Eye Conditions

Over two million people living in the UK have sight loss. We’ll give you a few facts about sight loss, as well as the low down on the most common eye conditions people experience in the UK. Find out how they impact on sight and what treatment is available.


Glaucoma is when the optic nerve is damaged by fluid pressure inside your eye.

How to put in eye drops

Tips for those with Glaucoma


Cataracts are formed when the lens in your eye becomes opaque, which makes vision clouded.

Diabetic Retinopathy

A serious eye condition associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, which occurs when the blood vessels at the back of the eye become blocked and leak.

Retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of inherited eye conditions that affect the retina at the back of the eye. RP causes changes to your vision, which usually happen over a period of time and involve losing your peripheral vision, so it is sometimes called tunnel vision.

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition which affects the central part of your retina, which is called the macula.

Prosthetic Eyes – when false eyes don’t look like eyes…

Prosthetic (or fake) eyes are used when someone has had their eye removed due to injury or disease. We talked to Simon about his experience of losing his eye and why he chose to go for an unconventional chequerboard design instead of a life like eye.

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Discover some of the little known facts that surround sight loss

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For more information on sight loss please visit the RNIB Eye Conditions Directory

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