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Information sheets on eye health

Information sheets which you can download on common eye health conditions

Make your selection below to download one of our in-depth eye health information sheets. We will continue to add more information sheets on common eye health conditions, so check back regularly. Adobe Acrobat Reader required.

Information sheets on common eye health conditions - black and white close up image of an eye with rainbow coloured pupil

Age Related Macular Degeneration is the most common cause of visual impairment in the developed world.

Blepharitis is a very common inflammatory condition of the eyelids.

Cataracts occur when the lens inside the eye becomes cloudy, making it difficult to see through.

Colorimetry uses colour to help relieve the symptoms of visual stress. This service is only available at our Sudbury practice. See our page on colorimetry and visual stress here.

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) allows us to take 3-D scans of the back and front of your eyes. This high-tech equipment, normally only seen in hospitals, is now available in all of our practices with the exception of Leigh-on-Sea, which has something similar called Optomap®.

Optomap® is used in our Leigh-on-Sea practice.

Posterior Vitreous Detachment is a common condition which many people are not aware that they have developed with symptoms such as floaters or flashing lights.

UV light – the long-term effects of ultraviolet light on the eye are of increasing concern.