Common Eye Problems

Blepharitis
Blepharitis is when the rims of the eyelids become inflamed. This can make your eyes red, irritated and itchy.
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Cataracts
Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens of the eye that can make your vision blurry. They may eventually lead to blindness if they are left untreated.
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Colour Blindness
Colour vision deficiency is often known as colour blindness and occurs when the cells in the retina are distributed unusually.
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Conjunctivitis
Conjunctivitis refers to inflammation of a transparent membrane covering the eye known as the conjunctiva.
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Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetes is a common disease and has important implications for the short-term and long-term health of sufferers.
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Dry Eyes or Watery Eyes
Dry eye disease or dry eye syndrome occurs when there is a problem with the tear film that normally keeps the eye moist and lubricated.
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Floaters
Floaters are shapes which people can see drifting across their vision. The exact form of these is very variable – they may appear as small dots or irregularly shaped strands.
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Glaucoma
Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions that affect vision. Research suggests that a form of glaucoma affects about two out of every 100 people in the UK who are over 40.
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Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is a painless eye condition that causes you gradually to lose your central vision (the ability to see what is directly in front of you).
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Retinal Detachment
When a retinal detachment develops, a separation occurs between the retina and the wall of the eye at the back of the eye.
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