Treatment

If you suffer from an eye disorder or injury, then optical treatments can significantly improve your vision and quality of life. This section contains detailed information regarding common optical treatments and procedures.
» About Ortho-Keratology
What is Ortho-K? Ortho-keratology, or Ortho-K, is the use of specially designed rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses to alter the shape of the cornea in order to reduce or correct...
» Behavioural Optometry
What is Optometric Vision Therapy or Behavioural Optometry? Optometric vision therapy or behavioural optometry is an individualized treatment program designed to improve visual function and performance. It is...
» British Association of Behavioural Optometrists
For an up to date list of optometetists registered as Accredited Members of the British Association of Behavioural Optometrists please visit the Association's website www.babo.co.uk  ...
» Chromagen Research and FDA Approval
The American Food and Drug Administration has given approval in the United States for Cantor & Nissel's ChromaGen Haploscopic lenses. The ChromaGen system is a series of individually prescribed coloured filters,...
» Colour Overlays and Coloured Lenses
Frequently Asked Questions There is now scientific research to show that both coloured filters (worn as spectacles) and coloured plastic sheets laid over text (known as overlays) can help...
» Corneal Graft
What is a Corneal Graft? When a damaged cornea cannot be improved by other treatment, a corneal graft may be performed. The coloured iris and the black pupil can be seen...
» Corneal Modifications for Improved Vision
PRK In Photorefractive Keratectomy, the doctor uses an excimer laser to remove a thin layer of tissue from the centre of the cornea. The laser produces a uniform, concentrated beam...
» DRY EYE PUNCTUM PLUGS David Crystal BSc MCOptom
Every wakening second your eyes produce tears containing natural infection fighting antibiotics. Blinking spreads this over the eye's surface before being sucked through two small holes in the nasal corner...
» Excimer Laser Photorefractive Surgery - LASIK
Photorefractive surgery is performed using an excimer laser in an attempt to correct refractive errors such as short-sightedness (myopia), astigmatism, and more recently long-sightedness (hypermetropia). These refractive errors are usually...
» Lens Implants: Intra-Ocular and Clear Lens Replacement
A substantial portion of the lens implants which are performed today are in fact a new technology based on "cataract" surgery, a well proven surgical procedure. Every year in the...
» Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
What is PDT? Photodynamic therapy or PDT is a platform technology that utilises light-activated drugs to treat a wide range of medical conditions. Any disease associated with rapidly growing...
» The Colorimeter
Cerium Precision Tinted lenses, Their Use in Dyslexia, Migraine and Photosensitive Epilepsy. Many Sufferers with Dyslexia, migraine and photosensitive epilepsy are affected by striped patterns, including the striped lines of text....
» The Intuitive Colorimeter
With the Intuitive Colorimeter the effect of colour on visual discomfort can be measured under controlled conditions in an efficient way, thorough manner and while eyes are colour adapted. The...
» Trabeculectomy
What is Glaucoma? The front part of the eye contains fluid called 'aqueous humor.' This fluid normally drains away through a sieve-like structure inside the eye called the trabecular meshwork....
 
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