PROMOTIONAre you worried about your eye health?Expert eye surgeon Mr Michael Tappin takes a look at some of the most commoneye health concerns that affect people, their symptoms, and treatment options..CONDITION: EYELID CYSTLaser cataract surgery is now alsoavailable which is minimally invasiveand beings a whole new level ofaccuracy and precision to steps thatare traditionally performed by hand.Many patients upgrade to refractivelens exchange which uses a bespokelens tailored to their prescription. Thisreduces or completely eliminates theneed for glasses and contact lenses.CONDITION: BLEPHARITISSymptoms: Eyelid lumpor swellingInflamed sore eyeWhat is it? An eyelid cyst (orchalazion) is a small, usually painlessround lump found in the upper orlower eyelid.Causes: It is caused by a blockageof the meibomian gland (one of thesmall glands in the eyelid) and cansometimes be mistaken for a stye.Who is affected? People with thickerSymptoms: Sore, gritty burning ortired eyesWho is affected? This can affect peopleof almost any age. Approximately20% of the population have a degreeof blepharitis, but not ahways severeenough to presentE symptoms.Causes: The condition is caused byour own bacteria growing on the skinaround the eyelashes, These irritatethe eye and cause the symptoms.Treatment: Blepharitis is usuallya long-term condition, however,establishing a daily routine bymeibomian gland secretions thanothers are at greater risk.How to treat it: It is usually harmlessand nearly all resolve within severalweeks. Applying a warm compress tothe affected eye can help. If persistent,an eyelid cyst can be removedby excision and curettage. However,if the lump bleeds or does not resolvewithin a few weeks Irecommendhaving it checked by an eye surgeon asit could be something more serious.cleaning the lashes with a specialcleaning product available from anoptician or a chemist can often help.Consultant Ophthalmologist and Laser-Vision co-founder Mr Michael TappinCONDITION: KERATOCONUSSymptoms: Blurred vision, distortedvision, increasing astigmatism,poor vision, in more severe cases itCONDITION: DRY EYESymptoms: A gritty'scratehy feelingburning sensation, wutering eyes,tiredness sensation especially towandsthe end of the dayis not correctable with glasses or softcontact lensesCONDITION: CATARACTSSymptoms: Blurry and elouded vision,sensitivity to light and glare, haloesaround bright lights, difficulty readingsmall print and text on television,What is it? Keratoconus is a condikionthat affects the cornea, the clear windowat the front ofthe eye. It causes the centralWhat is itt A condition in whicha person doesn't produce enougharea of the cornea to become weakandquality tears to lubricate and nourishthe eye. Tears are necessary formaintaining the health of the frontsurface of the eye as well as providingclear vision.thinner which keads to an abnormalrapidlly changing eyeglasses or contactlens prescriptionWhat is it? Cataracts are formed whenbulge in the shape. Keratocomus usuallyaffects both eyes, but one is usually moreaffected than the other.Causest The exact cause ofthe eye's natural lens (behind theiris) becomes cloudy. This lens worksmuch like a camera lens - focusinglight on the retina for clear vision andas we age, this becomes more opaque,preventing light rays from passingthrough it - like a frostedglass window,Causes: Age-related, diabetes,eye trauma and medications suchCauses: Dry eye is generally caused byan imbalance of different componentsin the tear film that acts as a shield onthe surface of our eyes.Who is affectedt While it can occurkeratoconus is unknown. It isbelieved that genetics play a roleas a significant minority of casesrun in families.Who is affected? It is usuallydiagnosed in the late teens or earlytwenties and can worsen over time.at any age, dry eye is more commonin women, especially after themenopause. Rheumatold arthritis,Sjogren's syndrome, and blepharitiscan also contribute to the condition.Howis it treated? The key to effectiveHow to treat it: In the earlystages, glasses and specialistcontact lenses may heip correctvision. A surface surgical procedurecalled collagen erosslinking (CXI),as steroids.Who is affectedr Mainly those aged65 or older, however, cataracts candevelop at any age from childhoodonwards.dryeye treatment is to understand theunderlying cause of the symptoms.Using eye drops to produce artificialtears and inserting punctal plugs tomake the most of your natural tearsare effective treatments for dryeye. Addressing other co-existingconditions such as blepharitis isalso beneficial.wherein the cornea is made stifferwith ultraviolet light can stabilise theTreatment options: The only proventreatment that is effective and reversescondition. In very advanced casesa corneal transplant may be needed.the effect of cataract is cataractsurgery - the surgical removal of thenatural lens and implantation of anartificial lens.If you have any change in vision,don't delay, have it checked by aneye care professional.LASER VISIONBook a consultation with Mr Michael Tappin at LaserVision Guildford or Woking0800 023 5456  www.laservision.co.uk  info@laservision.co.ukfocused on you PROMOTION Are you worried about your eye health? Expert eye surgeon Mr Michael Tappin takes a look at some of the most common eye health concerns that affect people, their symptoms, and treatment options.. CONDITION: EYELID CYST Laser cataract surgery is now also available which is minimally invasive and beings a whole new level of accuracy and precision to steps that are traditionally performed by hand. Many patients upgrade to refractive lens exchange which uses a bespoke lens tailored to their prescription. This reduces or completely eliminates the need for glasses and contact lenses. CONDITION: BLEPHARITIS Symptoms: Eyelid lumpor swelling Inflamed sore eye What is it? An eyelid cyst (or chalazion) is a small, usually painless round lump found in the upper or lower eyelid. Causes: It is caused by a blockage of the meibomian gland (one of the small glands in the eyelid) and can sometimes be mistaken for a stye. Who is affected? People with thicker Symptoms: Sore, gritty burning or tired eyes Who is affected? This can affect people of almost any age. Approximately 20% of the population have a degree of blepharitis, but not ahways severe enough to presentE symptoms. Causes: The condition is caused by our own bacteria growing on the skin around the eyelashes, These irritate the eye and cause the symptoms. Treatment: Blepharitis is usually a long-term condition, however, establishing a daily routine by meibomian gland secretions than others are at greater risk. How to treat it: It is usually harmless and nearly all resolve within several weeks. Applying a warm compress to the affected eye can help. If persistent, an eyelid cyst can be removed by excision and curettage. However, if the lump bleeds or does not resolve within a few weeks Irecommend having it checked by an eye surgeon as it could be something more serious. cleaning the lashes with a special cleaning product available from an optician or a chemist can often help. Consultant Ophthalmologist and Laser- Vision co-founder Mr Michael Tappin CONDITION: KERATOCONUS Symptoms: Blurred vision, distorted vision, increasing astigmatism, poor vision, in more severe cases it CONDITION: DRY EYE Symptoms: A gritty'scratehy feeling burning sensation, wutering eyes, tiredness sensation especially towands the end of the day is not correctable with glasses or soft contact lenses CONDITION: CATARACTS Symptoms: Blurry and elouded vision, sensitivity to light and glare, haloes around bright lights, difficulty reading small print and text on television, What is it? Keratoconus is a condikion that affects the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye. It causes the central What is itt A condition in which a person doesn't produce enough area of the cornea to become weakand quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye as well as providing clear vision. thinner which keads to an abnormal rapidlly changing eyeglasses or contact lens prescription What is it? Cataracts are formed when bulge in the shape. Keratocomus usually affects both eyes, but one is usually more affected than the other. Causest The exact cause of the eye's natural lens (behind the iris) becomes cloudy. This lens works much like a camera lens - focusing light on the retina for clear vision and as we age, this becomes more opaque, preventing light rays from passing through it - like a frosted glass window, Causes: Age-related, diabetes, eye trauma and medications such Causes: Dry eye is generally caused by an imbalance of different components in the tear film that acts as a shield on the surface of our eyes. Who is affectedt While it can occur keratoconus is unknown. It is believed that genetics play a role as a significant minority of cases run in families. Who is affected? It is usually diagnosed in the late teens or early twenties and can worsen over time. at any age, dry eye is more common in women, especially after the menopause. Rheumatold arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and blepharitis can also contribute to the condition. Howis it treated? The key to effective How to treat it: In the early stages, glasses and specialist contact lenses may heip correct vision. A surface surgical procedure called collagen erosslinking (CXI), as steroids. Who is affectedr Mainly those aged 65 or older, however, cataracts can develop at any age from childhood onwards. dryeye treatment is to understand the underlying cause of the symptoms. Using eye drops to produce artificial tears and inserting punctal plugs to make the most of your natural tears are effective treatments for dry eye. Addressing other co-existing conditions such as blepharitis is also beneficial. wherein the cornea is made stiffer with ultraviolet light can stabilise the Treatment options: The only proven treatment that is effective and reverses condition. In very advanced cases a corneal transplant may be needed. the effect of cataract is cataract surgery - the surgical removal of the natural lens and implantation of an artificial lens. If you have any change in vision, don't delay, have it checked by an eye care professional. LASER VISION Book a consultation with Mr Michael Tappin at LaserVision Guildford or Woking 0800 023 5456  www.laservision.co.uk  info@laservision.co.uk focused on you

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PROMOTION Are you worried about your eye health? Expert eye surgeon Mr Michael Tappin takes a look at some of the most common eye health concerns that affect people, their symptoms, and treatment options.. CONDITION: EYELID CYST Laser cataract surgery is now also available which is minimally invasive and beings a whole new level of accuracy and precision to steps that are traditionally performed by hand. Many patients upgrade to refractive lens exchange which uses a bespoke lens tailored to their prescription. This reduces or completely eliminates the need for glasses and contact lenses. CONDITION: BLEPHARITIS Symptoms: Eyelid lumpor swelling Inflamed sore eye What is it? An eyelid cyst (or chalazion) is a small, usually painless round lump found in the upper or lower eyelid. Causes: It is caused by a blockage of the meibomian gland (one of the small glands in the eyelid) and can sometimes be mistaken for a stye. Who is affected? People with thicker Symptoms: Sore, gritty burning or tired eyes Who is affected? This can affect people of almost any age. Approximately 20% of the population have a degree of blepharitis, but not ahways severe enough to presentE symptoms. Causes: The condition is caused by our own bacteria growing on the skin around the eyelashes, These irritate the eye and cause the symptoms. Treatment: Blepharitis is usually a long-term condition, however, establishing a daily routine by meibomian gland secretions than others are at greater risk. How to treat it: It is usually harmless and nearly all resolve within several weeks. Applying a warm compress to the affected eye can help. If persistent, an eyelid cyst can be removed by excision and curettage. However, if the lump bleeds or does not resolve within a few weeks Irecommend having it checked by an eye surgeon as it could be something more serious. cleaning the lashes with a special cleaning product available from an optician or a chemist can often help. Consultant Ophthalmologist and Laser- Vision co-founder Mr Michael Tappin CONDITION: KERATOCONUS Symptoms: Blurred vision, distorted vision, increasing astigmatism, poor vision, in more severe cases it CONDITION: DRY EYE Symptoms: A gritty'scratehy feeling burning sensation, wutering eyes, tiredness sensation especially towands the end of the day is not correctable with glasses or soft contact lenses CONDITION: CATARACTS Symptoms: Blurry and elouded vision, sensitivity to light and glare, haloes around bright lights, difficulty reading small print and text on television, What is it? Keratoconus is a condikion that affects the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye. It causes the central What is itt A condition in which a person doesn't produce enough area of the cornea to become weakand quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye as well as providing clear vision. thinner which keads to an abnormal rapidlly changing eyeglasses or contact lens prescription What is it? Cataracts are formed when bulge in the shape. Keratocomus usually affects both eyes, but one is usually more affected than the other. Causest The exact cause of the eye's natural lens (behind the iris) becomes cloudy. This lens works much like a camera lens - focusing light on the retina for clear vision and as we age, this becomes more opaque, preventing light rays from passing through it - like a frosted glass window, Causes: Age-related, diabetes, eye trauma and medications such Causes: Dry eye is generally caused by an imbalance of different components in the tear film that acts as a shield on the surface of our eyes. Who is affectedt While it can occur keratoconus is unknown. It is believed that genetics play a role as a significant minority of cases run in families. Who is affected? It is usually diagnosed in the late teens or early twenties and can worsen over time. at any age, dry eye is more common in women, especially after the menopause. Rheumatold arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and blepharitis can also contribute to the condition. Howis it treated? The key to effective How to treat it: In the early stages, glasses and specialist contact lenses may heip correct vision. A surface surgical procedure called collagen erosslinking (CXI), as steroids. Who is affectedr Mainly those aged 65 or older, however, cataracts can develop at any age from childhood onwards. dryeye treatment is to understand the underlying cause of the symptoms. Using eye drops to produce artificial tears and inserting punctal plugs to make the most of your natural tears are effective treatments for dry eye. Addressing other co-existing conditions such as blepharitis is also beneficial. wherein the cornea is made stiffer with ultraviolet light can stabilise the Treatment options: The only proven treatment that is effective and reverses condition. In very advanced cases a corneal transplant may be needed. the effect of cataract is cataract surgery - the surgical removal of the natural lens and implantation of an artificial lens. If you have any change in vision, don't delay, have it checked by an eye care professional. LASER VISION Book a consultation with Mr Michael Tappin at LaserVision Guildford or Woking 0800 023 5456 www.laservision.co.uk info@laservision.co.uk focused on you PROMOTION Are you worried about your eye health? Expert eye surgeon Mr Michael Tappin takes a look at some of the most common eye health concerns that affect people, their symptoms, and treatment options.. CONDITION: EYELID CYST Laser cataract surgery is now also available which is minimally invasive and beings a whole new level of accuracy and precision to steps that are traditionally performed by hand. Many patients upgrade to refractive lens exchange which uses a bespoke lens tailored to their prescription. This reduces or completely eliminates the need for glasses and contact lenses. CONDITION: BLEPHARITIS Symptoms: Eyelid lumpor swelling Inflamed sore eye What is it? An eyelid cyst (or chalazion) is a small, usually painless round lump found in the upper or lower eyelid. Causes: It is caused by a blockage of the meibomian gland (one of the small glands in the eyelid) and can sometimes be mistaken for a stye. Who is affected? People with thicker Symptoms: Sore, gritty burning or tired eyes Who is affected? This can affect people of almost any age. Approximately 20% of the population have a degree of blepharitis, but not ahways severe enough to presentE symptoms. Causes: The condition is caused by our own bacteria growing on the skin around the eyelashes, These irritate the eye and cause the symptoms. Treatment: Blepharitis is usually a long-term condition, however, establishing a daily routine by meibomian gland secretions than others are at greater risk. How to treat it: It is usually harmless and nearly all resolve within several weeks. Applying a warm compress to the affected eye can help. If persistent, an eyelid cyst can be removed by excision and curettage. However, if the lump bleeds or does not resolve within a few weeks Irecommend having it checked by an eye surgeon as it could be something more serious. cleaning the lashes with a special cleaning product available from an optician or a chemist can often help. Consultant Ophthalmologist and Laser- Vision co-founder Mr Michael Tappin CONDITION: KERATOCONUS Symptoms: Blurred vision, distorted vision, increasing astigmatism, poor vision, in more severe cases it CONDITION: DRY EYE Symptoms: A gritty'scratehy feeling burning sensation, wutering eyes, tiredness sensation especially towands the end of the day is not correctable with glasses or soft contact lenses CONDITION: CATARACTS Symptoms: Blurry and elouded vision, sensitivity to light and glare, haloes around bright lights, difficulty reading small print and text on television, What is it? Keratoconus is a condikion that affects the cornea, the clear window at the front of the eye. It causes the central What is itt A condition in which a person doesn't produce enough area of the cornea to become weakand quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye as well as providing clear vision. thinner which keads to an abnormal rapidlly changing eyeglasses or contact lens prescription What is it? Cataracts are formed when bulge in the shape. Keratocomus usually affects both eyes, but one is usually more affected than the other. Causest The exact cause of the eye's natural lens (behind the iris) becomes cloudy. This lens works much like a camera lens - focusing light on the retina for clear vision and as we age, this becomes more opaque, preventing light rays from passing through it - like a frosted glass window, Causes: Age-related, diabetes, eye trauma and medications such Causes: Dry eye is generally caused by an imbalance of different components in the tear film that acts as a shield on the surface of our eyes. Who is affectedt While it can occur keratoconus is unknown. It is believed that genetics play a role as a significant minority of cases run in families. Who is affected? It is usually diagnosed in the late teens or early twenties and can worsen over time. at any age, dry eye is more common in women, especially after the menopause. Rheumatold arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, and blepharitis can also contribute to the condition. Howis it treated? The key to effective How to treat it: In the early stages, glasses and specialist contact lenses may heip correct vision. A surface surgical procedure called collagen erosslinking (CXI), as steroids. Who is affectedr Mainly those aged 65 or older, however, cataracts can develop at any age from childhood onwards. dryeye treatment is to understand the underlying cause of the symptoms. Using eye drops to produce artificial tears and inserting punctal plugs to make the most of your natural tears are effective treatments for dry eye. Addressing other co-existing conditions such as blepharitis is also beneficial. wherein the cornea is made stiffer with ultraviolet light can stabilise the Treatment options: The only proven treatment that is effective and reverses condition. In very advanced cases a corneal transplant may be needed. the effect of cataract is cataract surgery - the surgical removal of the natural lens and implantation of an artificial lens. If you have any change in vision, don't delay, have it checked by an eye care professional. LASER VISION Book a consultation with Mr Michael Tappin at LaserVision Guildford or Woking 0800 023 5456 www.laservision.co.uk info@laservision.co.uk focused on you

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