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Looking after your Eyes

Regular eye tests play an important role in managing changes or deterioration in your vision and serve as an early detection tool for various eye diseases and underlying health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure.

Our guide aims to raise awareness about common eye issues, emphasising the broader connection between eye health and overall well-being. Learn to identify any signs that might require attention, ensuring that your eyes receive the care they deserve.

Myopia

Commonly known as ‘short-sighted’, it causes difficulty in seeing distant objects clearly.

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Hyperopia

Also called ‘long-sighted’, it leads to challenges in focusing on nearby objects.

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Astigmatism

An uneven curvature of the cornea or lens, resulting in distorted vision

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Presbyopia

Age-related difficulty in focusing on close objects, typically affecting those over 40.

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Ocular migraines

Temporary visual disturbances associated with migraines.

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Cataracts

Clouding of the eye’s lens, impacting vision and often related to aging.

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Dry eye

Insufficient tear production or poor quality, causing discomfort and irritation.

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Blepharitis

Inflammation of the eyelids, leading to redness, itching, and irritation.

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Glaucoma

A group of eye conditions causing damage to the optic nerve and potential vision loss.

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Oculary hypertension

Elevated intraocular pressure without optic nerve damage

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Macular degeneration

Deterioration of the macula, affecting central vision.

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Macular oedema

Fluid accumulation in the macula, leading to vision distortion.

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Macular hole

A small break in the macula causing blurred or distorted central vision.

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Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetes-related damage to blood vessels in the retina.

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Subconjunctival haemorrhage

A burst blood vessel in the eye, causing a red patch.

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Flashes and floaters

Brief light flashes or dark spots in the vision, often benign.

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Posterior vitreous detachment

Separation of the vitreous gel from the retina.

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Retinal detachment

Emergency condition involving detachment of the retina.

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Double vision

Seeing two images instead of one.

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Red eye

Bloodshot appearance due to various causes, including irritation or infection.

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Conjunctivitis

Inflammation of the conjunctiva, leading to redness and discharge.

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Iritis

Inflammation of the iris causing eye pain and sensitivity to light.

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Lazy eye

Reduced vision in one eye due to underdeveloped vision in childhood.

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Squint

Misalignment of the eyes, affecting binocular vision.

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Ptosis

Drooping of the upper eyelid.

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Keratoconus

Cone-shaped cornea, leading to distorted vision.

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Nystagmus

Involuntary eye movements.

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