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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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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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October 28, 2016

The secret superfood that could stop you going blind

We are a nation of coffee drinkers. In fact, in the UK alone we drink approximately 55 million cups of coffee every day. Thousands of studies have looked at coffee use in the past few decades and lately, more and more are reporting the real health benefits for coffee drinkers, from helping prevent diabetes, to […]

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October 21, 2016

What kind of laser eye surgery is right for you?

Until contact lenses were made popular in the 1950’s, the only way to correct vision problems was to wear glasses. Fast forward to 2016 and there is an abundance of different approaches to correct vision, from reshaping the cornea in procedures such as LASIK and PRK, to refractive lens exchange surgery. So how do you […]

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October 14, 2016

Exercises to improve your eye health

Do you suffer from eyestrain, blurred vision, headaches, increased sensitivity to bright light, tired eyes or difficulty sustaining attention? When your eyes get tired but still have some work to do, you can do a number of eye exercises to help improve your eyesight and take the strain away. Our eyes need regular exercise in […]

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October 10, 2016

What is age-related macular degeneration?

If you’ve been diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration, you’re not alone. In the UK, over 600,000 people are affected with the condition, and is one of the leading causes of severe vision loss in people over 60. You may not notice any change in your vision during the early stages, especially if you have AMD […]

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October 07, 2016

Glaucoma: A Leading Cause of Blindness

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness throughout the world, especially in older people, with estimates of suspected cases at over 60 million worldwide. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects your eye to your brain, becomes damaged, usually as a result of an increased pressure […]

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October 06, 2016

The Principle Causes of Blindness Worldwide

Worldwide, over 285 million people are estimated to be visually impaired: 39 million are blind and 246 million have low vision. About 90% of the world’s visually impaired live in low-income settings and 82% of people living with blindness are aged 50 and above. Multiple afflictions can affect the same eye and the leading causes […]

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October 04, 2016

World Sight Day 2016

285 million people are blind or visually impaired – 80% of those don’t have to be. This day is dedicated to raising global awareness for blindness and visual impairment. Held every year, on the second Thursday of October, World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision […]

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