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What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a name we give to a group of conditions where damage is caused to the optic nerve as it leaves the eye. The optic nerve carries the signal to the brain allowing us to see. When damaged this results in patchy loss of vision with eventual blindness if left untreated. It has a strong association […]

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AMD Awareness Week 10th to 16th September 2018

AMD Awareness Week 2018 ‘SightSee With Me’ will take place from the 10th-16th September. This year marks the 11th anniversary of the event. The aim of the awareness week is to create greater public awareness and understanding of AMD, and encourage those aged 50 and over to get their eyes tested regularly. Further information on […]

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Mistakes we are all making with sunblock

I am constantly asked for the magic bullet of anti-ageing. Rather than extolling the latest high-tech laser I always emphasise the benefits of regular, consistent use of sunblock from an early age. Thankfully we Irish are slowly abandoning the lobster- complexions of yesteryear in favour of decent sun protection but even those of us with […]

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Best Treatment for Sudden Massive Subretinal Bleeds in Age Related Macular Degeneration

Video: Demonstrating subretinal TPA technique performed by John Doris   Great post from Niall Patton Consultant Ophthalmic, Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Published 18th October 2016 I would like to bring to your attention a recent study published in this month’s Retinal Journal ref¹. This is an interesting article which has tried to […]

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Do Probiotic’s have a role in Uveitis Management?

Article review: Gut Microbes May Trigger Non-infectious Uveitis. Written by Linda Roach et al. Clinical update: EyeNet Magazine, July 2018. American Academy of Ophthalmology. This was a very interesting article which describes how gut microbes may underlie autoimmune eye disease (non-infectious Uveitis) and how probiotics may have a role in the management. “The microbes that […]

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Micropulse laser does it work?

A review of Subthreshold Micropulse Laser for Treatment of Macular Disorders Adv Ther. 2017;34(7):1528-1555. Very interesting meta-analysis of published literature of subthreshold micropulse laser treatment for Central Serous Retinopathy, Retinal Vein Occlusion and Diabetic Maculopathy. Micropulse laser is a new laser treatment modality which is different from conventional continuous wave retinal laser treatments. It […]

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