• Optom Posts

  • Craigs IPL Experience

    26th September, 2017
    Craigs IPL Experience

    Client experience with IPL intense pulse light treatment for dry eye

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    Myopia Control

    11th April, 2017
    Myopia Control

    Myopia control current treatments

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    OCT Retinal Scan

    21st April, 2016
    OCT Retinal Scan

    A scan of the layers of the retina

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    Macula Hole

    18th April, 2016
    Macula Hole

    Macular Hole A macular hole is a small break in the macula, ( this is where all our colour and detailed vision is processed) located in the center of the eye's light-sensitive tissue called the retina. Macular degeneration is a [...]

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    Dry Eye Treatment - IPL Therapy

    IPL - Intense Pulse Light Therapy Dry Eye Treatments - Intense Pulsed Light (I.P.L.) Therapy E-EYE is an IPL (Intense Pulse Light) device that generates polychromatic pulsed light to stimulate the Meibomian Glands that produce the oil layer of [...]

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    Crizal Prevencia Lenses

    7th August, 2015
    Crizal Prevencia Lenses

        Damaging UV and Blue-Violet light is everywhere and because of today's digital lifestyle, kids are especially at risk Crizal Prevencia Kids A new lens has recently been launched – By Essilor  "Crizal [...]

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    Migraine Head Aches

    28th July, 2015
    Migraine Head Aches

    When is a Headache a Migraine? Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by recurrent moderate to severe headaches often in association with a number of autonomic nervous system symptoms. • Typically the headache affects one [...]

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    Cataract Surgery

    15th June, 2015
    Cataract Surgery

    Cataract Surgery Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural  “crystalline lens” that has developed an opacification due to metabolic changes of the lens fibres  that over time lead to the development of the cataract and loss of [...]

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    What are Cataracts

    6th June, 2015
    What are Cataracts

      Cataract A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision. It is the most common cause of blindness and is conventionally treated with surgery. Visual loss occurs because opacification of the lens [...]

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    AREDS-2 Managing Macular Degeneration

    Macular Degeneration and Dietary Supplements      AREDS-2 Managing Macular Degeneration The National Eye Institute's Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) found that people with AMD who take certain vitamins and minerals can [...]

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    Eye First Aid

    14th August, 2014
    Eye First Aid

    First aid for Eye Injuries Physical or chemical injuries of the eye can be a serious threat to vision if not treated appropriately and in a timely fashion. Chemicals in Eye Any chemicals in the eye, irrigate imediately,saline if you have it, [...]

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    Preventing common Eye Injuries

    11th August, 2014
    Preventing common Eye Injuries

    Preventing common eye injuries Dr. Lauren Gormley of the Katzen Eye Group has tips for preventing and recognizing common eye injuries. Physical or chemical injuries of the eye can be a serious threat to vision if not treated appropriately and in [...]

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    Remove Metal foreign body from the Cornea

    Remove Metal foreign body from Cornea Rust Ring from a metallic foreign body embedded on the cornea.   Multiple complications are known to occur following eye injury: corneal scarring, hyphema, iridodialysis, post-traumatic glaucoma, [...]

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    Optic Neuritis - Pain on Eye movement, reduced vision

    Optic Neuritis Optic neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve that may cause cause loss of vision usually because of the swelling and destruction of the myelin sheath covering the optic nerve. Up to 50% of patients with Multiple Sclerosis [...]

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    High Definition Lasik Eye Surgery

    High Definition Lasik Eye Surgery For patients with moderate to high myopia or thin corneas which cannot be treated with LASIK and PRK, the phakic intraocular lens is an alternative. The procedure involves creating a thin flap on the eye, [...]

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    Red Eye Due to Episcleritis

    Episcleritis - is a benign, self-limiting inflammatory disease affecting part of the eye called the episclera.   There are two types of episcleritis, one where the episclera is diffusely affected (diffuse episcleritis), and the other [...]

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    What is keratoconus?

    30th April, 2014
    What is keratoconus?

    Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal gradual curve.eratocous is a thinned distorted cornea

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    Duette HD Contact Lenses

    23rd April, 2014
    Duette HD Contact Lenses

    Contact lens with Rigid centre and soft skirt

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    Subconjunctival hemorrhage - burst blood vessel in my eye

    A subconjunctival hemorrhage (or subconjunctival haemorrhage) also known as hyposphagma, is bleeding underneath the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva contains many small, fragile blood vessels that are easily ruptured or broken. When this happens, blood [...]

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    Diabetic Diet

    3rd April, 2014
    Diabetic Diet

    Diabetic Diet   The glycemic load (GL) of food is a number that estimates how much the food will raise a person's blood glucose level after eating it. Glycemic load estimates the impact of carbohydrate consumption using the [...]

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