apoptosing Retinal Cells. New glaucoma test that detects the disease earlier and could save more sight.
Retinal surgery can be a highly complex operation, and the skills of the highly experienced retinal surgeon are required high pressure that happens after retinal surgery will be persistent will advise you on the best-personalised treatment plan
Blurred vision can be due to a retinal problem, so if you ever experience an acute change in your vision you should have an urgent eye examination.
There are some symptoms associated with blurred vision that you should not ignore. Should you notice these, you should see an ophthalmologist promptly.