Eye Conditions, Problems and Diseases

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)
Amblyopia, more usually seen in young children, can result in a permanent deterioration in vision if it is not diagnosed and treated early on. More >>

Astigmatism causes blurred and distorted vision due to an irregularly shaped cornea. Astigmatism is commonly corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive eye surgery. More >>

Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelids, particularly at the lid margins. Blepharitis is a common disorder and symptoms include; eye irritation, burning, tearing, crusty debris (in the lashes, in the corner of the eyes or on the lids) and red eyelid margins. More >>

Cataracts cause cloudy vision, and are a common problem largely due to the ageing process. Surgery to remove cataracts is a routine outpatient procedure. More >>

Colour Blindness
Colour Blindness is the inability to distinguish between certain colours, and is most commonly an inherited condition, or a side-effect of an illness or medication.. More >>

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
Conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is an infection of the outer layer of the eye, the conjunctiva, which produces mucus to lubricate and protect the surface of the eye. More >>

Diabetic Retinopathy
Diabetic retinopathy causes abnormalities in the tiny blood vessels nourishing the retina, which leak and fail to provide nutrients necessary for good health in the retina. Left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can result in severe visual loss, including blindness.More >>

Dry Eye Syndrome
Dry Eye Syndrome is one of the most common problems treated by eye surgeons and is usually caused by a reduced quality of the tear film that lubricates the eyes. Drops and special plugs can help restore the moisture your eyes need to stay healthy. More >>

Glaucoma causes chronic damage to the optic nerve and gradually diminishes the field of vision. Drops every day and surgery may be required to reduce pressure. More >>

Hyperopia (Long sight)
Hyperopia, also known as long sight is a visual disorder in which the focusing power of the eyes is too weak. This is commonly corrected by Glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. More >>

keratoconus is thinning and bulging of the cornea. This results in distortion of the cornea, and an associated reduction in visual acuity. More >>

Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Macular Degeneration, a common cause of decreased vision in adults over 60, is the loss of pigment from pigment epithelium and the deposit of a yellow matter in sub-pigment epithelial layer in the central zone of the retina. More >>

Myopia (Short Sight)
Myopia or Short sight is hereditary and develops through the teens, affecting 20% of the population. Myopia is where the focusing power of the eyes is too strong. More >>

Ocular Hypertension
Elevated eye pressure or intraocular pressure has no symptoms, but is readily apparent to eye doctors during your exam. Ocular hypertension, although not a problem, is associated with glaucoma. More >>

Photophobia (Light Sensitivity)
Photophobia is an abnormal sensitivity to light and is often because the iris is unable to to reduce the light entering the eye. More >>

Greek for elder eye, presbyopia happens to those in their 40's and older. Presbyopia is not due to long sight or short sight but the eyes inability to focus close up when the eye muscles get older, after middle age. More >>

Ptosis (Drooping Eyelid)
Ptosis refers to the drooping of an eyelid caused by weakened eye muscles, and affects the upper eyelid of the eyes. Ptosis is most often due to ageing and can be treated with surgery. More >>

Retinal Detachment
Retinal detachment is the separation of the retina from the back wall of the eye. Tears and detachment commonly occur when there is traction on the retina by the vitreous gel inside the eye, as liquid from the vitreous may pass through the tear, and detach the retina. More >>

Retinitis Pigmentosa
Retinitis Pigmentosa affects night vision and peripheral vision and is usually hereditary. Symptoms start with decreased night vision and later a reduction of peripheral vision. More >>

Strabismus, also known as crossed-eyes, is where both eyes cannot be aligned simultaneously. An estimated 5 percent of all children have strabismus to some degree. More >>

A stye is a benign inflammatory lesion of the lid. Stye develop when a gland at the edge of the eyelid becomes infected. A stye can grow on the inside or outside of the lid. More >>

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