Archive: Ophthalmology

Squint information sheet

What is a squint? A squint is a condition in which the eyes point in different directions. One eye will be straight but the other eye will be pointing in...

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Registered Sight Impaired

If you are reading this leaflet, you or a family member will have been seen by a Senior Ophthalmologist who has told you that your sight has deteriorated to a...

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Registered Severely Sight Impaired

If you are reading this leaflet, you or a family member will have been seen by a Senior Ophthalmologist who has told you that your sight has deteriorated to a...

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Fluorescein Angiography

What is a fluorescein angiogram? This is a photographic test of the retina at the back of the eye. A yellow dye called fluorescein is injected into a vein in...

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Occlusion Treatment (Eye Patching)

Why does your child need a patch? It has been found that your child has reduced vision in one eye (amblyopia, also sometimes known as a ‘lazy eye’). There are...

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Cataract surgery For Patients who have had previous refractive Corneal Surgery

You have decided to have cataract surgery. However, as you have had previous refractive corneal surgery you need to be aware of the following points: • Measurements are taken to...

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Intravitreal Injection

What is an intravitreal injection? An intravitreal injection is an injection of a drug into the vitreous body (the jelly in the eye). It is given through the sclera (the...

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How to use your eye drops

1. Read the instructions on the label and treat only the eye stated. If you are given a different bottle for each eye, use the correct bottle. 2. Wash your...

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Dispensing Bifocals to Children

When dispensing bifocals to children, the top edge of the bifocal segment must bisect the pupil, or sit 1-2mm below it when the child is looking straight ahead. (Figure A)....

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AREDS 2 trial of vitamins and minerals for macular degeneration

The AREDS 2 trial of vitamins and minerals for macular degeneration (MD) prevention was published in 2013. The research shows that some groups of people given a special treatment with...

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