Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. But how does diabetic retinopathy come about, what are the symptoms and how can it be treated? We speak to leading eye expert at The Holly, Mr Hadi Zambarakji (Consultant Ophthalmologist), about the condition.
‘Frozen shoulder’ is a debilitating condition where your shoulder becomes painful and stiff. But how does this condition come about and what can be done to treat it? What are the tell-tale signs that you may have frozen shoulder? And what else do you need to know about this little-known condition? Dr James Sarkodieh, Consultant Radiologist at The Holly Private Hospital, takes a closer look.
The UK’s Covid vaccination programme is well underway with more 31 million people having received their first dose at the time of publication. However, with various anti-vaccination conspiracy theories still being circulated online, it’s important to consider the facts. Dr Zoltan Varga, Aspen’s Medical Director, looks at the detail of the Covid-19 vaccines and tackles some of the common questions.