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According to the World Health Organisation about 314 million people throughout the world are visually impaired; 45 million of them are blind, yet 80% of cases are avoidable.
As we experience some of the most extreme weather conditions in recent years, through the flurry of disgruntled travelers and burst pipes, there are those among us that are raising their mulled wine glasses in glee…the winter sport enthusiasts.
However, as they joyously take to the slopes, the cold snap brings its own challenges for outdoor enthusiasts and one hazard that’s easy to forget is protection and general health care for the eyes.
Diabetes is an increasingly common condition, particularly in developed areas such as the United Kingdom. According to Diabetes UK, since 1996 the number of individuals diagnosed with diabetes in the UK has increased from 1.4 to 2.6 million, and that number is expected to reach 4 million by 2025.
Itchy, red, swollen and watery eyes are an unfortunate reality for many once spring comes around. Often accompanied by excessive sneezing and a running nose, these symptoms warrant an immediate trip to the pharmacy, if not the doctor or allergist. That being said, why is it that spring causes such unpleasant eye-related symptoms? And what is the best way to deal with them?
Laser vision correction can be carried out in two different ways: LASIK or LASEK. LASIK is by far the more popular option, with approximately 90% of candidates opting for this method. The residual 10% either opt, or are advised, to undergo a LASEK process. Visual outcomes are typically excellent with either procedure, and do not vary based on which of the two the patient opts for.