Can Your Diet And Healthy Living Slow Down Progression Of Cataracts? The precise reasons as to why cataracts develop are still largely unknown, and the only effective cure remains cataract surgery, where the clouded natural lens of the eye is removed and a clear plastic lens (known as an intraocular lens or IOL) is implanted …

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Refractive Errors and Childhood Eye Conditions What are Refractive Errors? Refractive errors is the term for a range of vision problems where the shape of the eye makes it difficult to see clearly. Types of Refractive Errors There are four main types of refractive errors: Shortsightedness (myopia), where objects that are far away are blurry …

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What is Amblyopia? Amblyopia, or lazy eye, affects around 2% of Australian children of pre-school age, but it can affect children of any age, teens, and adults too. It occurs when the brain doesn’t fully recognise the images it’s receiving from one eye, so becomes more reliant on the other eye.  One eye becomes stronger, and the other …

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What is Blepharitis and how is it treated? Blepharitis is an eye condition that can appear in children and adults of any age (although it most commonly affects people over 40), with both eyes usually being affected at the same time. It is a relatively common condition (thought to account for about 1 in 20 …

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What is Macular Degeneration And How Can it be Treated? According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, it is estimated that over 240,000 people in Australia suffer from macular degeneration. Also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), this is a group of degenerative eye diseases that severely impacts on vision and can, if …

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What are cataracts and how are they treated? Cataract is a condition when the clear lens of the eye becomes clouded. The symptoms can include cloudy/hazy vision, as well as an increased sensitivity to bright lights and glare. Other signs that you may notice when you have cataracts are difficulty reading in dim light, or …

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