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  • What to expect after Cataract Surgery

    Modern advancements have made small incision cataract surgery one of the most successful procedures done in medicine today. Healing after surgery depends on the cooperation of the patient, when you return to your home plan to spend the day [...]

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    London Fireworks 2014

    10th February, 2014
    London Fireworks 2014

    Have a Great 2014

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    Cranial Nerve 4 Palsy

    5th February, 2014
    Cranial Nerve 4 Palsy

    Fourth nerve palsies effect the superior oblique muscle (trochlea) only. The main difficulty is diplopia when trying to read. The deviation or hypertropia is most noticeable on downward gaze.   Often there will be a head tilt More [...]

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    My Bell's Palsy Story

    5th February, 2014
    My Bell's Palsy Story

    I DO NOT OWN THIS SONG Add me on Twitter! @Caitlizzy_ I wanted to make a video of my story because you don't see too many on here. I got Bell's Palsy when I ... Bells Palsy is a weakness or paralysis of one side of the face inability to close one [...]

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    Angle Closure Glaucoma or Acute Glaucoma

    Closed Angle Glaucoma accounts for less than 10% of glaucoma cases in the United States, but as many as half of glaucoma cases in other nations (particularly Asian countries). About 10% of patients with closed angles present with acute angle [...]

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    Glaucoma - The Silent Thief of Sight

    Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye's optic nerve. If you have glaucoma, the aqueous humour does not flow out of the eye properly. Fluid pressure in the eye increases and puts stress on the ganglion cells as they turn into the optic nerve.[...]

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    The Ageing Retina - An Introduction to Macular Degeneration

    Macular Degeneration affects the central vision. People with Macular Degeneration Don't GO COMPLETY BLIND the side vision normally remains. GREAT SHOT Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) usually affects older adults and results in a loss of[...]

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    Posterior Vitreous Detachment - The Cause of Floaters and Flashes

    posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) is a condition of the eye in which the vitreous membrane separates from the retina. Broadly speaking, the condition is common for older adults and over 75% of those over the age of 65 develop it. Although [...]

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    Those Eye Floaters Live Inside You!

    Have you ever seen something pass through your field of vision? Or maybe you see spots when you close your eyes. The eye is full of liquid "The Aqueous" anteriorly and a clear jelly "The Vitreous" behind the crystaline lens.   Often[...]

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    Slit Lamp - The most Important Equipment for an Eye Exam

    The Slit lamp (Bio microscope) would be the most necessary piece of equipment for an eye exam, the cornea, eyelids, anterior chamber and crystalline lens can be examined under various magnifications. The Retina and vitreous can be examined [...]

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    Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Wet Macular Degeneration   Here is a more Scientific detailed Explanation of ARM Treatments for wet AMD The proliferation of abnormal blood vessels in the retina is stimulated by vascular endothelial growth factor [...]

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    Glaucoma Treatments : Eye Drops and Other Medications

    Glaucoma Treatment, Basics. Target Pressure. Drops. Laser Trabeculoplasty. Surgery Trabeculectomy In this post we will deal with Glaucoma Drug Treatments. Medication Intraocular pressure can be lowered with medication, usually eye drops. [...]

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    Astigmatism - Just an Eye Shape Problem

    Astigmatism most commonly caused by the cornea being oval rather than being like a socer ball this produces two focus lines seperated by 90 degrees

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    What is a Retinal-Detachment ?

    1st February, 2014
    What is a Retinal-Detachment ?

    Retinal detachment occcurs when the retina peels away from its underlying layer of support tissue. Initial detachment may be localized, but without rapid treatment the entire retina may detach, leading to vision loss and blindness. It is a medical [...]

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    Children's Vision Care - It is Important

    Eye exams play a key role in ensuring optimum learning and development for children. It’s difficult to know if or when your child needs to see an eye care provider. For many children, an evaluation by a pediatrician may be enough. But if [...]

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    Blepharitis

    31st January, 2014
    Blepharitis

    Blepharitis - A common cause of ocular discomfort and Irritation Blepharitis  is an eye condition characterized by chronic inflammation of the eyelid, the severity and time course can vary. Onset can be acute, resolving without treatment within [...]

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    Reading Glasses ?

    30th January, 2014
    Reading Glasses ?

    Do I Need Reading Glasses ?     Our near focus point extends with age and an emmertropic (does not need spectacles) eye will normally need reading spectacles by mid forties often off the peg hoby specs will do initially BUT GET [...]

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    Allergic Conjunctivitis

    30th January, 2014
    Allergic Conjunctivitis

    Allergic Conjunctivitis - Most Often Seasional Spring is the season that we are most likely to suffer red itchy eyes; this is a reaction to allergen’s in the air e.g. Pollen, dust. We end up with red itchy eyes. The over-the-counter eye drops [...]

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    Dry Eye Disorders

    30th January, 2014
    Dry Eye Disorders

    Causes for Red Eyes, Dry Eyes, Bloodshot Eyes, Itchy Eyes ... Giacomina Massaro-Giordano, MD, an ophthalmologist at Penn Medicine and co-director of the Penn Dry Eye & Ocular Surface Center, discusses dry eyes and tear film deficiency. This[...]

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    Eye Anatomy - understanding your eye

    Eye Anatomy- Where things are to understand your eyes General eye anatomy to show the relationship of different eye structures and how they inter-relate and allow you to see

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