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Protecting Your Eyes From Sun Exposure

Protecting Your Eyes From Sun Exposure

We all know about the dangers of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but many of us tend to forget to protect our eyes.  Your sun behaviour today will determine your chances of developing eye diseases such as cataracts, cancers and macular degeneration later in...

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Pterygium, Surfer’s Eye

Pterygium, Surfer’s Eye

Pterygium (pronounced "tuh - rij - ee  -uhm) is sometimes called surfer's eye. Here are 5 key points about pterygium: Caused by excessive UV exposure If large enough, can affect vision Causes irritation to the eye Wearing good quality sunglasses when...

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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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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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Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

With dry, wintery conditions upon us, we're expecting to see more cases of dry eye syndrome in the coming weeks. Here are 5 key points about Dry Eyes: Dysfunction of the tear filmSore, red tired eyesAffected by environmental factorsTreatment depends on which type of...

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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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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. Controlling...

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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 imperfectly 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 presciption 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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Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Here are 5 key points you should know about glaucoma: Glaucoma is the leading cause of avoidable blindness worldwide Over 300,000 Australians currently suffer from glaucoma Around 50% of all sufferers are undiagnosed Glaucoma can lead to permanent loss of vision...

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