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Eye Drops Advice

Dilating Eye Drops Tropicamide 1% eye drops allow your Ophthalmologist to look inside your eye more easily by making the pupils bigger than normal. Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 2.5% may also be used if you have dark coloured eyes. The drops take
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Cyclopentolate Eye Drops

Cyclopentolate eye drops are used by your Optometrist, Orthoptist and Ophthalmologist to dilate the pupil and relax the focusing muscles of the eye. This enables us to assess the need for glasses and decide upon the correct strength of lens.
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Red Reflex Assessment

The red reflex test is a non-invasive test that can identify early warning signs of serious eye conditions in children, such as cataract (white water), glaucoma (blue water) and retinoblastoma (childhood eye cancer). Your paediatric ophthalmologist will perform a red
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Diabetic Maculopathy

Intravitreal Injection Treatment The macula is the central part of the retina at the back of the eye. It is responsible for fine vision (reading, writing, watching television, and recognising faces). Patients with diabetes may develop macular oedema (swelling of
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Meibomian Gland Disfunction (MGD)

What is Meibomian Gland Disfunction (MGD)? Meibomian glands in the eyelids comprise about 25-40 glands in the upper eyelid and 20 - 30 in the lower eyelid. The function of these glands is to secrete oils onto the surface of
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Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery

What is MIGS? The recent most increased interest in glaucoma surgery has been in Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS) with formidable results in mild to moderate glaucoma. These are designed to improve the safety of surgical intervention for glaucoma. Although
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Dry Eye Disease

What is Dry Eye Disease (DED)? Dry Eye Disease is a condition in which the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. If left untreated, this
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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 the eyeball. It allows light to pass into the eye and provides focus so that images can be seen clearly. Various diseases or injury
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Eye Redness

Understanding red eye – the symptoms, causes, and red eye treatment What is red eye? A bloodshot ‘red eye’ may be worrying but is rarely serious or causes pain. Symptoms often disappear within a few days, without treatment. But if
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Artificial Eye

Enucleation operation is necessary to treat eye cancer whereas Evisceration operation is necessary to treat an eye when it has been damaged through an accident. An enucleation operation is where the eye ball is removed. Evisceration operation is where the

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