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Mysterious Eye: The Marvellous Machinery That Controls Your Sight


Should You Have Cataract Surgery If You Already Have Macular Degeneration?

As people get older, they may develop eye conditions that will need treatment. A large number of older patients will need cataract surgery, where a surgeon will remove the natural lens and replace it with an artificial one. Yet some of these patients may have a form of macular degeneration (which is also age-related) before any cataract surgery. Does this present any additional challenges, or could it make the macular degeneration worse? Read More 

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Mysterious Eye: The Marvellous Machinery That Controls Your Sight

The famous writer Elizabeth Bowen said: "No object is mysterious. The mystery is in your eye." How marvellously true! The eyes are an amazing, intricate piece of machinery that we only appreciate once they stop working. Pages become blurry, objects in the distance become invisible and suddenly the importance of our eyes is highlighted. As a receptionist at an optometrist's office, I am astounded by the number of clients who only visit once they have developed serious problems. I am always reminding my family and friends to have annual checkups! I started this blog to outline the ways that optometrists help with preventative eye care as well as rectifying eyesight problems. Please read, and I hope that some of the advice resonates. After all, the mysteries of the world are so much more interesting when seen clearly!

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