This incurable disease leads to loss of vision, but you can cut your risk of macular degeneration by making healthy lifestyle choices.
Small specks, cobweb-like strands or clouds that move across your vision are called eye floaters.
Refractive errors are very common, causing blurred vision. Learn about short sightedness, astigmatism and other types of refractive errors here.
Retinal detachment surgery
A retinal detachment is where the inner layer at the back of your eye peels off. Retinal detachment surgery should prevent your vision from getting worse.
Ptosis surgery (adult)
Ptosis surgery involves lifting your eyelid to improve its position and improve your vision. You should consider the options carefully and have realistic expectations about the results.
Finding it hard to tell red from green, or blue from yellow, is colour blindness. In rare cases, a person can’t see colour at all. Learn more here.
Regular eye tests can pick up problems before you notice any symptoms – and you don’t need a referral to see an optometrist.
Eye health tips for over-60s
Did you know that your eyes need 3 times as much light when you’re 60 as they did when you were 20 years old? Learn more about mature eyes here.
Retinal detachment is a medical emergency and you should go to hospital immediately if it happens.
Astigmatism is may be present from birth, develop as you age, or may be due to injury or disease. Learn more about symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of astigmatism.