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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...

What is presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a normal age-related change that occurs in a person’s eyes. It is a condition that affects everyone, regardless of their refractive status. What happens when I have presbyopia? With presbyopia, our eyes lose the ability to naturally focus...

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

What is the Vitreous The vitreous is a clear, colourless fluid that fills the space between the lens and the retina of your eye. It is made up of 99% water and a mixture of collagen, proteins, salts and sugars....

Demodex Blepharitis

Demodex is a type of mite that is commonly found in human skin, more in people with rosacea and has been a cause for other skin conditions such as dermatitis and balding. Once they are found in the eyelids, these...

“After-cataract” or Posterior Capsule Opacification

The Posterior Lens Capsule The crystalline lens has a cellophane-like outer lining called the capsule. In most cataract surgeries, the posterior capsule has been left intact to support the intraocular lens implant that was inserted at the time of surgery....

Diabetic Retinopathy: Diagnosis and Treatments

Diabetic retinopathy (DR), a complication caused by diabetes mellitus, is a serious eye condition that needs utmost care and treatment. If left untreated, it can lead to blindness. It is the leading cause of blindness, especially in the United States....

Cataracts: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Delaying Progression

As we continue to age, it is natural that most of our sense organs will not be as sharp and great as they were when we were younger. Probably, the sense organ that becomes noticeably waned first is the eyes....

Better Vision for the Future: Why eye exams are important at a young age

A child’s vision is not fully formed upon birth. Their ability to see gradually develops as they grow older. Thus, the need for their eyes to be regularly checked and examined while they are still young. It is recommended that...

Understanding Vitrectomy: Recovery at Home

What is Vitrectomy? Vitrectomy is an eye surgery that is performed to treat problems of the eye’s retina and vitreous gel. The retina is the layer of nerve tissue at the back of the eye that senses light and signals...

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