What affects the eyes

Here you can find your guide to eye health conditions and symptoms. This collection of articles has been written to support you when looking for more information about the health of your eyes. If you suspect you have a symptom or condition, we recommend you visit an optician as soon as possible.

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Understanding Uveitis

Here's your guide to uveitis, which is a condition of the eye that causes the uvea or uveal tract becomes inflamed and swollen.

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Understanding Strabismus

Strabismus is a condition also known as a ‘squint’ or ‘cross-eyed’ where the two eyes point different ways. Learn about this condition from what the causes are through to treatments available.

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Understanding Scleritis

Scleritis is an eye condition that causes the Sclera (the whites of the eyes) to become inflamed, learn more about the condition and possible treatments.

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Understanding Retinoblastoma

Retinoblastoma (Rb) is a form of cancer that develops from immature cells of the retina and it is almost exclusively found in young children, mainly under the age of six.

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Understanding Retinal Vascular Occlusion

Retinal vascular occlusion, also called retinal vein occlusion, is when the flow of blood through the retinal vein is interrupted or stopped. Learn about this eye condition and the treatment options available.

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Understanding Presbyopia

Presbyopia is an age-related long-sightedness, which affects your ability to see objects close up. It occurs when the lens loses its flexibility.

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Understanding Photophobia

Photophobia is a sensitivity to light. You may experience a sensitivity to very bright light, such as sunlight, or low light, such as incandescent lighting.

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Understanding Nyctalopia

Nyctalopia, also known as night-blindness, is an impairment that affects your ability to see at night. It could be due to a dietary imbalance, an eye condition or a chronic eye disease.

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Understanding Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a rare eye condition which alters the structure of the cornea, changing its gradual curve into a thinner and more conical shape. These changes affect the clarity of your vision and can deteriorate over time, usually starting in adolescence.

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Understanding Hypermetropia

More commonly known as long-sightedness or hyperopia, Hypometropia comes under a group of conditions defined as ‘refractive errors’. Understand about the causes of these errors through to the option to correct your vision.

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Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition that involves an increase in pressure inside the eye. It occurs when the fluid in the eyeball, known as aqueous humour, fails to properly drain out of the eye, causing a build-up of intraocular pressure. In the article, we explain more about glaucoma.

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Understanding Eye Floaters

Eye floaters are shapes that appear to hover in your line of sight. Discover what causes them through to treatment options.

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Understanding Entropion

Entropion is a condition where the eyelid turns inward. This can happen slowly and the inward rolling of the lid often causes the eyelashes and skin to rub against the surface of the eye. Learn what caused the condition and what treatment options there are.

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Understanding Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a condition that happens as a result of the low production or quick evaporation of tears, learn more about the condition and treatment options.

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Understanding Double Vision

Double vision (also known as diplopia) is a condition where someone sees two images, learn about the condition through to the causes and treatment for diplopia.

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Understanding Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is a common eye condition where the conjunctiva becomes inflamed, understand about the causes, signs and symptoms through to the possible treatments.

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Understanding Blindness

Blindness or visual impairment (also known as low vision or partially sighted) is a visual disability, understand the types of visual impairments through to the causes.