What is dry eye?
Dry eye is a condition when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly.
I had the opportunity to head to Portland, Oregon USA recently to attend a meeting on the multidisciplinary care of patients with dizziness. It was a long way to travel in a short space of time, and so I was taking a gamble on the quality of the meeting. This has been an interest of mine for a long time for both personal and professional reasons as I have been involved in the visual rehabilitation of patients for many years. It turns out that the trip turned out to be a success, the meeting was excellent.
“Why can’t I see in 3D?”
“I get headaches from 3D movies”
“I see fine, but why does 3D make me feel that way?”
Finding out you need reading glasses comes as quite a shock to many people, particular for those who have spent their entire lives with great sight. It is an unfortunate sign that we are no longer as young as we once were, and there are a whole lot of myths that go hand in hand with needing reading glasses once you are in your 40’s.
Keratoconus is the most common condition of a group of corneal dystrophies that also includes keratoglobus and pellucid marginal degeneration. It is a thinning of the central zone of the cornea with the thinner area bulging forward, resulting in distorted sight that often cannot be adequately corrected by glasses.