The Eye Practice blog
If you think a diagnosis of keratoconus is a life-sentence of no more sport, think again. With the right strategies, this eye disease can be successful managed to allow you to live a full life. Here’s how.
Even if you don’t have severe dry eye disease, that’s not to say you’re not headed that way. Dry eye is a progressive disease – it gets worse over time.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk into the doctor’s surgery with keratoconus and walk out cured?
Conjunctivitis is distressing for anyone, but none more so than the parent of a new baby with this condition. But is it more serious for babies than for adults?
Keratoconus in the last 40 years has been principally managed with rigid gas permeable contact lenses, also called RGPs. The category of rigid contact lenses is vague, as within this, there are half a dozen possibilities that can work very well.
Have you ever had one of those red and tender lumps that can form in the upper or lower eyelid area? While the lump is benign in nature, irritation may occur because of this condition. This eye disease is called chalazion.
A diagnosis of keratoconus can be a major shock to the system, but so can the discussion around the cost of treatment.
We’ve known for some time that autologous serum – a blood product produced from your own blood by removing the red cells – can bring relief to dry eye sufferers. But this therapy is expensive and tedious and usually reserved for a last resort.
Could contact lenses that sit on your sclera (rather than your cornea) be the secret to long-term comfortable lens wear? This post explains what these lenses are and how they work.
If your mother told you never to look directly at the sun, she was right. Solar retinopathy is damage to the light-sensitive retina at the back of your eyes, and occurs most often from looking directly at the sun.
A stye in your eye is unsightly, uncomfortable and the quicker you can rid of it, the better. Much like a pimple on your face, a stye – or sty – is a bacterial infection of a small gland within your eyelash follicle.
What are the best contact lenses? This is a common question from glasses and contact lens wearers alike, and often arises after they have been wearing their lenses for a couple of years.
Planning an overseas trip? One of the biggest problems with keratoconus on a long flight is the dehydration and irritation caused by the forced air, heat and digital screen use.
Thinking about hitting the slopes? Get ready for the snow season with the latest skiing and snowboarding eyewear from Zeiss.
Macular Degeneration is a huge concern because it is the leading cause of blindness in an aging population over the age of 50. The problem is that this age bracket is increasing dramatically in numbers and no cure exists.
In today’s digital age, devices have become as much a part of ourselves as our clothes and shoes, but when it comes to children’s eyes, is this necessarily a good thing?
There are few things more distracting than an eyelid twitch; for no apparent reason, your eyelid starts to twitch, pulse or spasm all of its own accord.
Unless you've been living under a rock for your entire life, you should already know that the sun’s ultraviolet light is harmful to your eyes.