Vision and eye health

Articles relating to vision and eye health, covering everything from common eye conditions and treatment, to tips and advice on how to keep your eyes healthy.

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Why is my vision blurred?

Fleeting blurred vision is a common experience and can happen when we first wake up.

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Nine signs you may have cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of your eye, which causes a decrease in your vision.

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How to treat and manage glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve.

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Cataract removal surgery

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What are cataracts? Causes, diagnosis and treatment explained

Dr Fayyaz Musa, Consultant Eye Surgeon, explains what cataracts are, as well as its symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment options.

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Everything you need to know about lens replacement surgery

Lens replacement surgery is designed to remove your need to wear glasses and contact lenses, and can also correct astigmatism.

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Eye disease: four conditions that affect your vision

As you age, your eyesight becomes more at risk of several common eye diseases that can drastically affect your vision.

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Understanding glaucoma and treatment with trabeculectomy

Glaucoma affects around one in every 50 people aged over 40 in the UK, causing irreversible vision loss if not picked up early and treated.

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What is conjunctivitis and how can it be managed?

Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a common eye condition that can last for a few days to a few weeks.

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Preparing for cataract surgery

Cataract surgery involves replacing the natural lens in your eye, which has become cloudy due to cataracts, with a clear, artificial lens.

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Intraocular lenses: what are they and how can they help your vision?

Intraocular lenses are used to treat cataracts, a condition that causes poor vision due to clouding of the natural lenses in your eyes.

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Why is my vision blurred?

Fleeting blurred vision is a common experience and can happen when we first wake up.

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10 foods that are good for your eyes

A healthy diet can be a great way to take care of your eyes.

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Take the age-related macular degeneration eye test

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the UK but many people are unaware of the signs.

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How to keep your eyes healthy

A healthy lifestyle can do more than improve your general wellbeing, it can also protect your vision.

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Understanding cataracts and cataract surgery

Cataracts refer to clouding of the lenses in your eyes, which impairs your vision.

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Ask the expert: what is age-related macular degeneration (AMD)?

Almost two million people in the UK live with sight loss, with around 360,000 registered as blind or partially sighted.

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Eyelid lumps: risk factors and treatments

Eyelid lumps are very common and although not usually serious, they can cause considerable discomfort.

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Lens replacement surgery: an effective solution for age-related long-sightedness

As we get older, our vision changes and it becomes harder to focus on near objects.

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Explaining oculoplastics: treating the skin in and around your eyes

Oculoplastic surgery is surgery that focuses on your eyes and surrounding structures.

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Cataract surgery: everything you need to know

Cataracts are relatively common among those over the age of 50.

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How often should I have my eyes tested?

Most of us don’t think about the health of our eyes unless our vision changes.

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Dry eye syndrome: causes and treatments

Every time we blink, tears bathe our eyes to keep them moist.

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What is laser treatment surgery and can it improve my vision?

If you’re having problems with your vision, you may be considering laser eye surgery.

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What you need to know about glaucoma: from diagnosis to treatment

Glaucoma is one of the top three reasons why an adult in the UK ends up sitting in a hospital’s eye department.

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