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Many eye conditions are common, some are important to be aware of. You’ll find information on various eye conditions below.

If you’re concerned about your eyes, book an appointment with one of our qualified Optometrists. They can properly diagnose and assist in the management of your eye condition. Without proper diagnostic equipment and expertise, your eye condition may not be properly managed.

Many eye conditions are completely avoidable through good eye health care at home. However, some eye diseases require early intervention to prevent ongoing or worsening conditions. Therefore, a regular eye health checkup is the best way to avoid these more serious conditions.

Eye condition in Noosa
Pterygium, Surfer’s Eye

Pterygium, Surfer’s Eye

Pterygium (pronounced "tuh - rij - ee  -uhm) is sometimes called surfer's eye. It is a common condition we see around Noosa and once you know what it is, you'll probably realise you know someone with this condition. Overview5 key pointsWhat is a...

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Presbyopia

Presbyopia

Does presbyopia make arms shorter? Here are 5 key points about presbyopia: Presbyopia is a normal aging change of the eyeIt causes difficulty seeing clearly when looking at close objects around 40 years of ageThe crystalline lens in the eye stiffens over timeCommonly...

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Macular Degeneration

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration - what you should know The chances are, 1 in 7 of your family members over 50 years of age will be suffering from Macular Degeneration. How is your macula? Have you had it checked lately? Here are 5 key points about macular degeneration: Vision...

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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry eye syndrome is a dysfunction of the tear film. It usually presents as sore, red, and tired eyes. Environmental factors play a role, however, treatment depends on which type of dry eyes you have. Artificial tear drops can help to relieve symptoms, but further...

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Keratoconus

Keratoconus

A thinning of the central zone of the cornea allows normal, internal eye pressure to cause the rounded shape of the cornea to become cone-shaped. OverviewWhat is keratoconus?Causes of keratoconus?SymptomsDiagnosisTreatmentReducing your riskRelated topics What is...

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Cataracts

Cataracts

Most cataracts are age related, which means the older you get, the more likely you are to develop them. Cataracts may also be present at birth or acquired as a result of disease (such as diabetes), trauma to the eye, exposure to radiation or prolonged use of steroids....

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Myopia & Short Sightedness

Myopia & Short Sightedness

Myopia - What you should know Myopia requires more attention than simply a pair of glasses. Children with myopia must be correctly diagnosed. Furthermore, attempts should be made to stop its progression, because a child's long-term eye health is at stake. Adults with...

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Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis

Here are 5 key points about conjunctivitis: Inflammation of the skin of the eyeCommon and usually minorCaused by bacteria, viruses and also allergiesUsually irritated red or pink eye(s) with discharge  Treatment improves comfort and can also lessen the length of the...

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Digital Eye Strain

Digital Eye Strain

Digital eye strain is an emerging vision problem associated with the increase in digital devices. Even so, there are some things you can do to help aleviate the symptoms. Here are 5 key points about Digital Eye Strain: Caused by computers, smartphones and tablets Eyes...

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Subconjunctival Haemorrhage

Subconjunctival Haemorrhage

Subconjunctival Haemorrhages are relatively common. They appear as red, blood spots on the surface of the eye. Here are 5 key points about subconjunctival haemorrhage: Bruising of the conjunctiva Usually caused by injury to the eye Doesn’t affect vision Usually...

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Astigmatism

Astigmatism

Here are 4 key points about astigmatism: An imperfect shape of the front of the eye Causes blurry vision at higher degrees A common finding in vision examinations Rapid changes associated with other conditions Corrected with prescription spectacles or contact lenses...

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Hyperopia and Long-Sightedness

Hyperopia and Long-Sightedness

Hyperopia is the same as long-sightedness and hypermetropia. Here are 5 key points on hyperopia: Causes both blurred distance and reading vision Can be asymptomatic when young, becomes more noticeable with age In children, it is important to identify severe cases...

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