A cataract can be removed with a technique known as phacoemulsification. Cataract surgery has become quicker and safer in recent years, but it is still an operation and shouldn’t be dismissed as a ‘minor thing.’
Hot compresses and lid massage remain the mainstay of treatment of blepharitis. The biggest problem in blepharitis is congestion and blockage of the oil glands (meibomian) along the margins of the eyelids.
Diabetes can affect the eye in many ways. Therefore it's critical that the eye is checked once a year. Also, your blood sugar has to be at an acceptable level on the day of surgery otherwise it won't go ahead.
Natural remedies for cataracts have not been proven by science. Everybody is going to get cataracts, but you can slow it down.
A cataract operation takes around 20-25 minutes to do. By the time you come into the hospital, have the pre-operative drops and then recover after the surgery, you are usually in the hospital for around 1-2 hours.
Cataracts can come in different colours and in different sizes. There are 3 common types of cataract but the word cataract refers to any imperfection or discolouration of the human lens.
When you are going to have cataract surgery, you have to decide which type of lens you want to have implanted. Laura Crawley explains the lens options and their benefits.
There is a down-side to contact lenses; no matter how good they are letting oxygen and hydration pass through to nourish the eye they are still a foreign body sitting on the surface of the eye, and they can be associated with eye infections, some of which are sight threatening.
Glaucoma laser treatment effectiveness depends on the severity of the condition. The treatment is to control pressure and reduce chances of losing vision.
Puffy eyes can be a result of many lifestyle factors. They can also be a condition that needs medical attention and treatment.