What is vision therapy? A specialised treatment for children with ‘lazy eye’

We say that a child has a lazy eye or suffers from amblyopia when one or both eyes have decreased vision. It is a delay in the development of the visual function that can be due to injuries, diseases of the eye or visual pathway, refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism) or a squint (strabismus). In [...]

Patients with AMD must do all they can to protect their macula

In the same way that sensitive skin needs sunscreen, people who have been diagnosed with macular degeneration, should do all they can to protect their eyes from the sun, especially the macula. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disease affecting the central part of the retina, the macula, whose function is to provide the [...]

Nystagmus can be caused by excess alcohol consumption

El nistagmus es un movimiento involuntario, rápido y repetitivo de los ojos. Por lo general, el movimiento es de lado a lado, pero también puede ser hacia arriba y hacia abajo o circular. El movimiento puede variar entre lento y rápido, y por lo general afecta a ambos ojos.

The new Smile laser: the latest technique for operations for near-sightedness and astigmatism

The new SMILE laser allows operations on patients with myopia of over five dioptres and up to twelve dioptres more safely and effectively, and ensures greater structural stability in the cornea in the long run. In addition, complications of dry eye are reduced as the surgery is minimally invasive. The SMILE technique is the most [...]

Smoking seriously harms the retina

The 31st May was World No Tobacco Day, and we would like to point out in our blog that smoking also has a direct relationship with eye health as it can cause macular degeneration. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a progressive disease that mainly affects people of over 50 years of age and, is caused [...]

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