Patient Information leaflets - Ophthalmology

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.


Age-related macular degeneration (treatment)


Atropine 1% eye drops

Blepharitis and lid hygiene

Brown’s syndrome

Caring for your eye after injection

Caring for your eye after surgery

Caring for your eyelid after surgery

Cataract surgery

Children’s eye tests

Chronic uveitis in children with arthritis


Contact lens clinic

Convergence excess esotropia

Convergence exercises:
- Dot card
- Jump convergence
- Stereograms
- Target to nose

Corneal abrasion

Corneal foreign bodies

Cyclodiode laser (eye treatment)

Dacryocystorhimostomy (DCR)

Distance exotropia

Double vision (Diplopia) and care of Fresnel prisms

Driving with double vision (diplopia)

Dry eye

Duane’s retraction syndrome

Eye drops

Eye drops for children’s eye test

Fluorescein angiography

Fresnel prism bar (instructions for improving eye control)


Glaucoma treatment

Indocyanine green angiography

Iritis (anterior uveitis)

Laser treatment (YAG Capsulotomy)

Macular clinic – discharge



Nystagmus in children

Ocular hypertension

Ophthalmology outpatients:
- North Devon District Hospital
- South Molton Eye Centre

Orthoptic examination (adult)

Panretinal photocoagulation (PRP)

Patching therapy

Posterior vitreous detachment


Pupil dilation advice

Screening of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens care

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT)

Soft contact lens care

Squint surgery (adult)

Squint surgery in children

Squint, about

Styes, meibomian cysts and hot compresses

Trabectome surgery (eye operation)


Trabeculectomy bleb needling

Treating Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) in the UK

Uveitis / Iritis

Wearing glassess


Last updated: May 19, 2023


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