A New Gene Therapy for Retinitis Pigmentosa

A new gene therapy will be tested in 18 retinitis pigmentosa patients. In early 2018 the first UK patients will receive this new therapy genetically engineered from algae.

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Top Tip 1 – Have Regular Sight Tests


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Dry Eyes

If you have gritty, sore eyes, that water regularly then believe it or not you may may have dry eyes! We are all prone to this when looking at our mobile phones or computer screens for a long time, especially in centrally heated or air conditioned places. Age, certain hormonal changes and autoimmune diseases can also cause dry eyes. Windy, cold, dusty or dry conditions can also make the condition worse and smoking can also exacerbate the problem.

For further information on how to treat this condition click here

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Stay Safe On The Road This Bank Holiday


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Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a common condition especially after the age of 50 years. In this condition the glands in the eyelids become blocked affecting the quality of the tears causing the eyes to feel dry, gritty and the vision to blur.
Treatment involves using hot compresses and lid massage to release the blocked glands for further information click here

Optical Jokes


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Blepharitis is a common usually long-term condition which causes the eyelids to become reddened, swollen and inflamed, the eyes feel gritty and uncomfortable. Normally it affects the tear chemistry and causes dry eyes but severe cases can produce permanent damage. Treatment is in the form of a daily routine, for further information click here


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Delivers The Drop to The Right Place!

Are you having problems putting in your eyedrops?

AutoDrop® and AutoSqueezeTM have been designed to help you, by preventing you from missing the eye with the drop, it also helps prevent last minute blinking and if you have difficulty squeezing the bottle the AutoSqueeze on its own or used with the Autodrop can make a difference.

Simple and easy to use with most eye drops