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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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May 26, 2017

What are the Chances of an Infection After Laser Eye Surgery?

In a study released by the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS) the risk of infectious keratitis in the eyes after laser vision correction was analysed. Have you ever wondered what the likelihood of an infection is after laser vision correction? What is microbial keratitis? The condition is caused when the cornea, the clear, […]

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May 19, 2017

5 Random Facts About Your Eyes

Your eyes are one of the most fascinating and developed organs in your entire body. It takes half of your brain to control and process your vision and 80% of your memories are a result of what you have seen using them. We’ve put together some of our favourite fun facts about your eyes. 1) You […]

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May 12, 2017

The Google Doodle Created in Honour of Ferdinand Monoyer

Earlier this week on the 9th May an animated Google Doodle was created in honour of Ferdinand Monoyer’s 181st birthday. The doodle features a pair of eyes on the left, which form the ‘O’s in the word Google, alongside an eye chart on the right. As the eyes squint, the letters on the right become […]

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May 05, 2017

Healthy Vision Month: Can you spot the sun-seeker not wearing any sunglasses?

The summer months are slowly but surely on their way, so what better way to encourage sun-seekers to protect their vision than with a brainteaser with an eye-testing twist? With the sun fighting to get through the clouds, we’ve come up with this eye-boggling brain teaser that asks challengers to spot the sun-seeker that isn’t […]

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April 28, 2017

6 Reasons Why Women Could Be More Prone to Eye Problems Than Men

Studies now show that there is a gap between both sexes in regards to eye diseases and vision problems. Women are more likely than men to lose their vision or experience a variety of eye conditions. With the likelihood higher for females they need to be extra vigilant with their eye care. But, why are […]

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April 21, 2017

Sunlight and Your Eyes

We often take our eyes for granted. They are an essential part of our overall health and one of the most important out of all of our senses. We are often told to avoid sunlight to protect our eyesight, but why should we listen to this advice? Sunlight and myopia: Myopia is the official name […]

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April 07, 2017

Ocular Health: A Blind Spot in Parliament

At the end of March, the issue of eye health was discussed in parliament – for the first time in nearly seven years. Led by Wealden MP Nusrat Ghani, a parliamentary blind spot was addressed in a 90-minute debate in the House of Commons Chamber. Ms Ghani called for the government to develop and implement […]

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March 31, 2017

Microbial Keratitis: Contact Lens infection vs LASIK

New research has found that if you wear contact lenses for 10 years, you’re six times more likely to develop a sight-threatening infection than if you’d had laser eye surgery. Can you radically reduce these risks by ditching contact lenses and opting to go under the laser to correct your vision instead? According to scientists at […]

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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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