Your Eye Health
Over half your memories are visual. Don't forget about your eye health. Think of something that matters to you... More than likely, it's an image that popped into your mind. But while you're constantly forming new memories, you'll only have one set of eyes so look after them.
Dry eye syndrome (also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca, or simply dry eyes) occurs when there is a problem with the tear film that normally keeps the eye moist and lubricated. It can occur as a result of various conditions.
Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma
Acute angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the fluid pressure inside your eye rises quickly. The usual symptoms are sudden, severe eye pain, a red eye and reduced or blurred vision. You may feel sick or be sick (vomit). Immediate treatment is needed to relieve symptoms and to prevent permanent loss of vision (severe sight impairment).
Age Related Cataracts
A cataract is a condition in which the lens of an eye becomes cloudy and affects vision. Most commonly, cataracts occur in older people and develop gradually. Cataracts can usually be treated with a day-case operation where the cloudy lens is removed and is replaced with an artificial plastic lens. However, in developing countries where this treatment is not available, cataracts are a major cause of total loss of vision (severe sight impairment).
A stye is a common but painful eyelid infection. It usually looks like a small yellow pus-filled spot on the edge of the eyelid. Most styes get better on their own and do not need medical treatment. Hot compresses can ease the pain and encourage the stye to burst.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Visual loss in age-related macular degeneration can occur within months, or over many years, depending on the type and severity. There are two main types of age-related macular degeneration - 'wet' and 'dry'. 'Wet' age-related macular degeneration is most severe but more treatable.