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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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March 24, 2017

Hay Fever: Preventing Itchy Eyes

Spring days are nigh, and for many of us, with the increasing pollen count, hay fever is looming. The oncoming bouts of itchy eyes and a runny nose fill sufferers with dread, so what would be better than to prepare for, and possibly eliminate, these symptoms before pollen terrorises them for foreseeable sunny days? It […]

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March 17, 2017

Photophobia: symptoms, causes and treatments

Photophobia literally means “fear of light”, and although it sounds like an intense fear or phobia it is, in fact, an intense intolerance towards light that affects your vision. Also known as light sensitivity, sources such as fluorescent light, incandescent light and even natural sunlight can all cause discomfort to sufferers of photophobia. Light is […]

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March 10, 2017

The Right to Sight: Why are half of all blind people still living in the dark?

There are approximately 39 million blind people in the world. But did you know that more than half of them needn’t be blind? Their blindness is curable if they could only get the sight-saving surgery they need. Here at Focus, we want to raise awareness of world blindness. Using International Council of Ophthalmology data we have […]

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February 24, 2017

Your Most Common Laser Eye Surgery Fears and Questions: Answered.

Trying to understand the confusing world of laser eye surgery can feel like a daunting task. One of the most common misconceptions is huge amounts of pain, but rest assured this does not happen! Laser eye surgery is reliable, virtually painless and takes approximately 5 minutes. It is only natural to be curious and have […]

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February 17, 2017

Keep Your Eyes Open to Spot the Symptoms of Cataracts

Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness. Estimates suggest that around half of people aged 75-85 have experienced some vision loss due to cataracts. Primarily a condition that affects the older generation, it can come on as early as your 40s. Rare cases of cataracts have also been seen in young children and even […]

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February 10, 2017

What is your eye colour telling the world?

One of the most defining features of the face, your eye colour can also reflect some aspects of your personality too. Brown eyes? You’re seen as a natural leader. Green? One of the more rarer colours and seen as the sexiest of them all. Why do we have different eye colours? Eye colour is determined […]

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January 27, 2017

Eye Terms Glossary

You might have heard of the term LASIK eye surgery, but do you know what it means? What about Amblyopia or Esotropia? When researching anything about eye care, eye health, laser eye surgery, or sight loss you are confronted by a long list of vocabulary that you may, or may not, understand. Here at Focus […]

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January 20, 2017

7 Things to Know About Styes

Did you know that there are two types of the common stye, and they’re caused by a natural bacteria on our skin that we coexist with every day?   What is a stye? A stye is a small and painful inflammation that appears as a lump on the inside or outside of the eyelid. They […]

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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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