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Conjunctivitis: why is my treatment not working?

13 Dec 2017 - Eye Practice
Conjunctivitis: why is my treatment not working?

Conjunctivitis, also called red eye or pink eye, is not normally serious, and usually burns itself out within a week or so. But what happens if it lingers around for longer, despite treatment? Find out why your eyes are still red.

Keratoconus: How 35 years of experience can help you

08 Dec 2017 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus: How 35 years of experience can help you

When I first developed an interest in keratoconus treatment, I had no idea the journey I was starting out on.  

Looking for Christmas Gift EYE-deas? SEE how we can help

24 Nov 2017 - Eye Practice
Looking for Christmas Gift EYE-deas? SEE how we can help

The silly season is almost here. Everywhere in the city the decorations are sneaking their way out. Before we know it, we shall be humming along to carols. This is one of my favourite times of the year. 

Sore eyes: Is your eye pain worse than it looks?

24 Nov 2017 - Eye Practice
Sore eyes: Is your eye pain worse than it looks?

Some people have eye pain bad enough to want to have their eye removed. Others are suicidal. This is beyond sore eyes.

Let’s talk about pain: shingles and the eye

17 Nov 2017 - Eye Practice
Let’s talk about pain: shingles and the eye

Many people have been exposed to the chicken pox (varicella zoster) virus as children. But the virus can hide in your nerves for years and reappear later in life – typically after 65 years of age.

Computer vision syndrome: is eye strain the tip of the iceberg?

17 Nov 2017 - Eye Practice
Computer vision syndrome: is eye strain the tip of the iceberg?

Whether you’ve got an office job or not, chances are you spend several hours a day staring at digital screens. Modern LED televisions, tablets and even mobile phones and Kindles can all lead to computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain.

What’s that? Arcus senilis and other common eye conditions explained.

10 Nov 2017 - Eye Practice
What’s that? Arcus senilis and other common eye conditions explained.

You’ve been to the optometrist for your annual / biannual eye test and you’ve been told you have arcus senilis or some other condition you’ve never even heard of before. Should you worry?

What’s so special about Lindberg frames? (Are you kidding?)

10 Nov 2017 - Eye Practice
What’s so special about Lindberg frames? (Are you kidding?)

When Danish optometrist Poul-Jørn Lindberg discovered he required glasses himself, not having worn glasses his whole life, he wanted something ultralight and inobtrusive.  But such a frame did not exist in late-1970s Århus.

I have astigmatism: Now what?

03 Nov 2017 - Eye Practice
I have astigmatism: Now what?

Astigmatism is one of those conditions that usually sounds worse than it is. But having an eyeball that is not perfectly spherical is actually the norm, so why do people get upset about this condition?

Are atropine eye drops for myopia safe for my child?

03 Nov 2017 - Eye Practice
Are atropine eye drops for myopia safe for my child?

If you or your child has myopia, you’ve probably heard of atropine eye drops. For over a decade, various concentrations of these drops have been successfully used in slowing down the rate of progression of myopia – or short-sightedness.

Help! My Chlorsig eye drops are not working...

27 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
Help! My Chlorsig eye drops are not working...

It’s a common scenario: you develop a red eye; you see your GP or pharmacist; you start using Chlorsig eye drops.  Three weeks later, you still have a red eye – maybe even redder than it was to start. What’s going on?

Eye strain at the office: what your HR manager should know

27 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
Eye strain at the office: what your HR manager should know

Wondering why you’re not getting as much work done as you (or your manager) would like? It could be your eyes that are letting you down.

Treating Astigmatism with Laser Eye Surgery

27 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
Treating Astigmatism with Laser Eye Surgery

Astigmatism is a very common condition, with around half of the population being afflicted with it to some degree. When you have astigmatism, you will have blurry eyesight. Fine details in an object may not be viewed very clearly.  Lines running from top to bottom may also appear slanted.

Get the Stigma out of your Astigmatism

26 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
Get the Stigma out of your Astigmatism

Astigmatism can sound a bit scary, but it is actually on of the most common eye conditions. In fact, most people have it!

Keratoconus: top tips for enjoying your favourite sport

20 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
Keratoconus: top tips for enjoying your favourite sport

If you think a diagnosis of keratoconus is a life-sentence of no more sport, think again. With the right strategies, this eye disease can be successful managed to allow you to live a full life. Here’s how.

3 early dry eye signs and what to do about them

20 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
3 early dry eye signs and what to do about them

Even if you don’t have severe dry eye disease, that’s not to say you’re not headed that way. Dry eye is a progressive disease – it gets worse over time.

Can keratoconus be treated by laser surgery?

13 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
Can keratoconus be treated by laser surgery?

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could walk into the doctor’s surgery with keratoconus and walk out cured? 

Conjunctivitis: What’s the difference between babies and adults?

06 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
Conjunctivitis: What’s the difference between babies and adults?

Conjunctivitis is distressing for anyone, but none more so than the parent of a new baby with this condition. But is it more serious for babies than for adults? 

KERATOCONUS: There are many different Contact Lens options available!

03 Oct 2017 - Eye Practice
KERATOCONUS: There are many different Contact Lens options available!

Keratoconus in the last 40 years has been principally managed with rigid gas permeable contact lenses, also called RGPs.  The category of rigid contact lenses is vague, as within this, there are half a dozen possibilities that can work very well.

Chalazion - The Red Lump Eye Disease

27 Sep 2017 - Eye Practice
Chalazion - The Red Lump Eye Disease

Have you ever had one of those red and tender lumps that can form in the upper or lower eyelid area? While the lump is benign in nature, irritation may occur because of this condition. This eye disease is called chalazion.  


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