The Eye Practice blog
Studies have shown that pregnancy hormones can trigger progression of your keratoconus eye disease. But what does this really mean and what can you do to protect your eyesight?
Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition, typically diagnosed during puberty. It causes a normally dome-shaped cornea (the front of your eye) to become cone-shaped and bulge.
There is still no ‘cure’ for keratoconus in the strict sense of the word. But latest high tech treatments for this disease are becoming more successful every year.
Did you know that problems with multifocals are one of the most common issues with new glasses? Many people struggle to get used to their new progressive lenses, especially if it’s their first pair.
Conjunctivitis, also called red eye or pink eye, is not normally serious, and usually burns itself out within a week or so. But what happens if it lingers around for longer, despite treatment? Find out why your eyes are still red.
When I first developed an interest in keratoconus treatment, I had no idea the journey I was starting out on.
Some people have eye pain bad enough to want to have their eye removed. Others are suicidal. This is beyond sore eyes.
The silly season is almost here. Everywhere in the city the decorations are sneaking their way out. Before we know it, we shall be humming along to carols. This is one of my favourite times of the year.
Many people have been exposed to the chicken pox (varicella zoster) virus as children. But the virus can hide in your nerves for years and reappear later in life – typically after 65 years of age.
Whether you’ve got an office job or not, chances are you spend several hours a day staring at digital screens. Modern LED televisions, tablets and even mobile phones and Kindles can all lead to computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain.
You’ve been to the optometrist for your annual / biannual eye test and you’ve been told you have arcus senilis or some other condition you’ve never even heard of before. Should you worry?
When Danish optometrist Poul-Jørn Lindberg discovered he required glasses himself, not having worn glasses his whole life, he wanted something ultralight and inobtrusive. But such a frame did not exist in late-1970s Århus.
Astigmatism is one of those conditions that usually sounds worse than it is. But having an eyeball that is not perfectly spherical is actually the norm, so why do people get upset about this condition?
If you or your child has myopia, you’ve probably heard of atropine eye drops. For over a decade, various concentrations of these drops have been successfully used in slowing down the rate of progression of myopia – or short-sightedness.
Wondering why you’re not getting as much work done as you (or your manager) would like? It could be your eyes that are letting you down.
It’s a common scenario: you develop a red eye; you see your GP or pharmacist; you start using Chlorsig eye drops. Three weeks later, you still have a red eye – maybe even redder than it was to start. What’s going on?
Astigmatism is a very common condition, with around half of the population being afflicted with it to some degree. When you have astigmatism, you will have blurry eyesight. Fine details in an object may not be viewed very clearly. Lines running from top to bottom may also appear slanted.
Astigmatism can sound a bit scary, but it is actually on of the most common eye conditions. In fact, most people have it!
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.
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.