The complexity of the human eye

The eyes are complex organs which perform a critical function from the moment we wake until we go to bed. It is therefore important that we look after them and have regular eye examinations.

Click on the name below to find out more about the following eye conditions.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a degenerative condition associated with the optic nerve at the back of the eye.


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Cataract

Cataracts are cloudy patches in the lens (the transparent structure at the front of the eye) that can make vision blurred or misty.


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Macular Degeneration

Is a medical condition which usually affects older adults and results in a loss of vision in the center of the visual field (the macula) because of damage to the retina


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Dry Eye

This is a very common condition that occurs when the eyes do not produce enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly.


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Diabetic Retinopathy

The most serious eye condition associated with diabetes involves the retina and the blood vessels lying within it.


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Red Eye

A red eye can look alarming, although it may have an entirely innocent cause. It is always advisable to have it checked, especially if associated with pain, as this may highlight a more serious underlying condition.


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