General eye conditions archive

In this blog, you will find information about general eye conditions that we treat at Clinica London. Some of these conditions include:

We blog about the different conditions, the treatments necessary and technology advances. To learn more about the eye conditions that we treat, check our blog or contact us.

Blogs about general eye conditions

Little-known ways to treat meibomian gland dysfunction at home

If you suffer from the genetic condition meibomian gland dysfunction, you will suffer from dry, itchy, red eyes most likely accompanied by a low-grade infection along your eyelid margins. Although you will never get rid of it entirely, there is a tried and trusted way of keeping this troublesome condition at bay, which is cleaning, massaging and warming your eyelids. However, we hear of various other home remedies that are said to work. Read on to find out if they’re worth a try!

By |2018-12-14T12:28:30+00:00November 28th, 2018|General Eye Conditions|Comments Off on Little-known ways to treat meibomian gland dysfunction at home

Incision and curettage, getting rid of your chalazion once and for all

Are you bothered by a recurrent lump on your eyelid? This is most likely to be a chalazion, and it’s particularly stubborn. It may vary in size and may sometimes even shrink back, but it never goes away entirely! However, you don’t have to put up with it - at Clinica London, we offer a same-day, one-stop treatment package that will zap your chalazion for good. Click here to find out more.

By |2018-12-14T12:19:18+00:00November 26th, 2018|Chalazion, General Eye Conditions, Jaheed Khan, Jane Olver, Laura Crawley, Naz Raoof, Sajjad Ahmad|Comments Off on Incision and curettage, getting rid of your chalazion once and for all

Why does my conjunctivitis keep coming back?

If you’re getting recurrent conjunctivitis, you need to find out what the source of the infection is. Conjunctivitis is caught from someone else, or it can arise as a result of a low-grade infection, but either way, you need to seek expert help to make sure that it’s cured once and for all. One of our patients had severe recurrent conjunctivitis to the extent where it clouded her cornea and caused her to have blurred vision. She could not get rid of it, and it was a very worrying time for her. It was only when she finally sought help at Clinica London that her problem was solved and she is now looking and feeling much better.

By |2018-12-14T12:55:18+00:00November 23rd, 2018|Allergic Eye Disease, Conjunctivitis, General Eye Conditions|Comments Off on Why does my conjunctivitis keep coming back?

Suffering from an itchy, red eye? We’ll diagnose your condition and provide the right treatment

Suffering from an itchy red eye is not only irritating but can make you feel self-conscious. The most likely explanation is blepharitis, which has a variety of causes. It’s important to get the problem diagnosed as soon as possible to prevent it from getting worse, and to make sure that it doesn’t come back. Our experts at Clinica London can help.

By |2018-12-14T12:00:11+00:00November 22nd, 2018|General Eye Conditions, Jaheed Khan, Jane Olver, Laura Crawley, Naz Raoof, Sajjad Ahmad|Comments Off on Suffering from an itchy, red eye? We’ll diagnose your condition and provide the right treatment

How we may be able to slow myopia development and progression in children in the near future using Atropine

Myopia in children is a hot topic among eye doctors and parents because it is a growing problem globally. International studies are concluding on a new treatment that we hope to be able to offer in the near future to halt the progression of the condition in your child. The children’s ophthalmologist at Clinica London can recommend suitable glasses for a child who suffers from myopia and can advise on environmental and lifestyle changes that will help.

By |2018-12-14T11:22:18+00:00November 1st, 2018|General Eye Conditions, Myopia|Comments Off on How we may be able to slow myopia development and progression in children in the near future using Atropine

An exciting development in the treatment for myopia in children – and what you can do to help

Unless we tackle the growing incidence of myopia head-on, it will soon affect most of the population. There is a lot of research under way into this condition - which is reaching epidemic proportions - and already the data for children born in 2000 show that they are developing myopia at an increasing rate. We need to deal with this escalating problem with medical treatment and a change in our behaviour, rather than relying on glasses, contact lenses and refractive surgery. In our leisure hours, we should be getting outside and taking part in activities in natural light, particularly sunlight, which involve using our distance vision.

By |2018-12-13T17:38:18+00:00October 31st, 2018|General Eye Conditions, Myopia, Naz Raoof, Sajjad Ahmad|Comments Off on An exciting development in the treatment for myopia in children – and what you can do to help

Act now to halt progression of myopia in your child

Because of the high incidence of myopia in China and Singapore, parents and school authorities there now ensure that pupils spend more time outside, not just studying indoors, where they will be using their near vision. We hope to be able to offer a new treatment very soon that is currently in the final stages of medical research. Until then, however, it’s important to develop a plan for your child’s vision, and there is a lot that you can do at home to prevent them from developing myopia. Read on to find out how you can help your child.

By |2018-12-13T17:35:34+00:00October 30th, 2018|General Eye Conditions, Myopia, Naz Raoof, News|Comments Off on Act now to halt progression of myopia in your child

Sunlight can slow the progression of myopia in your child

If you’re looking for a way to help your myopic child, part of the problem can be getting them off their iPads and mobile phones in the first place. However, this is not solely the issue. The significant factor is light quality - and the better and stronger the light quality, the more your myopic child will benefit. Sunlight stimulates the production of dopamine, which has an anti-myopic effect. So you can make a real difference by getting your child out into the sunshine as often as possible.

By |2018-12-13T17:33:23+00:00October 29th, 2018|General Eye Conditions, Myopia, News|Comments Off on Sunlight can slow the progression of myopia in your child

Half the world population will suffer from myopia by 2050, experts predict

Short-sightedness is a rapidly growing problem globally, and in Asia it is rife. In the South Korean town of Seoul, researchers have calculated that 96 per cent of young people are already myopic by the age of 19. Europe isn't far behind, with 80 to 90 per cent of youngsters up to the age of 15 estimated to be short-sighted, while in the 18 to 28 age group, 60 per cent need glasses or contact lenses to correct the condition. The incidence of myopia is growing at a rate of 10 per cent a year, and by 2050, experts estimate that half the world population will be short-sighted.

By |2018-12-13T17:30:48+00:00October 25th, 2018|General Eye Conditions, Myopia, Sajjad Ahmad|Comments Off on Half the world population will suffer from myopia by 2050, experts predict