Category Archives: Eye Care

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High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, arthritis, cancers and now potentially Parkinsons… An eye examination is so much more than a test of your vision
A new study shows promising signs that in the future an eye examination will be able to identify the early stages of Parkinson’s disease.   Researchers have identified that changes in the shape of the eye occur before...
Four-year-old eye examination
When should I get my child’s eyes examined?
Some children will receive vision screening either in nursery or in primary one, however this does not check the health of their eyes so a comprehensive eye examination is strongly advised. Whilst the majority of childr...
Ian Cameron furthering his knowledge
Ian Cameron performs eye surgery in ‘Glaucoma Wet Lab’
  Last week I attended the ‘Glaucoma Wet Lab’. Officially for doctors, these are hands on practical events where you are offered the chance to practice surgical techniques on pigs eyes. Whilst I perform a huge range of...
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300,000 have undiagnosed glaucoma – are you at risk?
We’re supporting National Glaucoma Week (6-12 June) and encouraging people to book an eye exam to check for signs of the disease. An estimated 600,000 people in the UK have glaucoma, with potentially another 300,000 having undi...
One in ten lie to their optician because they want to wear glasses
Over half of Britons admit to lying to their optometrist
With one in ten faking results because they want to wear glasses! A recent survey has found that over half (54%) of Britons have lied to their optometrist. When it comes to your eyes, examinations are there to help identify iss...
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Know the signs of retinoblastoma – eye cancer in children
The first thing to say is, retinoblastoma, a form of eye cancer in children, is very rare. However, because it is rare, there is little awareness of the symptoms or even its existence. It is a fast growing cancer so early detectio...