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Managing Glaucoma

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12 November
Nov 12
12th November 2020

  What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition which affects the optic nerve at the back of the eye, resulting in a progressive and irreversible loss of sight. Symptoms of glaucoma are very non-specific and include misty, blurred, or patchy vision. However, the majority of patients with glaucoma have no symptoms of the disease and do not know that they have it, unless the disease is very severe.   Therefore, it is important that if you have a family history of glaucoma, especially if parents ...

Feature on Keratoconus   

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19 August
Aug 19
19th August 2019

Keratoconus Keratoconus is a condition that affects the cornea of young adults. The cornea is the front window of the eye which is transparent and focuses light under the centre of the back of the eye to give you clear vision. In Keratoconus there is bulging of the cornea and the shape of the cornea changes from the shape of a football to a rugby ball. This causes distortion of the cornea and thinning of the cornea causing a huge decrease in vision. This condition usually affects both eyes but maybe asymmetric, meaning this affects one eye earlier than the other and most patients have one eye worse than the other. Cause The cause of this condition is weakness in the layers of the cornea. ...