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Focus surgeons are experts in their field and frequently seen in national media, including on television, radio and the press. We are often promoting issues of eye health, or being asked to comment on key topics.

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January 13, 2017

Dry Eye Disease: An Increase of the Disease in Children Linked to Smartphone Use

Have you ever experienced pain, irritation or dryness in your eyes without any real explanation? Or, ever had sore and uncomfortable eyes after a screen-filled day at work and put it down to being tired? You could be one of 300 million people who suffer from periods of dry eye disease. What is it? Linked […]

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January 06, 2017

Blepharitis: Causes, symptoms and treatments

Itchy eyes are a common sign of tiredness, but if your eyes are often itchy and pink, your eyelashes are crusty and your eyelids are raw, there’s a chance you might have a condition blepharitis. What is blepharitis? Blepharitis is a common condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids, including the skin, lashes and meibomian […]

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December 23, 2016

Colour Blindness: Symptoms and Treatments

Do you have difficulty telling if colours are blue and yellow, or red and green? Do other people sometimes inform you that the colour you think you are seeing is wrong? If so, these are primary signs that you have a colour vision deficiency. Don’t worry if this is the case, as you’re not alone. […]

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December 16, 2016

Did you know brussels sprouts can help save your sight this Christmas?

Did you know your Christmas vegetables could be giving you more than you bargained for?  New research has found that the famously unpopular brussels sprout could actually help save your sight.

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December 16, 2016

Brussels Sprouts: The Seasonal Superfood that will Save your Sight

Your Christmas vegetables could be giving you more than you bargained for, as new research has found that the famously unpopular brussels sprout could actually help save your sight. The tiny green vegetable has a bad reputation, but even if you’ve had a bad experience with them in the past, they’re worth giving another shot […]

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December 09, 2016

7 surprising things your eyes can reveal about your health

Did you know that the eyes can reveal conditions such as cholesterol, mental health, blood pressure, diabetes and even cancer? It may sound surprising but your eyes are a unique window into your health. It’s the only place in the body where, without surgery, you can see veins, arteries, and a nerve (the optic nerve). Not […]

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December 08, 2016

Could an iPad game cure lazy eye in children?

We all know that too much iPad use is leading to a number of health issues that could potentially affect our children’s vision – however it’s not all bad news, as research has found an iPad game that can cure lazy eye in children. Lazy eye, also known as Amblyopia, is a condition where the […]

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November 25, 2016

Why uncontrolled diabetes can lead to serious eye problems

Did you know nearly one person in every 25 in the UK has diabetes? It can take time to get your diabetes under control, but the results are worth it – otherwise you could set yourself up for a host of complications. Diabetes can take a toll on nearly every organ in your body, and […]

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November 23, 2016

Can you spot the robin perched in this herd of reindeer?

The holidays are coming and what better way to get in the festive spirit than with an eye-boggling brain teaser. With the biggest Christmas adverts of the year now released spreading festive cheer across the country, we have come up with this eye-boggling brain teaser that asks challengers to to spot the robin hiding among the […]

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November 18, 2016

The epidemic outbreak of Acanthamoeba keratitis

Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare, but serious vision threatening parasitic infection seen most often in contact lens wearers. First recognised in 1973, Acanthamoeba are naturally occurring amoeba (tiny, one-celled animals) commonly found in water sources, such as tap water, well water, hot tubs, and soil and sewage systems. If these tiny parasites infect the eye, […]

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November 11, 2016

The dangers of wearing contact lenses

Around 3 million people in the UK wear contact lenses and they can provide a safe and effective way to correct vision when used with care and proper supervision – but you may not realise the full impact of the consequences if you don’t properly care for your contacts. A recent news story uncovered the dangers of […]

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November 04, 2016

Parents need to remind children to take a digital break

Most of us don’t go a day without using a digital screen, whether it’s at work on a computer, reading off a tablet or tending to our smartphone – and now younger and younger children are being exposed to digital screens. Tablets and phones have replaced the TV as a way of keeping children entertained. […]

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