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Eye surgery : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Parents blind to the risk of sun damage to children's eyes eye care child sunThe charity Eyecare Trust has warned parents about the harmful effects of sunlight on their children's eyes, which puts them at risk of permanent eye damage and problems with their vision later in...
  • A new way of seeing diseases of the eye male blepharoplastyThe concept of “lens failure” is intellectually satisfying in giving ophthalmologists a new way of seeing diseases of the eye.
  • A new treatment for loss of vision tuvaAge Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in the UK - 220,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted have the condition. However, the Royal National...
  • Surgical treatment for dry eyes Miro Oculoplastic Centre logoTraditionally, the treatment of dry eyes was limited to a substitution therapy with artificial tears or gels, which might not always work in severe cases. In this article, Dr Peter Raus discusses a...
  • The use of surgery to treat floaters in the eye Close up of woman's eyeIn this article, Mr Zambarakiji discusses the treatments on offer for patients with floaters, the vitreous opacities in the eye that result from liquefaction and collapse of the vitreous.
  • Keyhole surgery for the retina eye surgeryKeyhole surgery is not a new concept and, as many people know, is becoming a common medical practice. In ophthalmology, keyhole vitrectomy surgery - that is, surgery of the vitreous and retina - has...
  • Glaucoma treatment: is it effective? Close up of woman's eyeGlaucoma is a common and usually chronic condition that can destroy your eyesight if it is not controlled. Of the four main types of glaucoma, only one, congenital glaucoma, affects children and is...
  • Cataract operation: pros and cons Cataract operation: pros and consA cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy and makes it difficult to see. The lens is used to focus light on the retina at the back of the eye in order to form images. Although a...
  • Cataract surgery: your questions answered eye surgeryCataracts are the leading cause of loss of sight in adults over 55 years of age. However, cataracts are easily treatable with good sight usually being restored. A cataract operation for some...
  • Glaucoma surgery – what's involved? Glaucoma surgery – what’s involved?Emergency glaucoma surgery may be considered for the second form of glaucoma, also called closed angle or acute glaucoma. This arises very quickly, often causing eye pain, which urges people to seek...
  • Retinal detachment – how is it treated? How much could laser eye surgery cost?Retinal detachment is quite a rare problem in which the retina at the back of the eye comes away from the tissue underneath. This usually happens because blood or fluid gets underneath when a blood...
  • Clear Lens Extraction - Clearly the best Laser eye surgeryIn this article Mr C T Pillai focuses on Clear Lens Extraction, where your natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial implant that guarantees perfect eye sight.
  • Presbyopia treatment - what's involved? Presbyopia treatment - what's involved?Presbyopia treatment involves correcting this deterioration in vision, either through wearing glasses or contact lenses, or through surgery. Getting presbyopia treatment right can take a little time...