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Cataract


Cataract is a very common eye condition, caused by a clouding of the lens inside your eye. Cataracts usually develop in later life and cause the vision to become blurred or misty.

Retinal Detachment


A retinal detachment is when the light sensitive retina detaches from the layer of blood vessels at the back the eyeball. If not treated promptly, it can cause permanent loss of vision in the affected eye.

Glaucoma


Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain. If left untreated it can cause significant loss of vision. The most common type of glaucoma is caused by a build up of the aqueous humour fluid in the front section of the eyeball.

Diabetic Retinopathy


Diabetes can cause changes to the blood vessels inside the eyeball, leading to damage and loss of vision. Some forms of diabetic retinopathy just require monitoring, whilst more series changes can require treatment.

Epiretinal membrane


This is a membrane that forms on the surface of the retina. As this film contracts it can cause distortion of the retina. If vision is affected, it may need to be surgically removed by peeling it away from the retina.

Macular Degeneration


This is the most common cause of visual loss in the developed world. It tends to cause a gradual loss of central vision, but can sometimes come on quite rapidly. Treatment depends upon the type and severity of the condition.

Macular Hole


If a hole develops in the central macula area of the retina it can affect central vision. Surgery is required to repair the hole.

Pterygium


Pterygium is a white or pinkish fleshy growth that develops across the clear window of the eye called the cornea. This usually affects people who spend a lot of time outside in the sun or who have lived in hot and dusty climates. It usually forms on the nasal side of the cornea. It can cause discomfort and if the growth is not dealt with it can occasionally interfere with vision.