Eye Information & Conditions
For more information of common eye health issues and conditions please see www.lookafteryoureyes.org
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Retinal photography (to view and compare the appearance of the retinal surface) and Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) to examine the inner layers of the retina are available at this Practice.
Glaucoma: glaucoma damages the optic nerve and is present in more than 2% of people over the age of 40 years. It is best detected by examination with a slit-lamp microscope and 3D lens, sensitive visual field testing, eye pressure measurement, pachymetry (corneal thickness measurement), tonometry (eye pressure measurement) and OCT scans of the optic nerve. All of these tests are availablke in this Practice.
Vitreous detachment: As people get older the vitreous jelly that takes up the space in the eyeball can change. It can become less firm and move away from the retina (at the back of the eye). In some cases this causes pulling of the retina and a retinal tear which needs prompt treatment. A thorough eye examination and OCT scan can detect these changes.
For a comprehensive online guide created by Mr John Ferris and other eye care professionals to provide information for patients and parents of patients with squint (strabismus) please click here.
Images from our camera and OCT scanner:
Normal retina (photograph)
Normal retina (OCT thickness map)
Healthy retina (OCT b-scan)
'Wet' macular degeneration
Retinal swelling (Central Serous Retinopathy)
Normal anterior chamber angle
Narrow anterior chamber angle