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Glaucoma – beware of the silent thief of sight

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease where progressive degeneration of the optic nerve results in gradual vision loss and it is usually the result of elevated eye (intraocular) pressure. Elevated eye pressure may occur due to a buildup of internal fluid (aqueous humor) that flows throughout the inside of the eye. This fluid normally drains out… Continue reading Glaucoma – beware of the silent thief of sight

Do you know the symptoms and treatment options for cataracts?

Did you know that the origin of the name for the common eye condition ‘cataract’ is an ancient Greek word ‘katarrhaktēs’ meaning waterfall? A rapidly down-rushing waterfall appears white in colour so the word ‘cataract’ may have been used to describe the white appearance of a mature cataract in the eye. What is a cataract?… Continue reading Do you know the symptoms and treatment options for cataracts?

Seeing Black Dots, Shadows, or Flashes?

Do you know the possible symptoms of retinal detachment? This serious eye condition requires urgent specialist retinal surgery — vitrectomy surgery and/or scleral buckle surgery — to increase the chance of successfully saving a patient’s sight. Approximately one in ten thousand people may suffer from retinal detachment, with trauma, previous eye surgery, short-sightedness, or a… Continue reading Seeing Black Dots, Shadows, or Flashes?

Are you seeing the signs of macular degeneration?

In the current climate, with growing uncertainty about COVID-19 and the vulnerability of the older population, it is understandable that people are wary about community transmission and have adapted accordingly to this new environment. However, concerns about COVID aside, it’s still vital to remember that other health issues can still arise. It’s as important as… Continue reading Are you seeing the signs of macular degeneration?