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17 May 2022

Author: Kate Green

Ian’s multifocal lens surgery

Ian's lens surgery

When you come into your nearest Ultralase clinic for a consultation or treatment, can you think of anything more reassuring than knowing the staff members have been through the same experience themselves? That’s the reality of coming to Ultralase for your laser eye surgery or lens treatment.

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03 May 2022

Author: Kate Green

Why is sleep important for your eye health?

sleep eye health

The average adult needs to sleep for seven or more hours per night in order to feel rested and rejuvenated. Getting sufficient sleep also helps us to be mentally more alert, as well as feeling physically rested. However, up to 40% of adults get less than six hours of sleep a night, leading to countless side effects and negative impacts on your overall health.

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19 April 2022

Author: SAYU

Different types of colour blindness

different types of colour blindness

Colour blindness, also known as colour vision deficiency, is a common medical condition in which a patient has difficulty distinguishing between certain colours. This condition can be passed on through genes at birth or acquired later due to age, eye injury, eye disease, chemical toxicity, or certain medications.

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05 April 2022

Author: SAYU

Laser eye surgery pre-op guide

laser eye surgery pre op guide

If you have decided to undergo laser eye surgery to correct your eyesight, you may think that you have lots to do to prepare for your appointment. You’ll be pleased to know that this isn't the case, however there are some steps you should take to help protect your eyes, and to give you the best chance at a quick and seamless recovery from surgery.

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22 March 2022

Author: Kate Green

What is the difference between styes and chalazia?

styes and chalazia

Styes and chalazia are lumps which appear along the edge of your eyelid or further in towards the middle of the eyelid. While you may find them painful and unsightly, they are rarely harmful and do not affect your vision. Generally, styes and chalazia will go away on their own without treatment...

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08 March 2022

Author: Kate Green

What are the symptoms of a cataract forming?

Cataract symptoms

Cataracts are the world’s leading cause of blindness, with 10 million sight-saving cataract surgeries performed globally each year. In the UK, cataract surgery is actually the most commonly performed surgery, with 330,000 procedures taking place in England and Wales each year. While cataracts are very common, they are also – thankfully – very easily treated.

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22 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

Contact Lens Intolerance: Do your eyes reject contact lenses?

contact lens intolerance

Contact lenses are becoming increasingly common. We conducted research at Ultralase and found that over 37% of people rely on glasses or contact lenses by the age of 18. We also looked at people aged 50+ and found that over 86% of them require some form glasses or contact lenses.

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08 February 2022

Author: Kate Green

What’s the recovery process after Implantable Contact Lens surgery?

Implantable contact lens recovery

Putting yourself forward for vision correction surgery can be a big decision. Most of our patients have considered laser or lens surgery for a long time before they come to us, having finally taken the leap and booked themselves a consultation. The fear of the unknown is a huge factor...

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20 January 2022

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

What are Milia? How to get rid of white eyelid bumps

Milia

Have you ever noticed that you have small bumps on your eyelids or the skin surrounding your eyes? These bumps are called milia, and while they may resemble acne spots, they are not the same thing. Milia are small cysts, normally white or yellow in colour, that usually don’t cause you any pain or irritation providing you don’t pick at your skin. They tend to appear in clusters rather than individually across large areas of the face, including your eyelids but also your upper cheek area too. Milia most commonly occur in newborn infants, with almost 50% of all newborn babies being affected by milia. However, it can also occur in adults as the skin loses its ability to naturally exfoliate as we age.

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13 January 2022

Author: Melody Solaimaninajad

The Amsler Grid: Check your eyesight with the macular degeneration test

Amsler grid test

When it comes to looking after your vision and eye health, there are many different eye tests you can take at home to monitor your vision and seek treatment if necessary. One example of this is the Amsler grid test which can help you to detect signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The Amsler grid test is a small grid with a black dot that you focus on while looking at the grid. If the lines on the grid appear wavy or distorted, this could be an early indication that you are suffering from AMD. While home eye tests are no replacement for seeing an eye care professional, they can assist you in noticing the first signs of an eye condition or vision problem. In this piece, we will discuss what AMD is and how the Amsler grid test can help you to look out for signs of this condition.

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