Eye Health


Conjunctivitis in a nutshell

Conjunctivitis is the term for inflammation of the delicate membrane that covers the white of the eyes and lines the inside surfaces of the eyelids.

Pink-eye blues

Anyone who has suffered from "pink eye" will tell you that it's a force to be reckoned with, and that the itchiness and discomfort is enough to drive you up the wall.

Eyelid infections

In the eyelid, either the meibomian glands along the edges of your eyelids, or the eyelash follicles can become infected, like a pimple on the eyelid.

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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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