Can Herpes affect the eye?

The Herpes virus falls into two categories Herpes Keratitis is a viral infection of the eye caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). HSV has two types. • TYPE I: HSV- I is the most common and primarily affects the facial area, causing the familiar cold sores and fever blisters • TYPE II: HSV-II is…

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Treatment for blocked tear duct.

A blocked tear duct can be very uncomfortable for several reasons. It can cause constant watering or frequent pus like discharge out of the inner corners of the eye. There are several ways to treat a blocked tear duct. One of the procedures is aimed at restoring normal flow through the tear duct and in…

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What is Amblyopia?

Amblyopia is an early childhood condition where a child’s eyesight in one eye does not develop as it optimally should. The problem is most often evident in one eye but can be present, under more unusual circumstances, in both eyes. Amblyopia is also commonly known as “lazy eye” and affects 2 percent of children. In…

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What is glaucoma?

The human eye produces a fluid called aqueous humour which is responsible for the nourishment of the eye. This fluid is produced at a constant rate within the eye and also exits the eye through normal channels that can get compromised by disease and aging. “Normal” eye pressure is maintained when there is a healthy…

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Squint or strabismus treatment.

Squint or strabismus occurs when both eyes are not aligned or parallel with each other. One eye is straight and other might be looking inwards, outwards or somtimes upwards. Some children are born with this misalignment of the eyes or they may develop it within the first couple of years of life. This can be…

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The importance of an eye examination

The retina is the inner layer of the eye where all the images are formed and then perceived by the brain enabling a person to see. If our retina is not well developed our vision will never develop properly. Development of the human retina continues to occur throughout pregnancy and absence in the blood vessels…

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Treatment for macular degeneration

There are several types of macular degeneration. In the more serious type of macular degeration often called “wet macular degeneration”, injections are given directly to the eye to stop abnormal blood vessels from growing or leaking inside the eye. Left untreated, these abnormal blood vessels result in  patients experiencing irreversible visual field loss. Although the…

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What is a cornea transplant?

The human cornea is a clear, transparent, dome shaped structure at the front of the eye that allows light to pass through while bending it and in so doing helping it come to a crisp focus on the retina.  Individuals who for a host of reasons, either due to inborn disease,  chemical injury to the…

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Could you be affected by glaucoma?

Glaucoma, in most circumstances, is a painless, progressive disease of the eyes that causes an irreversible loss of vision. It is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide and causes loss of vision for millions of people, each year, worldwide.  Unlike loss of vision due to the development of cataracts, which causes a general…

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Steps to take in case of an eye injury

If you have any eye injury, contact your eye specialist immediately for advice. Most eye doctors have emergency contact numbers for injuries that occur after normal business hours or on weekends. If you have an eye emergency,  please do not insist on waiting to see a particular doctor. All trained eye specialists are capable of…

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