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Eye conditions

Some eye conditions can be indicators of deeper, underlying health problems.

Familiarity with the symptoms of common eye conditions can help you to prevent an initially minor infection or problem from becoming a major health issue. Some eye conditions can be indicators of deeper, underlying health problems such as diabetes or high blood pressure, which with the right treatment can be managed or even eradicated. However, it is essential that you have regular general health checks, as well as regular eye tests to ensure a healthy lifestyle.

Below you'll find summaries of common eye and vision disorders, with further detailed information available on each. These are just a few of the common eye conditions that can affect almost anyone, but any injury to any part of the eye area or eye-related problem should be checked at your local Vision Express opticians to prevent any long-term damage.

Astigmatism eye defect

Astigmatism

The optical term for more than one point of focus. The condition occurs when the surface of the cornea or crystalline lens is not spherical.

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Blepharitis eye condition

Blepharitis

Inflammation of the eyelids. There are two types: Anterior blepharitis and posterior blepharitis.

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Cataract symptoms

Cataracts

A clouding of the clear crystalline lens inside the eye. Cataracts are typically more common in people over 65.

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Conjunctivitis in eyes - symptoms and treatments

Conjunctivitis

An inflammation of the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is the thin layer that covers the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids.

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Eye health complication - diabetes

Diabetes

Can lead to a condition called Diabetic Retinopathy and other eye problems, which can ultimately lead to blindness if not diagnosed and treated early.

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Dry eyes – prevention

Dry eye

A condition caused by the eyes not producing enough tears, or producing tears of a poor quality, leading to gritty, uncomfortable eyes.

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Flashes & Floaters - eye problems

Flashes & Floaters

Dots or specks most noticeable when looking at a white background.

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Glaucoma - eye health problems

Glaucoma

A group of diseases characterised by progressive damage to the optic nerve head, sometimes due to raised pressure within the eye.

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What is Macular eye degeneration

Macular Degeneration

Results in a loss of vision in the centre of the visual field because of damage to the retina.

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Myopia and hypermetropia - symptoms

Myopia-Hypermetropia

Often referred to as short and long sightedness - two of the most common eye defects.

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Presbyopia eye condition

Presbyopia

Describes the condition where the eye exhibits a progressively diminished ability to focus on near objects.

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Retinoblastoma eye cancer

Retinoblastoma

a rare form of eye cancer which generally affects children under 5 years old. It is treatable but if signs are noticed they must be checked out quickly.

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