Blurred vision requiring spectacles may be caused by myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. Astigmatism is common with at least 50% of …
Hyperopia means you can see distant objects very well but have difficulty seeing objects that are up close.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that leads to the slow destruction of the optic nerve at the back of the eye, which then causes vision loss.
Presbyopia occurs as part of normal aging and is not considered to be an eye disease. The process occurs gradually over a number of years.
MD refers to a group of degenerative diseases of the retina that cause progressive, painless loss of central vision, affecting the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognise faces.
Diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the retina change, affecting your central vision.
Eye floaters are speckling that float around in the eye effecting your vision and they are caused by degeneration of the clear fluid in the eye.
Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency.
Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes a thinning of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye.
A pterygium is a lump of tissue that grows over the cornea. It usually occurs on the nose side of the eye.
A corneal abrasion is when there has been some form of physical trauma to the eye which has impacted the …
Eye Socket (Orbit) Conditions
The thyroid gland located in the neck, produces thyroid hormones that helps regulate our metabolism.
The orbit (eye socket) is shaped like an ice cream cone, with the eyeball at the front and the orbit …
Eyelid & Skin Conditions
During blepharoplasty or lid reduction surgery a variable amount of skin, muscle and orbital fat is sculpted or repositioned to alter the contour and shape of the eyelids.
Unfortunately, up to 50% of Australians will develop skin cancer at some point in their life. Most of these skin cancers occur on the head, face and neck.
The region around our eyes is perhaps the most visually significant part of the face. This intensely expressive area is …
Tear Duct Conditions
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