Eye Health

Vision problems

Learn more about vision problems and find information on eye conditions like short-sightedness as well as advice on treatment options like corneal transplants.

Eye health FAQs

Eyes may or may not be the windows to the soul, but even a small irritation is impossible to ignore. Here are some eye-related questions answered by CyberDoc.

Looking through a diseased eye

How much would your life change if you couldn't see, or if your vision was not 100 percent? What would the world around you look like?

See how blind dogs can see

In breakthrough research, scientists have used gene therapy to restore the sight of blind dogs. Now, a similar therapy is to be tried in humans. Watch the video of the dogs.

Vision problems

Vision problems can include short-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism, presbyopia, floaters and flashes, macular degeneration, and retinitis pigmentosa.

A dark future

Thousands of South Africans are being denied the corneal transplants that could save them from permanent blindness. And the government's policy on transplantation may be to blame.

The vision of Gordon Brown

The new British Prime Minister lost the vision in one eye at a young age. And he only has 30% vision in the other. How did this happen?

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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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