Eyecare

Find out more about the common eye conditions, and treatments available from Visique Botany.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is not a disease, but a description of eye-shape where it is oval like a rugby ball rather than round like a soccer ball. Symptoms can include blurring at distance and near as some parts of an image are more out of focus than others. For...

Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of all or part of the normally clear lens within your eye, which results in blurred or distorted vision. Cataracts are most often found in people over age 55. Although cataracts develop without pain or discomfort, indications...

Diabetes & Your Eyes

Diabetes is a disease that interferes with the body's ability to use and store sugar and can cause many health problems including diabetic retinopathy in the eyes. Diabetic retinopathy can weaken and cause changes in the small blood vessels that nourish...

Dry Eyes

Dry eyes occur when there are insufficient tears to adequately lubricate the surface of the eye. There are two main types of tears: basal (normal) tears which are always present, and reflex tears which are produced when crying or when the eye waters in...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness. Approximately 2% of people over the age of 40 have Glaucoma and the risk increases with age. Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the internal pressure in your eyes increases enough to damage the nerve...

Keratoconus

The Changing Shape of Keratoconus Keratoconus is a vision disorder that occurs when the normally round cornea becomes irregularly cone shaped. This abnormal shape prevents the light entering the eye from being focused correctly on the retina and...

Longsightedness

Longsightedness is also known as hyperopia and occurs because the eyeball is too short, so that the image at the back of the eye is focused behind of the retina rather than onto it. Symptoms include near blurring. A person with longsightedness can...

Macular Degeneration

A common condition that causes diminished sight is macular degeneration. The macula a central point in the retina which corresponds to the point of your sharpest vision that is used for all fine focus tasks at distance and near. As it is the most active...

Presbyopia

Presbyopia occurs because the lens of the eye loses its elasticity, so that the image at the back of the eye is focused in behind the retina rather than onto it when doing close tasks. Symptoms include having difficulty viewing close objects or small...

Shortsightedness

Shortsightedness is also known as myopia and occurs because the eyeball is too long, so that the image at the back of the eye is focused in front of the retina rather than onto it. Symptoms include distance blurring. A person with shortsightedness...