If you have a visual problem, the first thing to determine is whether the problem is caused by a refractive error, or if there is an underlying medical condition.
MD refers to a group of degenerative diseases of the retina that cause progressive, painless loss of central vision, affecting the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognise faces.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the retina change, affecting your central vision.
Eye floaters are speckling that float around in the eye effecting your vision and they are caused by degeneration of the clear fluid in the eye.
Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes a thinning of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye.
A pterygium is a lump of tissue that grows over the cornea. It usually occurs on the nose side of the eye.
A corneal abrasion is when there has been some form of physical trauma to the eye which has impacted the eye surface. A corneal ulcer (microbial keratitis) is where there is an open wound on the cornea that is often caused by a bacterial infection. A viral or fungal infection may also cause this. It […]
What is Corneal Dystrophy? Treatments: Specialists covering this condition: Dr Armand Borovik
Blurred vision requiring spectacles may be caused by myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. Astigmatism is common with at least 50% of patients having some. It blurs vision because the cornea has an asymmetric pattern of focusing. Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, laser vision correction surgery and implantable contact lens surgery. Specialists covering this condition: […]