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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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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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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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