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Myopia Control Update

Since our last update on myopia control, I am happy to say that over a dozen of our patients have been successfully enrolled on the MOSAIC study, run by the Centre for Eye Research Ireland at DIT in Dublin. These kids are using Atropine 0.01%, or control eye drops nightly. As the study is a…

Nutrition and the Eye Part 2
Nutrition and Eye Conditions

Diabetes Diabetes occurs when there is a problem with your body’s ability to produce insulin. Insulin is the hormone that promotes the absorption of blood glucose into your body’s cells. There are 2 main types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition which prevents the production of insulin. This is not related to…

Nutrition and the Eye, Part One
Nutrition & Diet

I have always had a keen interest in health, diet and nutrition and as these things are essential for good eye health, as well as general wellbeing, I wanted to write a post about nutrition and the eye. The most recent statistics have reported that 67% of people in Ireland are overweight and approx. 1…

Dry Eye Disease

It is estimated that fifty percent of the population now have some degree of dry eye disease. What is dry eye disease? Dry eye is a multi-factorial disease which causes an imbalance in the component parts of the tears leading to an unstable tear film, hyperosmolanty (tears are too salty), inflammation of the surface of…

Myopia Control

At Argus Opticians we have recently introduced our new myopia control contact lenses to the practice. Misight contact lenses are the only licensed soft contact lenses that have been shown to reduce myopia progression in kids. Myopia (short sightedness) progresses most in kids between 6-16 and the Misight lenses can be fitted on kids as…

The Dangers of NERF Darts

I recently saw a young man who attended with a red eye, having been hit accidentally with a NERF dart from a range of 3m. I expected that this would be a mild abrasion only, however it turned out to be more serious. This lad had internal inflammation of the eye brought about by the…