Bullous Keratopathy

Bullous keratopathy is a blister-like swelling of the cornea. It is most common among older people. Occasionally, bullous keratopathy occurs after eye surgery, such as cataract removal. The swelling leads to the formation of fluid-filled blisters on the surface of the cornea. The blisters can rupture, causing pain, often with the sensation of a foreign…

Bacterial Keratitis

Bacterial keratitis is an infection of the cornea (the clear, round dome covering the eye’s iris and pupil) that causes pain, reduced vision, light sensitivity and tearing or discharge from your eye. Resulting from infection from contact lens use or from injury to the eye, bacterial keratitis usually develops very quickly, and if left untreated, can cause…

Keratoconus

What is keratoconus? Keratoconus is a disorder of the anterior surface of the eye (the cornea). It is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. This bulging cone shape deflects light as it enters the eye on its way to the light-sensitive retina,…

Contact lens with its hidden risks

CONTACT LENSES are widely used by people with refractive errors. The use of colored contact lenses for cosmetic reasons has gained much popularity lately. However, not everyone is suitable for contact lens wear. Moreover, the use of contact lens is not without risk. Hence it is essential that everyone who chooses to wear contact lens…

Do’s and Don’ts for contact lens users

YOU ARE AT HIGHER RISK OF CONTACT LENS RELATED COMPLICATIONS IF YOU DO NOT FOLLOW THE ADVICE ON PROPER CONTACT LENS WEAR. IF YOU CANNOT COMPLY WITH THE ABOVE MEASURES, IT IS ADVISABLE THAT YOU SHOULD REVERT BACK TO WEARING SPECTACLES.   Do’s Get your contact lenses from a qualified eye care practitioner e.g. eye…