Older man with Diabetic Macular Oedema - an eye condition

The management of Diabetic Macular Oedema

The number of people suffering from diabetes has risen from 108 million in 1980 to 422 million in 2014 according to the World Health Organisation. The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy has therefore also increased. Signs of diabetic retinopathy include microaneurysms, retinal haemorrhages, intraretinal microvascular abnormalities, venous...

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Dry eye syndrome and glaucoma drops

Dry eye and Glaucoma

Dry eye and glaucoma occur in 50-60% of patients. The main reason for this is that glaucoma drops contain benzalkonium chloride, a preservative, which acts as a soap. This soap can cause chronic irritation and inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva....

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Leukocoria - eye with a white pupil

An approach to Leukocoria

Leukocoria is the term that describes a white pupil. This is often detected by a patient’s family or noticed when the normal pupil reflex in photographs (where a flash was used) appears white....

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