Bullying of children with sight loss is ‘common’

According to the findings of a report by Blind Children UK, a great number of children with sight loss are being bullied at school… A study with a title of Parents and the playground: a study of attitudes towards children and young people, found that 43% of children with a visual impairment have experienced some … Read more

Discovery could shed light on glaucoma:

A recently discovered layer in the human cornea has been found to make a significant contribution to the tissue that controls the flow of the fluid in the eye. Research conducted by the University of Nottingham and published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology showed that ‘Dua’s Layer’ named after Professor Harminder Dua who discovered it, … Read more

Welcome to World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week is a joint initiative between the World Glaucoma Association and the World Glaucoma Patient Association and has had a highly successful run for the past 7 years.  IntraOcular Pressure (IOP) is one of the major risk factors for developing Glaucoma, and early detection is the major key to preventing blindness Millions of people … Read more

We always keep the patient in mind during the high-tech, high-touch exam

Whilst our new instrumentation can provide a high-tech, high-touch exam, our Consultants never  lose sight of the “human interaction” at the basis of the Optometrist / Doctor-patient relationship. “ We always keep in mind the end users of this technology, our patients, and their perception of technology,” advises Charles Babumba. We reassure the patient when … Read more

What causes me to have dry eyes?

Dry eye occurs when there are insufficient tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears maintain a healthy ocular surface and provide a smooth surface, enabling clear and comfortable vision. Dry eye sufferers either do not produce enough tears or the quality of tears produced is poor. This a problem commonly seen in practice. During … Read more

New options improve diagnosis, treatment of meibomian gland dysfunction in children

World Ophthalmology Congress   (2014) TOKYO — Meibomian gland dysfunction in children is an underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed pathology that needs accurate assessment of clinical signs and symptoms and thoughtful treatment, according to one specialist. “Prevalence is variable, between 3% and 77%, depending on areas and climates, and seems to be higher in the Asian population. Symptoms … Read more