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AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION Age-Related Macular Degeneration (commonly referred to as AMD) is the leading cause of sight loss for those aged over 50 in Ireland.Over 7,000 new cases of Age-Related Macular Degeneration are diagnosed every year in Ireland, often at a stage when damage has already been...

Hay fever and its ocular effects, Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis(SAC). Hay fever affects many people to varying degrees, with symptoms from a mild itch to full blown red eye, oedema (swelling) lacrimation (watering) and the common nasal problems such as runny nose and sneezing. It generally begins in...

Symptoms can include: Itchy, dry eyes Stinging or burning eyes Foreign body sensation Redness Excessive tearing Blurry vision Causes can include: Hormonal changes - Ageing, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause can alter hormones Medications - Many medications decrease tear production (see side effects) Medical conditions -- Systemic diseases, such as...

Everyone should have at least one decent pair of sunglasses, and be prepared for sunny days. They don’t only make you look a lot cooler, but they’re also a form of protective eyewear. Sunglasses have been popular as a fashion accessory since the 1940s, so...

Here are some great tips on how to take proper care of your glasses that will help make them last: Rinse Always rinse your glasses off with water before wiping or cleaning them. Even tiny particles of dust or dirt can settle on your lens, and if...

Glaucoma is an eye disease that is associated with a build-up of fluid within your eye. The build-up increases the pressure in your eye and can damage the optic damage. As a result, the eyesight can be affected. In a healthy eye, a fluid is continuously produced bringing...

What is blue light? Blue light is the high-energy light just beyond the potentially harmful ultraviolet light. It is normally transmitted through the eye to the retina, because it is visible light that our eyes are designed to receive UV light can be harmful to the eye and...

AMD is a condition that can affect your eyes as you get older. In fact it is the leading cause of sight loss in Ireland. AMD affects the macula- a small part of the eye responsible for central vision which allows you to see detail. It...