Eyes: The Windows To Your Health

This video highlights why it is so important to get regular eye checks. Book your appointment with us today! Please contact one of our surgeons by calling the clinic on 020 7000 3193 or 0800 756 9993 or send us an e-mail reception@londonoc.co.uk for a consultation.

October 23, 2014

National Eye Health Week

Today marks the first day of the National Eye Health Week! To celebrate this, we would like to offer new clients a £50 discount on eye checks this week! Many people are living with poor vision and putting their sight at risk because of failure to get them checked according to new research from the

September 22, 2014

Smoking Linked to Development of Cataract

Smokers who kick the habit may reduce their risk of developing the blurred vision problem known as cataracts, new research shows. This common medical condition — in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively cloudy — is a leading cause of impaired vision. But researchers in Sweden found that middle-aged men who smoked at

August 18, 2014

Visual processes ‘critical for sharp mind’

Scientists say they have uncovered a basic process that may help explain why some people’s thinking skills decline with age. Research indicates as individuals begin to have difficulties interpreting simple images, their overall intelligence falls too. Psychologists suggest this ability to glean information at a glance may play a critical role in how we deal

August 14, 2014

Cataract Surgery May Slow Mental Decline

Along with improving vision, cataract surgery may slow mental decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests. Better eyesight also improves their quality of life, the researchers said. “These preliminary results indicate that improved vision can have a variety of benefits for people with dementia and their loved

August 11, 2014

Glaucoma Can Affect Children

When Christian Earl was six weeks old, his mother did not think his eyes looked right, so she took him to Loyola University Medical Center for an evaluation. She was shocked to learn that Christian had glaucoma and other congenital eye problems that were threatening his vision. “I thought that only older people could get

June 25, 2014

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy

The term retinopathy covers various disorders of the retina, which can affect vision. Retinopathy is usually due to damage to the tiny blood vessels in the retina. Retinopathy is commonly caused by diabetes, but is sometimes caused by other diseases such as very high blood pressure. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes it is

June 6, 2014

Cataract Surgery may Reduce Risk of Death

Beside enjoying better eyesight, people who undergo cataract surgery may see another advantage: Those with cataract-related vision loss who have surgery to improve their sight have a lower risk of death than those who don’t, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at 354 people, 49 and older, in Australia with cataract-related vision loss who underwent

May 28, 2014

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma occurs when pressure builds up in the eye from excess fluid. Early detection and treatment can preserve eyesight, but there is no cure for the disease once it has progressed. Here is important information about glaucoma: 1. Glaucoma can trigger loss of peripheral vision, which impairs the ability to move about safely and independently.

May 23, 2014

New Technique Detects Microscopic Diabetes-related Eye Damage

Indiana University researchers have detected new early-warning signs of the potential loss of sight associated with diabetes. This discovery could have far-reaching implications for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy. “We had not expected to see such striking changes to the retinas at such early stages,” said Ann Elsner, professor and associate dean in

May 12, 2014