Eye Care Blog

Optimax news and insights provide a flavour of how life can be brighter and more enjoyable after treatment with us...

We hope these updates help provide you with better an understanding of our vision correction treatments and their benefits.

Page 1 of 16 Next

13 May 2021

Author: Kate Green

What are secondary cataracts and how can you treat them?

secondary cataracts

As you get older, the proteins in your eye clump together and, over the years, this slowly clouds the natural lens in your eye. Cataract surgery is performed more than 18 million times globally each year. By the age of 80, over half over people will have had a cataract as it is simply a natural part of the ageing process.

Read more

06 May 2021

Author: Kate Green

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): What is it, and what are the causes and symptoms?

conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye) is a condition which occurs when your conjunctiva becomes inflamed due to an infection. The conjunctiva is a thin layer that covers the whites of your eyes (also known as the sclera), as well as lining the inside of your eyelids. Conjunctivitis, while uncomfortable, is not likely to cause any permanent damage to your vision...

Read more

29 April 2021

Author: Kate Green

Corneal ulcers: Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

corneal ulcer

A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea, the transparent layer which forms the front of your eye. The cornea covers your iris (the coloured part of your eye) and your pupil (the black centre of your eye), so a corneal ulcer can have devastating impacts on your vision if left untreated. You can’t always see a corneal ulcer, but sometimes there will be a white spot on your cornea which is visible when you look closely in the mirror...

Read more

27 April 2021

Author: Kate Green

What are pingueculae and pterygia, and how can you treat them?

Pinguecula

A pinguecula is a non-cancerous lump on the sclera, the white part of your eye. It is caused by overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun, so with sunny days approaching and summer just around the corner, when better to discuss the impacts of the sun on your eyes? A pinguecula is usually yellow in colour and typically grows on the side of your eyeball closest to your nose.

Read more

22 April 2021

Author: Kate Green

Dilated pupils: Causes and treatments

dilated pupils

Dilated pupils, otherwise known as big pupils or large pupils, is the name for when your pupils (the black part in the centre of your eye) grow larger than the average 2-4mm size in bright light. The muscles in your iris (the coloured part of your eye) control the size of the pupil, which is what determines how much light enters your eye.

Read more

20 April 2021

Author: Kate Green

Can you get a cataract twice?

can you get a cataract twice

One of the questions we are asked the most around cataract surgery is whether or not a cataract can return once it has been removed. Simply, the answer is no but it’s important to understand exactly what a cataract is and how it forms.

Read more

15 April 2021

Author: Kate Green

Chemosis causes, symptoms and treatment

what is chemosis

Chemosis is a condition where the conjunctiva, the tissue that lines the inside of your eyelids and the surface of your eyes, becomes swollen and irritated. Appearance-wise, it may look like you have a blister covering the white of your eye, or it could look like there is excess fluid trapped under the surface.

Read more

13 April 2021

Author: Kate Green

Why is my eyelid twitching and how can I stop it?

why is my eye twitching

We’ve probably all experienced eyelid twitches at some point in our lives, whether they bothered us for two minutes or two hours at a time. They can be so distracting and prevent you from focusing on the task at hand, often impacting your performance at work. Eyelid twitches are also known as myokymia...

Read more

08 April 2021

Author: Kate Green

Can houseplants boost your eye health?

Houseplants eye health

There’s been lots of talk about how having houseplants around your home can lift your mood and bring a touch of the outdoors in, but did you know that they can also boost your eye health and help relieve symptoms of conditions such as dry eye disease?

Read more

06 April 2021

Author: Kate Green

What is Wavefront technology for laser eye surgery?

what is wavefront

Wavefront technology involves obtaining a unique map of each eye as a whole, and not just your corneal surface. We conduct some scans at your initial consultation to create the map, gathering data from hundreds of points across your eye. These points vary from person to person, and even between your own two eyes, so it helps us to programme the laser with settings very specific to your own prescription and eye characteristics.

Read more
Page 1 of 16 Next