Eye Conditions

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Common Eye Conditions

Macular degeneration is the most common form of vision loss in people age 50 or older. It occurs when the macula, an important part of the retina, becomes damaged.


Glaucoma refers to a number of diseases that damage the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss. It is usually caused by abnormally high pressure inside the eye.


Astigmatism is a common vision problem that causes distorted, fuzzy, or blurry vision as a result of an irregular curve in the eye’s lens or cornea.


Hypertensive retinopathy is a condition in which high blood pressure causes vision problems by limiting the retina’s function and increasing pressure on the optic nerve.

Color blindness is an inherited or acquired condition in which the patient has difficulty distinguishing certain colors or cannot see any colors at all. It is more common in men than in women.

Cataracts are dense, cloudy areas that slowly form in the lens of the eye. They are common in older people, but can also be present at birth or caused by medications, disease, trauma, or radiation.

Diabetic retinopathy causes vision problems as a result of type 1 or 2 diabetes, which can damage the blood vessels of the eye’s retina. It may start as minor visual problems but it can eventually cause blindness.

Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS)

This service is available to anyone with new or a very recent minor eye problem, allowing them to get the help that they need quickly rather than waiting for a GP appointment, or going to A&E. Simply call us and we will see you right away. For more information on this service click on this link: Minor Eye Conditions Service.
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