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cataract surgery recovery

Cataract surgery is a routine and effective procedure. However, like with any surgical operation, it does require a period of recovery. Your surgeon will give you specific aftercare instructions you should follow. However, there are some general dos and don’ts you should pay attention to. Here, we will look at what you expect from the […]

cataract symptoms

Cataracts are a common age-related condition, and it is estimated that 30% of people in the UK who are 65 years or older have a cataract that is affecting their vision in one or both eyes. Yet, it seems that younger and younger patients are developing vision problems – a 2015 audit by a leading […]

vision problems and quality of life

A new global study has recently been carried out to determine how vision problems impact quality of life. It is thought that over one billion people across the world suffer with some form of problem with their vision that could have been corrected or prevented. Here, we will look at what this new global study […]

treating eye floaters

Flashes and floaters are common eye issues that are usually harmless, but it can be concerning when you first experience them. They are caused by degeneration of the vitreous, the gel inside the eye, and it is important to have the retina examined by an eye specialist if you experience a new, large floater or […]

covid and cataract surgery

The full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on elective surgery in the UK is still emerging; during the first surge last March, the NHS in England postponed non-urgent routine hospital treatment. During 2020, the specialties most impacted were oral surgery, orthopaedics and ophthalmology – at 42%, 42% and 40% lower respectively than the same period […]

rheumatoid arthritis and Uveitis

You may think that rheumatoid arthritis only affects the joints, but inflammation – the root cause of arthritis – can affect the body in a number of ways. As the inflammation affects collagen in connective tissue, it can also cause changes to the sclera, or white of the eye, and the cornea, which are essentially […]