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Diabetic retinopathy – causes, symptoms and treatment

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.
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Four facts about glaucoma, the ‘silent enemy of sight’

While many people have heard of the eye condition known as glaucoma, few know that it can have a very serious effect on eye health. Even fewer people know that it is one of the leading causes of blindness in the UK. We speak with leading eye expert and Consultant Ophthalmologist Mr Ian Subak-Sharpe, from The Holly Private Hospital, about the condition.
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Covid-19 vaccine: FAQs with Aspen Medical Director, Dr Zoltan Varga

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.

Blood in the urine (haematuria): what causes it, what it means and treatment

Haematuria refers to blood in the urine. While it may not be caused by anything serious, it can be alarming to see and still does need to be investigated. But what causes this blood to appear, what should you do if this happens, and how can haematuria be treated? Professor Francis Chinegwundoh, Consultant Urological Surgeon at The Holly, takes a closer look.

Male depression: How Covid-19 is affecting men and signs to look out for

Depression is a serious medical condition and has been given increased attention and focus over the past year as the Covid-19 pandemic has taken hold. This is especially true for men who might be experiencing depression. Experts say a large percentage of men typically avoid seeking treatment for their physical or mental health. This can affect the people they love, things they enjoy and ability to carry out their responsibilities.