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Squiggly lines, blurry vision: Should you always seek treatment for central serous retinopathy?

While central serous retinopathy (CSR) might not rank alongside prevalent diseases like cancer and heart disease, it is one of the most common sight-threatening retinopathies (diseases of the retina) worldwide1. As such, CSR should be taken very seriously.  CSR remains...

Are eye floaters in your 20s a sign of impending retinal detachment?

Eye floaters are not to be confused with a human floater, which refers to a person who frequently changes occupations or residences, or the floaters you might see in your toilet (yuck). While it can also be slang for a...

Ocular migraine

What is Ocular Migraine? Ocular migraine, or migraine with aura, is a cerebral phenomenon accompanied with visual symptoms – commonly occurring as scintillating lights, scotomas or temporary visual loss. It is caused by reduced blood flow or blood vessel spasm...

Subconjunctival Hemorrhage

Subconjunctival hemorrhage is a common, benign and self-limiting condition that occurs when an external eye capillary  breaks and blood collects under the conjunctiva – the transparent layer of tissue that covers the the white of the eye. As the conjunctiva...

Colour Blindness

Colour blindness is a term many of us will have encountered at some point in our lives. We may know someone who has been labelled colour blind, because they confuse certain colours and see things differently, but it does not...

Blue Light – is it harmful?

In recent years, there has been a push in building awareness among the general public with regards to blue light. Many lens companies have pushed for blue light filters on their lenses to filter out blue light. Is this just...

Blepharospasm: Why does my eyelid twitch?

What is Blepharospasm? Blepharospasm is an involuntary twitch or a spasm of the eyelid. It can occur in the upper or lower eyelid and one cannot control the repeated twitching. The spasms are usually painless and harmless and may resolve...

Blepharitis and Warm compress

All You Need to Know about Blepharitis Blepharitis is the medical term for inflammation of the eyelids, which causes redness, itching, crusting on eyelashes and inflamed eyelids. Chronic blepharitis can lead to dry eyes, watery eyes, eye irritation and even...

Refractive Errors

Many people have refractive errors, or degree power in their eyes, that require correction by wearing a pair of prescription spectacles or contact lenses. As it is usually rather confusing for many,  let us go through the various different types...

 

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