Tag: Gurjeet Jutley

How to treat astigmatism

February, 2023

Astigmatism is a common visual finding that most commonly affects the shape of the cornea and can cause distorted or blurry vision. It is essential to properly diagnose and treat astigmatism to maintain good vision and eye health.   In this article, Gurjeet Jutley discussed the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for astigmatism.   What is astigmatism and how is it caused?   The eye has two structures, the cornea and...

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When can I start normal activities after cataract surgery?

September, 2022

Although each case is different, your vision should begin to get back to normal within a few days of having the procedure.   Whilst cataract surgery is common, a reasonable period of recovery time is still needed, and when you get home you will want to rest and recuperate for a while.   In this article, Gurjeet Jutley explains what you can expect after cataract surgery, and how long it will take until you can get back to your...

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COVID-19 and glaucoma treatment

May, 2020

As a result of the current restrictions due to the global Covid-19 pandemic many medical procedures have been postponed indefinitely. This is to minimise infection rates and increase capacity for critical conditions. Covid-19 precautions People with glaucoma should adhere to the general guidelines: Maintain social distancing Wash your hands regularly Wear a mask when being around other people Ventilate rooms Avoid...

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COVID-19 Update: Guidelines issued by Royal College of Ophthalmologists

April, 2020

Coronavirus Update The outbreak of this pandemic has sadly led to restrictions being placed across wide facets of everyday life. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have acted to give guidance to help clinical practice under such difficult circumstances. Balancing risk The aim of clinicians currently is to balance the risk of possibly acquiring COVID-19 infection in the eye clinic versus the risk of harm as a result of failure to treat a...

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Different Types of Cataracts?

October, 2019

Cataracts are one of the most common causes of reversible blindness in the world, with around 10 million cataract operations performed globally each year. The natural lens in your eye becomes cloudy or opaque, causing scattering of light and diminished rays entering the eye. This makes it harder to see clearly, causing visual morbidity. Many types of cataracts exist, including nuclear sclerotic, cortical and posterior subcapsular. Nuclear...

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Computer games and eyesight

December, 2018

How gameplay can affect the eyes Protracted periods of time in front of the computer concentrating on games can induce unpleasant symptoms including blurred vision, headaches, fatigue and eye discomfort. The primary reason is the reluctance to take breaks once fully immersed in the game. The focus of the eye constantly changes when concentrating on video screens, potentially causing eye fatigue. The importance of breaks Lack of blinking when...

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Driving and eye care

December, 2018

Without doubt vision has a major impact on the ability to drive safely on the roads. This is highlighted by guidance and restriction on driving by the DVLA. For example there are a range of conditions that should be brought to the attention of the DVLA in order to ascertain legality to drive. Simple advice should be followed to ensure safety is preserved. Follow your health care advice Use distance spectacles or contact lenses always If...

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A guide to astigmatism

October, 2018

A quick guide to astigmatism The outer dome of the eye called the cornea is shaped like a football, with light rays bent uniformly to focus at the back of the eye. Astigmatism occurs when the curvature of the eye’s cornea (or lens) is not spherical: i.e. it’s shaped like a rugby ball. This affects the eye’s ability to focus light on the retina, leading to blurry and distorted vision. This is a minor condition and it can usually be corrected...

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A quick guide to glaucoma

August, 2018

A quick guide to glaucoma Glaucoma is an eye condition that involves damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve connects the eye with the brain. Glaucoma is commonly caused by the imbalance that leads to raised pressure of fluid in the front of the eye. The fluid increases pressure, and the condition is one of the most important causes of irreversible sight loss in the working aged population. How glaucoma develops One particularly worrying...

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