When the eyes do not produce enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly (due to blocked or abnormal oil glands), Dry eye syndrome can occur. The eyes can become inflamed and irritated as the eyes dry out.
A healthy diet is key to your overall health and wellbeing, including your eyes. Good nutrition helps our bodies to grow, repair, protect against infection and to function well.
What is the macula?
The macula is very important - it's a small area found at the centre of the retina and is responsible for what we see straight in front of us, allowing us to see fine detail for activities such as reading and writing, as well as our ability to see colour.
We have teamed up with national sight charity, the Eyecare Trust, to highlight the damage smoking can do to your sight, after a study reveals 90% of smokers are unaware of the link between smoking and blindness.
Glaucoma is the name for a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged to the point where it leaves the eye. Your eye needs a certain amount of pressure to keep the eyeball in shape so it can work properly.
Diabetes can affect the eyes in a number of ways. The most serious eye condition with diabetes involves the retina, and, more specifically, the network of blood vessels lying within it. The name of this condition is diabetic retinopathy.