More than 10 million people in the UK get headaches regularly, making them one of the most common health complaints. There are several different types of glaucoma, which can have different symptoms, causes and treatments. As well as being incredibly painful, any injury or damage to the eye may affect your sight. A black eye is bruising to the tissue under the skin surrounding your eye. Sarcoidosis is a rare condition that causes small patches of red and swollen tissue, called granulomas, to develop in the organs of the body. Double vision (medically known as diplopia) is seeing two images of a single object. Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of skin and the underlying tissue.

Symptoms of concussion can be mild to severe, and in some cases emergency treatment may be needed. A lazy eye (amblyopia) is caused when something disrupts the normal development of vision. There is no antiviral medication for viral conjunctivitis and it does not respond to antibiotic drops as it is not caused by bacteria. Dry eye syndrome, or dry eye disease, is a common condition that occurs when the eyes don’t make enough tears, or the tears evaporate too quickly. Blepharitis is a common condition where the edges of the eyelids (eyelid margins) become red and swollen (inflamed). Uveitis is inflammation (swelling) of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or uveal tract. It takes five years for pharmacists to become fully trained.

Making subtle changes to your lifestyle can help improve your eye health and minimise your risk of developing common eye conditions in older age such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts. Conjunctivitis is a common condition that causes redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye (the conjunctiva). Our practice is one of the first surgeries in England and the first in Plymouth to introduce the “GP Access” service, designed to give you easy telephone access to  a doctor. Measles is a highly infectious viral illness that can be very unpleasant and sometimes lead to serious complications. For minor illnesses and ailments self-care is the best choice. This section of our website provides links to self care websites, advice on common conditions and links to other services. This leaflet has been produced to give you general information.

The recommended treatment for conjunctivitis will depend on whether it’s caused by infection, an allergic reaction or an irritant, such as a stray eyelash. Fainting (syncope) is a sudden temporary loss of consciousness that usually results in a fall. A new 111 urgent care service was introduced in the ABMU area on 4th October 2016. Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the eye cause it to become less transparent (clear). Cookies on this website We use cookies on our website. The colder months can be seriously bad for our health but there’s a number of things we can all do to help keep ourselves and our families well this winter. People in the Rochdale borough can now benefit from a new minor eye conditions service.

Minor illness clinics are held Monday to Friday. With patient’s needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. Q. Some patients feel anxious when they find out their treatment will affect their hair. Find out more about the projects and campaigns in your local area here. QUESTIONS How do I know if I can use the Pharmacyfirst scheme? Getting something in the eye, also called a foreign body, can cause discomfort.

Sore throats/tonsillitis/sinusitis /earache/ear infection/eye problems/contraception/urine infection/vaginal problems (thrush, discharge)/digestive problems (constipation, indigestion/heartburn)/skin problems (eczema, impetigo acne) head lice/rashes/ bites/stings and wounds/cold sores/coughs/chest infection/recent minor injuries or lower back pain to see the Primary Care Practitioner. It takes five years for pharmacists to become fully trained. There are several causes for watering eyes, including the emotional response to something sad or upsetting. TWO North-East medics believe they have discovered a way to reverse the effects of dementia in a breakthrough that could offer new hope for thousands of sufferers. An accident, sports injury or trauma to the eye can cause bleeding in the eye called hyphaema. NEW PATIENTS WELCOME! The ophthalmology team consists of orthoptists, ophthalmologists, opticians and ophthalmic nurses.

You can use the scheme if you are registered with a GP surgery in the Hull area, don’t pay for your prescriptions and are suffering from one of the following conditions set out below: The service is confidential as pharmacists are bound by NHS confidentiality Regulations and the Data Protection Act. Pterygium is a growth that develops across the clear cornea of the eye that can affect people who spend a lot of time outside in the sun. Many pharmacies are open evenings, weekends and bank holidays – no appointment needed!