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Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions which cause optic nerve damage and can affect your vision. Glaucoma damages the optic nerve at the point where it leaves your eye. How your eye works When you look at something, light passes through the front of your eye and is focused by [...]

Understanding Glaucoma 2018-01-08T03:34:30+00:00

Understanding Cataracts

Cataracts are a very common eye condition. As we get older the lens inside our eye gradually changes and becomes less transparent (clear). A lens that has turned misty, or cloudy, is said to have a cataract. Over time a cataract can get worse, gradually making your vision mistier. A straightforward operation can usually remove [...]

Understanding Cataracts 2018-01-08T03:32:16+00:00

Understanding Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that affects a tiny part of the retina at the back of your eye, which is called the macula. AMD causes problems with your central vision, but does not lead to total loss of sight and is not painful. AMD affects the vision you use when you're [...]

Understanding Macular Degeneration 2018-01-08T03:30:27+00:00

Understanding Diabetes

If you have diabetes, regular eye examinations are important to detect and treat eye problems. These should be arranged by your diabetes health team as part of regular tests and screening. High blood sugar (glucose) increases the risk of diabetes eye problems. In fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults aged 20 [...]

Understanding Diabetes 2018-01-08T03:28:31+00:00

Eyecare Supplements

Macushield Scientists have long known that the Yellow colour, or pigment, inside the Macularcomes from Three cartenoids, Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin. These plant compounds help protect the eye by absorbing Blue light which is present in regular sunlightas well as in offices (computer screens generate Blue light). They also neutralise free radicals which damage the [...]

Eyecare Supplements 2018-01-08T03:31:22+00:00

Dry Eye Management

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from subtle but constant irritation to ocular inflammation of the anterior (front) tissues of the eye. Dry Eye Syndrome Symptoms Persistent dryness, scratchiness and a burning sensation in your eyes are symptoms of dry [...]

Dry Eye Management 2018-01-08T03:17:05+00:00