Tom Waldron who has an eye condition and  had a liver transplant photographed at his home in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan / Phocus.

When I was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, I was amazed. Like most people, I assumed cirrhosis was alcohol-related and I was never a big drinke(...)

Diabetic retinopathy can cause the blood vessels in the lining at the back of the eye (the retina) to leak or become blocked and damage your sight.  Photograph: Thinkstock

  Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults in Ireland with an average of one person with the condition going blind(...)

The school eye-screening system is failing children with up to four year delays for crucial follow up exams to catch and treat various conditions, the(...)

See here: eye exams can pick up on general health issues such as diabetes, MS or brain tumours. Photograph: Getty

All professions are conspiracies against the laity, said George Bernard Shaw. With that in mind, just how do you know your optician is telling the tru(...)