For Students

My Retinoscope is my friend!!

The use of the retinoscope/ opthalmoscope can feel intimidating, especially for students. For me, my disliking of retinoscope increased when I was released into the workforce and non of the clinics I worked at used it, even at the hospital! But today, the retinoscope is my friend and I'm writing this post to hopefully expand… Continue reading My Retinoscope is my friend!!

For Students

Simplifying Refractive Errors in Children for Students: When to treat?!

We all know the basics of treating refractive errors: using spherical and cylindrical lenses! Easy. But, I remember as a student, It got more complicated when children and cycloplegia came into the equation. Here's your guide, you can thank me later. Myopia: As a general rule always fully correct the cycloplegic refraction of Myopia in… Continue reading Simplifying Refractive Errors in Children for Students: When to treat?!

All About Eyes, For Parents

Understanding Refractive Errors

A refractive error occurs when the image can't be perfectly focused on the retina due to disturbances of the optics of the eye. The result is a blur in vision at some distance. High refractive errors can be accompanied by headaches, difficulty reading print, print jumping around, halos and glare and double vision. While refractive… Continue reading Understanding Refractive Errors

All About Eyes, For Parents

Gestational Diabetes? How does it affect the unborn baby’s vision?

It is not surprising that gestational diabetes can temporarily affect a mother's vision, as mentioned in the previous post. However, recent studies have found a link between mother's diabetes (Type I, Type II and gestational) and the baby's vision over the course of his/her upbringing (up to the age of 25). The studies have found… Continue reading Gestational Diabetes? How does it affect the unborn baby’s vision?

All About Eyes, For Parents

Pregnant? What happens to your eyes?

Just another symptom from what to expect when you are expecting! or should I say not expecting?! Yes, your eyes do go through some changes whilst pregnant. While most are non-concerning and temporary, a few are more significant and require a little more care. Blurry Eyes You may have already noticed, your vision might have… Continue reading Pregnant? What happens to your eyes?

All About Eyes

Weight loss surgery?! What’s it got to do with your eyes?

Obesity is increasing in prevalence worldwide, and so is the refuge to weight-loss surgeries. They vary in type, but almost all of them will result in nutritional deficiencies sometime throughout the person's lifetime. Often, these deficiencies are silent and slow until the symptoms attack in what feels like a sudden episode of unexplained changes. Side… Continue reading Weight loss surgery?! What’s it got to do with your eyes?