Educational Leaflets

Click on the sub-links below for educational material that can also be made available during your visit.

You can also download the relevant PDF for each.

Age-related Macular
Degeneration (AMD) 

AMD is a common eye condition and the…
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Amblyopia

Amblyopia is also known as a ‘lazy eye’. Amblyopia is an early childhood…
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Aqueous Shunts

Aqueous shunts are devices that are used to reduce the eye pressure in…
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Artificial Eye

Enucleation operation is necessary to treat eye cancer whereas Evisceration…
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Astigmatism

In most cases, astigmatism can be corrected by wearing properly fitted…
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Atropine Drops

What are the effects of Atropine? Atropine has two effects when instilled in…
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Blepharitis

A common condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids and can affect…
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox)

Botulinum Toxin is an injection used in the treatment of…
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Cataract Surgery Treatment

Having a cataract is a bit like having a dirty windscreen on a car…
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Corneal Transplantation (DALK)

DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty) is a modern technique…
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Corneal Transplantation (EK)

EK (Endothelial Keratoplasty also known as DSAEK or DMEK) is a modern technique…
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Corneal Transplantation (PK)

If the full thickness of the cornea is affected by disease, then a full thickness transplant…
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Dacryo-cystorhinostomy 

Blocked Tear Duct. The tear ducts start at the inner corner of the eye with two small holes in the …
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Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetes is the most common cause of vision loss in the working age population…
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Eye Infections

Eye infections can invade the eyeball or the area around it – they are generally…
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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the world’s leading causes of blindness. Glaucoma is an eye condition …
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High Precision Refractive Surgery

When you decide on an eye laser treatment, you expect the best possible results…
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Hypermetropia

A refractive condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant…
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Intravitreal Injection

The macula is the central part of the retina at the back of the eye. It is…
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Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive thinning of the cornea. The cornea is the clear front…
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Lacrimal Probing
in Children 

The tear duct is a channel/passage which…
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Lasik

LASIK (laser in situ keratomileusis) is a common vision correction…
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Laser Eye Surgery

Moorfields Eye Hospital Centre provides a range of specialist eye services including…
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Myopia

Myopia is a common refractive condition which causes individuals to be near-sighted…
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Paediatric & Strabismus

A squint is a condition where your eyes look in different directions. One eye turns inwards, outwards…
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Post-Operative Instructions

Following Retinal Surgery on leaving the hospital you are advised to have a…
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Posterior Vitreous Detachment

PVD is a common degenerative change, which affects one or both eyes in many people…
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Presbyopia

Presbyopia is a vision condition which makes it difficult to focus on close objects…
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Refractive Surgery

Most refractive errors can be corrected (or at least improved) by means of Refractive…
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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a procedure…
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Squint Surgery in Adults

Squint surgery improves the alignment of the eyes and makes the…
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Squint Surgery In Children

Squint surgery improves the alignment of the eyes…
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Trabeculectomy

The operation to control the pressure within your eye is called a Trabeculectomy…
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Vitrectomy

Modern small incision cataract surgery at Moorfields is…
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Uveitis
Uveitis is inflammation inside the eye and affects women, men and children. Though relatively uncomm...
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Retinal Detachment
Retinal detachment is a condition when the thin lining at the back of the eye (the retina) begins t...
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Itchy Eyes
What does it mean when your eyes are itchy? Usually, itchy eyes are the result of an allergy althoug...
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Eye Redness
Understanding red eye – the symptoms, causes, and treatment What is red eye? A bloodshot ‘red ey...
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Cosmetic Eye Surgery
There are around 250,000 blepharoplasty procedures done every year, making it the most common cosmet...
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Corneal Transplant
Why do you need a corneal transplant? The cornea is a window of transparent tissue at the front of t...
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Blurred Vision
Blurred vision is one of the most common eye problems amongst patients and very often leads patients...
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Lasik Abu Dhabi
Lasik stands for Laser in-Situ Keratomileusis. It is a surgical procedure that uses a laser undernea...
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Eye Infections
Eye infections can invade the eyeball or the area around it – they are generally microorganisms th...
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Artificial Eye
Enucleation operation is necessary to treat eye cancer whereas Evisceration operation is necessary t...
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Laser Eye Surgery
Laser eye surgery is a modern treatment used to correct vision. Some of the common types of laser ey...
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Cyclodiode Laser Treatment
The diode laser is a highly concentrated beam of light, which can be used to target and treat a sele...
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Vitrectomy
A vitrectomy is microsurgery performed to remove the jelly and replace it by a saline solution, gas ...
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Trabeculectomy
The operation to control the pressure within your eye is called a Trabeculectomy (trab-ec-u-lec-tomy...
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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a procedure used to reduce the pressure in the eye (also kn...
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Refractive Surgery
Most refractive errors can be corrected (or at least improved) by means of Refractive Surgery. This ...
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Presbyopia
Presbyopia is a vision condition which makes it difficult to focus on close objects. During middle a...
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Posterior Vitreous Detachment
PVD is a common degenerative change, which affects one or both eyes in many people after middle age....
Read More
Post-Operative Instructions
Following Retinal Surgery on leaving the hospital you are advised to have a quiet evening at home an...
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Paediatric & Strabismus
Facts A squint is a condition where your eyes look in different directions. One eye turns inwards, o...
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Myopia
Myopia is a common refractive condition which causes individuals to be near-sighted: they see near o...
Read More
Lacrimal Probing in Children
The tear duct is a channel/passage which runs from a tiny opening in the medial lids through the bon...
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Keratoconus
Keratoconus is a progressive thinning of the cornea. The cornea is the clear front window of the eye...
Read More
Intravitreal Injection
The macula is the central part of the retina at the back of the eye. It is responsible for fine visi...
Read More
Hypermetropia
A refractive condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near object...
Read More
High Precision Refractive Surgery
When you decide on an eye laser treatment, you expect the best possible results. The more fully deve...
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Glaucoma
What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition in which the fluid which is produced by the eye – known ...
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Diabetic Retinopathy
Introduction Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and leads to high blood sugar, resul...
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Botulinum Toxin (Botox)
Injection in the Treatment of Strabismus What is the effect of Botulinum Toxin (botox)? Botox is inj...
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Blepharitis
Facts Common condition that causes inflammation of the eye lids and can affect people of all ages. I...
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Atropine Drops
What are the effects of Atropine? Atropine has two effects when instilled in the eyes: Dilates the p...
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Aqueous Shunts
Aqueous shunts are devices that are used to reduce the eye pressure in glaucoma by draining the aque...
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Amblyopia Therapy
What is Amblyopia? Lazy eye – the medical term is Amblyopia – is a common eye condition amongst ...
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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
The central part of the retina (at the back of the eye) is called the macula and it has an important...
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