Category: Eye News

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]