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Archive for June, 2007

Having a Cataract Operation

Cataract operations are now very common day case procedures.  However, it is still an operation and can make people very scared.  I have met many patients who have cancelled their booked procedure because they are too frightened to come in on the day.  This is such a shame as this procedure is the most successful […]

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of legal blindness in patients aged 20 – 65 years in Western countries.  This is a disease of the retina – the film at the back of the eye responsible for detecting light. From the time of diagnosis of Type 2 (late onset, or non-insulin dependant diabetes) it […]