Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Cataracts surgery is a relatively common procedure, with 98% of patients who undergo the operation getting satisfactory results. The procedure is a treatment option that involves the replacement of an eye lens that is suffering from cataracts.
Just like in other surgeries, there are risks involved, although, in this particular one the rates are minimal. Even so, you may want to know how you can improve the chances of success when getting surgery to remove cataracts.
1. Expert Eye Surgeon
Finding the right eye surgeon from an eye clinic in London should be one of your priorities. Ophthalmologists provide a range of services, and some are particularly experienced in cataracts surgery. The easiest way to do that is to get a recommendation from your optometrist or ask for their professional opinion when you have found an ophthalmologist you intend to use.
Saturday, 13 August 2016
Renowned London eye specialist Samer Hamada attends the 34th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons for this year. This event is the second largest meeting of its kind and will be held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen, Denmark from 10-14 September, 2016. This is also the third time Mr. Hamada of Eye Clinic London has been invited to lead two courses of the programme.
Since being founded in 1991, the ESCRS has been Europe’s leading organisation for cataract and refractive surgeons. The society has over 5,000 members from 100 countries worldwide. The ESCRS aims to ensure that professionals in the field remain at the forefront of the developments in their respective line of work. This is what the Congress hopes to achieve, providing a forum for discussion where ophthalmologists all over Europe can freely interact with peers and receive updates.
Friday, 12 August 2016
Students can be unforgiving to their personal health, especially as they enter college life. Term papers, all-nighters, sports, and even partying can take their toll on a young adult’s body, especially the eyes. If the eyes encounter too much stress, eye fatigue or eye strain can be the unwanted result. If you or one of your loved ones is a student, common sense and a few precautionary measures can help your eyes stay healthy and looking fresh.
Take a break from time to time
Too many hours sitting down and hitting the books can put a student at huge risk of myopia. If you’re starting to feel some pain in your eyes, take a break for a few minutes, and maybe spend some time outdoors. Keep in mind the 20-20-20 rule, which dictates that look up from your books or computer every 20 minutes at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds to give your eyes some time to rest and revitalise. If eye fatigue persists, consult a London eye clinic doctor.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Mr Samer Hamada, a renowned eye surgeon from Eye Clinic London and Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Trust has been invited to speak at the UK Cross-Linking Consortium Meeting. The event was held last Tuesday 24th May 2016 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham. This meeting is the first of its kind in the UK, covering the most important issues relating to cross linking. As such, only accomplished professionals in their field have been given invitation to the event, particularly those with an interest in corneal cross linking.
With funding from the Medical Research Council, the UK Cross-Linking Consortium was established back in 2013 to encourage collaboration and co-ordinated multi-centre studies for ophthalmologists and vision scientists. Other goals of the organization are to establish a code of best practice for corneal cross-linking and provide information or advice to national bodies about developments in corneal cross-linking.
Wednesday, 10 August 2016
As an individual grows older, the natural lens of the eye—which lies behind the iris and the pupil—starts to cloud and becomes less transparent. Once this clouding begins to interfere with vision, it then becomes cataract.
Cataracts are the number one cause of blindness in the world. It’s prevalence in adults over 40 is so widespread that there are more cataract cases than macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy combined. In the U.K., the condition is said to affect half of the 65-years-old-and-over population, with the percentage rising to 70 percent in those aged 85 and above.
Do you suspect you have cataract? Here are four symptoms that tell you it’s time to visit a London eye clinic for a checkup.