Common Eye Problems

Common Eye Problems

Common eye problems include…



Blepharitis is when the rims of the eyelids become inflamed. This can make your eyes red, irritated and itchy.
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Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that can make your vision blurry. They may eventually lead to blindness if left untreated.
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Colour Blindness

Colour vision deficiency is often known as colour blindness and occurs when the cells in the retina are distributed unusually.
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Conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of a transparent membrane covering the eye known as the conjunctiva.
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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is a common disease and has important implications for the short-term and long-term health of sufferers.
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Dry Eyes or Watery Eyes

Dry eye disease  occurs when there is a problem with the tear film that normally keeps the eye most and lubricated.
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Floaters are shapes which people can see drifting across their vision. The exact form of these is very variable – they may appear as small dots or irregularly shaped strands.
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Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions that affect vision. Research suggests that a form of glaucoma affects about one in 50 of the over 40’s in the UK.
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Keratoconus is a degenerative condition of the eye whereby the cornea (the transparent front part of the eye) becomes cone-shaped causing visual distortion.
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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a painless eye condition that causes you gradually to lose your central vision (the ability to see what is directly in front of you).
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Retinal Detachment

When a retinal detachment develops, a separation occurs between the retina and the wall of the eye at the back of the eye.
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