Category: Eye News

2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) The health and safety of our Patients, Staff and Team is the number one priority of our Practice. With the heightened level of concerns surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we provide the following update to our valued patients and referrers. New Practice protocols are now in place to ensure that we maintain […]

Dry Eye Clinic

Western Eye specialists offers a comprehensive dry eye assessment for all patients. We run a dedicated monthly Dry Eye Clinic, where a thorough assessment is performed to determine the cause of dry eyes. If the patient has been diagnosed with dry eyes and/or is suffering from symptoms including (but not limited to): epiphora, redness, itching, […]

Vision loss doubles with every decade

Eating carrots will help you see in the dark – well, that’s what the Allies said in the United Kingdom to cover up the fact the military were using new radar in World War II. Oddly, that old misinformation campaign has turned out to have a grain of truth to it. The beta-carotene in carrots […]

Choroidal Naevus

By Dr Daniel McKay FRANZCO FRCPA A choroidal naevus is similar to a freckle on the skin. Choroidal naevi are quite common, being present in up to 1 in 12 adults. Unfortunately, like a nevus on the skin, a choroidal nevus can uncommonly grow into a malignant melanoma. A choroidal nevus rarely requires treatment. Photography […]

The Changing Paradigm of Glaucoma Treatment

By Dr Brian Ang, FRANZCO FRCOphth FRCSEd Back in the 2000s when I was an ophthalmology registrar training in the UK, the treatment options for glaucoma was reasonably straightforward. The first line treatment was with topical eye drops, commonly prostaglandin analogues. If eye drops did not control the intraocular pressure (IOP) sufficiently, the only option […]