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Cataracts are clouding of the normally clear lens portion of the eye.

Retinitis pigmentosa

RP refers to different genetic conditions, of which cause mottled pigmentation of the retina.

Dry eyes

People develop dry eye syndrome when the quantity and/or quality of tear fluid changes.

Is omega 3 good for your eyes?

Dietary supplements of omega-3, the healthy fatty acid found in certain fish, fish oils, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils and other foods, may reduce disease progress in the eye.

Optic atrophy

Optic nerve atrophy is the death of fibres in the nerve that connects the eye to the brain.

Optic neuritis

Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve, leading to swelling and damage.

Choosing the best glasses for you

Choosing frames for your glasses can be tricky, especially if you've never had a pair before. However, if you know which styles match the shape of your face, you can't go wrong.

Measles can cause blindness

As measles cases rise, experts warn that the infection typically shows up in the eyes, which causes up to 60 000 cases of blindness worldwide each year.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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