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Floaters

What is Floaters? Floaters are tiny particles that are suspended in the vitreous fluid inside the eye. They become apparent when they drift past the light beam that enters the eye through the pupil. Floaters develop when small pieces of the vitreous fluid inside the eye become detached and starts to float around inside...

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve gets damaged because of elevated intraocular pressure in the eye. Low-pressure glaucoma can also manifest with normal pressures but associated nerve damage. There are two main types of glaucoma called open-angle glaucoma and closed-angle glaucoma. Chronic open-angle glaucom...

What is Cataracts?

A cataract is an opacification of the intraocular lens which leads to deterioration of vision. It is the most common cause of blindness worldwide and is easily treatable with surgery. The deterioration of vision is a result of the opacification in the lens that stops light from entering the eye. Cataracts are mainly ca...

What is Computer Vision Syndrome?

Computer related task are becoming a bigger part of our daily lives. This puts a person’s visual system under a huge amount of stress which can cause discomfort for many patients. Symptoms of CVS include burning, irritated eyes, headaches, double vision, light sensitivity and blurred vision at near and sometimes at f...

What is Aged Related Macular Degeneration?

ARMD is one of the leading causes of blindness in South Africa. It is prevalent in people of age 65 and older. The macula is the part of the retina which is responsible for central clear vision. Symptoms of ARMD include distorted or unclear central vision. Because this condition is painless, it is often not diagnosed u...

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