Eye Health

Eye damage

There are many scenarios that can cause eye damage including sun exposure, smoking and too much time in front of a computer. Learn more about preventable causes of eye trauma and how doctors go about treating eye injuries.

Would you bleach your blood-shot eyes?

Everybody suffers from red eyes at some point in their lives, but some people have permanently discoloured eyes and are desperate to get them white again. This has created a whole new industry of eye whitening or bleaching - an untested and really dangerous procedure. We take a closer look.

Lasers could damage your eyes

Powerful lasers that are easily purchased online can cause severe and sometimes permanent vision loss, a new report warns.

Watch out for champagne corks

If you plan to pop a bottle of Champagne or sparkling wine over the holidays, make sure you do it safely, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. 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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