Other Eye Conditions

Our Eye Clinic at Good Hope have produced many pages of information regarding other eye conditions.

Good Hope ARMD team


Glaucoma is usually caused by too much fluid pressing on the nerve at the back of the eye. There are many types of glaucoma, but on this page glaucoma is the term given to the ‘chronic open angle’ or ‘primary open angle’ or ‘chronic simple’ glaucoma.

Pseudoexfoliation and pigmentary glaucomas are both types of chronic open angle glaucomas, and this page applies. Glaucoma is not a single disease, but represents conditions that occur for different reasons with the final event being optic nerve damage and visual field loss.

Macular Disease

There are many types of macular disease, and all types of serious macular disease affect the central vision, making it difficult to read, watch TV, or see faces. These pages explains macular disease in general, with some details about age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) in particular.


Normally light enters the eye from the front, passes through a clear lens, and reaches the back of the eye so you can see. If the lens becomes cloudy like frosted glass, light cannot pass through, and you cannot see properly. ‘Cataract’ is the name of the ‘cloudy’ human lens.

Other links

Royal National Institute of Blind People

RNIBThe RNIB are for everyone affected by sight loss and their families. Whether you’re losing your sight or you’re blind or partially sighted, their practical and emotional support can help you face the future with confidence.

Focus Birmingham

Focus BirminghamFocus Birmingham is a specialist charity providing expert support, advice and information to anyone in the Birmingham area affected by sight loss or other disabilities. And because sight loss and disability affects family, friends and carers, we will work with them too.