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1. Eye Safety During the Festive Season
December 04, 2017

The festive season is now upon us and it is a great time of year, but while most people are preparing themselves for Christmas, hospitals, eye doctors and eye clinics are preparing for a rise in the number of eye injuries at this time of year. The majority of the common eye injuries during Christmas time are avoidable and here we will look at some of these eye injuries and how you can help prevent them and have an eye injury-free festive season. The Christmas Tree Putting up the Christmas tree is a tradition for many families, but whether you choose a real or fake tree both could cause pot... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

2. World Keratoconus Day 2017
November 03, 2017

World Keratoconus Day is a chance to raise extra awareness of the disease and this year falls on 10th November. Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea which is progressive but non-inflammatory. Keratoconus is caused by weakening of the collagen fibres which would normally maintain the cornea’s dome-like shape. With this disease the weakened cornea starts to thin, change shape and bulge outwards. This bulging and thinning causes the cornea to form a gradual cone shape which can severely affect vision. An initial sign of keratoconus is often changes in prescription. Also, many patients expe... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

3. Winter Eye Problems
October 16, 2017

During the winter months, the weather and environment can really affect your eyes, and this can often be forgotten about. Here are some common eye problems people can suffer with during winter and tips on how to combat them. Dry Eyes During winter, the weather is colder and windier and this can really dry the eyes, but also when you try to warm up by using heat, such as a blower heater or central heating, this can also dry out the eyes. Some easy tips to help combat this problem is to use artificial tear drops to keep your eyes hydrated throughout the day, drinking plenty of water, a... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

4. Corneal Transplants; What Are They?
September 24, 2017

A cornea transplant, or graft, is a surgical procedure to remove and replace all or part of the cornea. The cornea is the front window of the eye and it covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber. The cornea is made up of 5 layers; the epithelium, Bowman’s layer, the stroma, Descemet’s membrane, and the endothelium. If one or more of these layers are diseased or damaged, a cornea transplant may be necessary. There are 3 main types of cornea transplant surgeries, with each replacing a different part of the cornea depending on what is needed. All types of corneal transplants use donor tissue t... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

5. Conjunctivitis; What Is It?
August 05, 2017

Conjunctivitis is a very common eye condition that many people get and it is often called pink eye or red eye. It affects the conjunctiva, which is the top layer of tissue that covers the surface of the eye. Symptoms can include; inflammation, redness, itchiness, eye watering, and a sticky layer on the eyelashes/eyelids which can dry and become crusty, especially overnight. Conjunctivitis normally affects both eyes. There are 3 main types of conjunctivitis; Allergic conjunctivitis – This is caused by an allergic reaction to things such as pollen. Irritant conjunctivitis – This is cause... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

6. Computer Eye Strain & Meibomian Gland Dysfunction
July 12, 2017

Meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD, can be caused by many factors and one of these is from computer eye strain. Luckily, taking some small steps in how you use a computer or other devices can help the symptoms. In this article, I will go through what computer eye strain is, how it can cause MGD and what you can do to help it. Computer Eye Strain; What Is It? Computer eye strain is caused when you overuse your eyes and they become fatigued. Eye strain can occur when looking at a computer screen, or other device, for too long. Normally resting your eyes can help relieve the symptom... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

7. How Does Drinking Alcohol Affect Your Eyes?
June 15, 2017

Drinking alcohol can of cause effects to your entire body including your eyes. A low intake of alcohol shouldn’t cause you any health problems but drinking alcohol heavily can potentially cause health problems including harmful effects to your eyes. Here are a few of the effects heavy drinking can have on your eye health. 1. Pupils Alcohol can cause slow pupil reactions. It slows down the iris’ ability to dilate and constrict. This might not seem to be too much of a problem at first but if you have been drinking alcohol, even a small amount, and then drive your pupils won’t re... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

8. Why is LASIK the best Laser surgery procedure for vision correction?
May 29, 2017

What was the attempt of vision correction? Any guesses? Well, it was more than 600 years back when the eyeglasses were introduced. From the old-styled monocles to modern auto-corrective progressive lenses, the journey has been phenomenal. Later, the invention of contact lenses made the things further better. Apart from aesthetic benefits, contact lenses improve the vision quite well as compared to spectacles. Lenses provide 180 degrees vision correction which is very much beneficial for some people. These non-surgical vision correction methods resolved the problem up to a great exten... (read more)

Author: John Edward

9. Spring Clean Your Eye Health; 5 Top Tips
May 19, 2017

As winter starts to fade and spring starts to come to life, there are many things that can cause your eyes to become irritated, sore and tired. Spring is a great time to ‘spring clean’ your eye health to make sure you have a great year ahead with the best possible eyes. Here are a few simple tips to kick start your own eye health spring clean. 1.Allergies The season of spring is not only a sign that the days are getting longer and brighter but also that flowers, plants, trees and grasses begin to come alive again after the cold winter. This may look nice but if you suffer from alle... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

10. How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery - 6 Top Tips
May 02, 2017

You have had your consultation with an ophthalmologist and you have set the dates for the cataract surgery, but what do you need to do next? Here are 6 simple tips on how to prepare for cataract surgery.1) Glasses If you are having both eyes treated it is likely both eyes with be done on separate days, roughly 1 week apart. This means once the first eye is treated, you will have a good eye and a bad eye, so you may struggle with your vision in this time.The best thing to do if you do find this difficult, is to ask your optician to remove the lens in your glasses for the eye that has been treat... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

11. How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery - 6 Top Tips
April 27, 2017

You have had your consultation with an ophthalmologist and you have set the dates for the cataract surgery, but what do you need to do next? Here are 6 simple tips on how to prepare for cataract surgery. 1) Glasses If you are having both eyes treated it is likely both eyes with be done on separate days, roughly 1 week apart. This means once the first eye is treated, you will have a good eye and a bad eye, so you may struggle with your vision in this time. The best thing to do if you do find this difficult, is to ask your optician to remove the lens in your glasses for the eye that has been t... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

12. 6 Newborn Baby Eye Problems
March 02, 2017

A lot of people think eye problems come with age, but there are many eye problems that newborn babies can have. Babies can develop eye problems for a variety of reasons such as from infections, present of problem at birth, or congenital eye problems, amongst other reasons. Here I will go through a few of these problems. 1. Childhood Cataracts Childhood cataracts is a common eye problem. They can be congenital, developing before or soon after a baby is born, or they can develop in older babies and children. Although more commonly found in older adults cataracts can happen at any age. ... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

13. Snow Blindness
January 27, 2017

What Is Snow Blindness? Snow blindness is a condition where the eyes have been exposed to too much of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, it is also called photokeratitis. It is a painful condition and people who are travelling outside in snowy conditions/terrain, such as across a snowfield or in a high-altitude winter location and not wearing the correct eye protection are most at risk from this condition. Snow blindness can affect people that live in snowy environments, such as the polar regions, and it can also affect people that undertake outdoor activities in snowy conditions like skii... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

14. 5 Common Keratoconus Questions, Answered!
January 14, 2017

1. What Is Keratoconus? Keratoconus is a progressive, non-inflammatory disease which affects the cornea. The cornea is the window of the eye and the main area where images are focused when we see. Keratoconus causes thinning of the cornea which leads to bulging, creating a cone-like shape of the cornea. This makes the vision distorted and blurred overtime which gets worse. Most patients with keratoconus are usually very near-sighted with a high level of astigmatism which cannot be corrected with glasses. 2. What Are the Symptoms of Keratoconus? Early signs of keratoconus can be ... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

15. 10 Simple Tips on Children's Christmas Toys and Eye Safety
November 24, 2016

Christmas is nearly upon us and I expect many parents and families are looking at what toys to buy their children this year. Christmas should be a happy, fun time of year with children playing with their new toys, but thousands of children every year suffer from eye injuries caused by toys. These can range from minor accidents, which don’t require any attention from an eye doctor, to more serious accidents and even blindness. Some examples of eye injuries caused by toys are corneal abrasions, increased intraocular pressure and traumatic cataracts. Here are 10 simple tips that can help you... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

16. 6 Top Tips for Keeping Your Eyes Healthy This Winter
November 05, 2016

Autumn seems to be fading out and the cold, darker days of winter are approaching fast. We all know to wrap up warm and how keep our bodies well in winter but many of us forget to pay attention to our eyes and how the harsh conditions can affect them. Here are some simple easy tips on how to give your eyes some TLC this winter. 1. Protect Against the Sun You might have already put away your sunglasses for next summer but they should be worn all year around. Snow and ice reflects the sun’s UV rays whether you are walking around, skiing or driving. Over exposure to UV rays over a long... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

17. Eye Whitening Drops - What Are They and How Do They Work
October 12, 2016

Eye whitening drops are a medication that is used to help irritated eyes and lessening bloodshot eyes. They can be purchased over the counter or an eye doctor may prescribe them if a stronger medication is required. Whitening drops contain vasoconstrictors which is a medication that makes the small blood vessels on the eye shrink which in turn looks as if the eyes are whiter. This type of medication is in liquid form and the drops are instilled on to the outer part of the eye. Many people that suffer with red eyes find it an unsightly and uncomfortable condition. Many things can ca... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

18. What is Dry Eye Disease?
August 04, 2016

The eye’s health relies on the constant making and draining of tears. These tears do a great deal in looking after the eyes, from keeping them moist, protecting against infections and helping to heal injuries. People that suffer with dry eye disease make less or lower quality tears that are not able to maintain the surface of the eye comfortable and lubricated. Tear film is made up of three layers. The outer oily layer called the lipid layer; this stops tears from evaporating too fast and helps keep the tears on the eye as long as possible. The middle layer is called the aqueous layer; t... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

19. How to Look After Your Contact Lenses
July 08, 2016

Wearing Your Contact Lenses You should change or replace your contact lenses as often as your eye doctor or optician advises, even if you don’t wear lenses every day. For example, if you wear one day disposable lenses you must make sure you throw them out after you have worn them for one day even if they feel fresh. If you wear contacts longer that you are supposed to or overnight, if they are not made for sleeping in, you can make the chance of getting an infection much higher. When You Handle Your Contact Lenses Before you touch your lenses, either to put them in or take them ... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

20. Top Tips to Look After Your Eyes This Summer
June 05, 2016

1. Sunglasses: It is commonly known that exposing our bodies to UV rays is very bad for our skin but we need to remember to protect our delicate eyes from the sun’s rays as well. Too much exposure to UV rays can result in pain and irritation to the cornea (clear window of the eye) and in extreme cases this can lead to age related macular degeneration, cancer of the cornea, cataracts or even blindness. Sunglasses are a great way to protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays. When buying sunglasses make sure they comply with BSEN 1836: 1997 or have the CE kite mark and are marked with U... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

21. Monovision IOLs Vs Multifocal IOLs
May 11, 2016

The first ever intraocular lens (IOL) was successfully implanted in a patient at St Thomas’ Hospital in London by Sir Harold Ridley on 29th November 1949 and ever since surgeons have discussed and researched the best surgical lenses to use. A staggering 67 years later, and with huge advances in the technique of implanting an intraocular lens and the lenses themselves, the discussions continue. Now we are debating monovision IOL implants versus multifocal IOL implants for presbyopia. An intraocular lens implant is mostly used in older adult patients who have developed cataracts or myopia.... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

22. Types of Allergic Eye Disease
April 05, 2016

There are various types of allergic eye disease but the main types are seasonal, perennial and contact allergic conjunctivitis, atopic keratoconjunctivitis, vernal keratoconjunctivitis and giant papillary conjunctivitis. Here I will go through these types of allergic eye disease. Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis This type of eye disease, as its name suggests, is seasonal and affects people depending on the type of pollen, such as weed pollen; this is released in late autumn, tree pollen; this is released during spring, and grass pollen; this is released during the summer months. It ... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

23. Hay Fever and Your Eyes
March 21, 2016

Hay fever season is nearly upon us and many people, up to 1 in 5, will start to suffer symptoms of hay fever. Hay fever is an allergic condition were people tend to be affected by pollen. Pollen is a very fine substance that is released by plants as part of their reproductive phase. The pollen can get in to your eyes, nose, throat and sinuses and if allergic, can cause irritation, swelling and inflammation. People can be allergic to three different types of pollen; weed pollen; that is released in late autumn, tree pollen; which is released during spring, and grass pollen; released mainl... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

24. Managing Dry Eyes
February 09, 2016

Dry eyes (Keratoconjunctivitis sicca) can be a debilitating condition. It can range from very mild to extremely severe. Everyone who suffers from eye dryness, either mild or otherwise, will tell you how time-consuming, irritating and life changing it can be. There are a multitude of ways to help Keratoconjunctivitis sicca but at the moment there is no cure. Depending on the type of dry eyes will also depend on the treatment. This is why seeing an eye doctor who specialises in dry eyes is very important. As some types of eye dryness can be a secondary to other health problems, it is always best... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

25. What is Cataract Surgery and How is it Performed?
January 12, 2016

As we get older our eyes go through a process of ageing. You may first start to notice your near vision getting a bit worse and that you need to hold things a little closer. Then you may need to start wearing reading glasses; this is called presbyopia. This is where the lens within the eye cannot flex as well as when we are young and unable to bend into focus and the lens starts to get cloudy. As our eyes age further the lens becomes stiff and rigid and very cloudy, this is called cataracts. If not detected early, cataracts can get so bad you may not be able to see through them and you lose... (read more)

Author: Mark Villarosa

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