Author Dr Shanel Sharma

Luke’s Story: At age 13, I got severe sun damage to my eye. Now, I know to wear protective sunglasses like Beamers sunglasses with Optoshield technology.

Luke (not his real name) is a 13-year-old boy who came into our clinic after suffering from a red, sore eye for a few weeks. Luke is a wicket keeper who plays cricket three times per week. He was given drops and creams to try and help with the discomfort to his eyes. (The discomfort experienced

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Have you noticed a change in vision in one eye, distortion of straight lines or a spot missing from your vision? Could you have Macular Degeneration?

When you look at straight lines are you noticing a slight bending? Or is there a patch missing from your vision?    Or is the vision reduced in one eyes? These are symptoms of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD).  You should seek medical attention. If you do have macular degeneration, an ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist) will need

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Can a vitamin product protect kids’ eyes from a tablet’s blue light? ABC News – Meredith Griffiths interviews Dr Shanel Sharma Paediatric Ophthalmologist

Experts say emissions from mobile phones and tablets are “low intensity”. (Credit: ABC) Vitamin companies are peddling “ludicrous” claims about products that protect children’s eyes from the blue light emitted by digital devices, according to doctors. Ads for the dietary supplements suggest they can “guard” or “shield” children’s eyes from “high energy” blue light. However

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