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Archive for 'Eye Myths'

Iridology – is the eye a window to all disease?

When starting out as a doctor I did not get offended when people automatically assumed that I was a nurse. However, now I am training to be an ophthalmologist, I get very offended when people confuse what I do with iridology. Mainly I find it quite scary that there are some people who do not […]

Chamomile tea and your eyes

Recommendations for "natural" eye wash solutions range from chamomile to lavender oil to boric acid (!). As a doctor I find I have an inbuilt suspicion about many "herbal remedies" but on the whole, if the remedy does no harm, I have no objections. However, many patients have recently asked me about whether it is […]