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This blog is mainly aimed at Ophthalmologists and Patients. The purpose is to educate each other about latest research and surgical techniques. If you wish to write a guest blog, please drop me a line.

Macular Hole

Macular hole is a full thickness gap in the centre of the most central part of the eye called fovea. It usually presents with reduced vision or central distortion. Risk factors include old age, trauma, use of Tamoxifen and female gender. There are 4 stages of macular hole. The most useful test to detect macular […]

UNDERSTANDING RETINAL DETACHMENT

What is the retina? Imagine that your eye is like a camera, and the retina is the photographic film. The retina is a fine sheet of nerve tissue lining the inside of the eye (see diagram). Rays of light enter the eye and are focused onto the retina by the lens. The retina produces a […]

How to Prevent Cataract Formation

As people grow older, many people develop cataracts which require, a simple, but an operation nonetheless. The surgery involves removing the opaque cataract and replacing it with a plastic intra-ocular lens. Many middle aged patients ask if there is something they can do to prevent or delay cataract formation. In my opinion, the following things […]

The Argus® II Retinal Prosthesis System

In a healthy eye, the photoreceptors (rods and cones) in the retina convert light into tiny electrochemical impulses that are sent through the optic nerveand into the brain, where they are decoded into images. If the photoreceptors no longer function correctly—due to conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa—the first step in this process is disrupted, and the visual system cannot [...]

Blepharitis

What is blepharitis? Blepharitis is a common inflammatory eye disorder, which affects your eyelid margins and leaves debris on your eyelashes. If left untreated, the debris (germs living on the eyelids) can build up and look like dandruff, crusting at the roots of the lashes, which can cause red sore eyes. Why do I have […]

Conjunctivitis

VIRAL CONJUNCTIVITIS Prior to #Eid holidays I noticed an upsurge of patients presenting with “Red Eyes”. During the holidays, I have been getting phone calls about red/ pink eyes. It seems the #conjunctivitis (آشوب چشم) epidemic is back! What is it? Viral conjunctivitis is the most common cause of an acute red eye. A self-limited infection, […]

Why does our eye twitch?

Little lid spasms are common, but they can sometimes be a sign of trouble. A slight tremor of the eyelid—the type that shows up without warning but scrams just as suddenly—is usually no cause for concern, explains Dr. Wayne Cornblath, a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center. “I think everybody has these […]