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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.  

Why does keratoconus treatment cost so much?

22 Sep 2017 - Eye Practice
Why does keratoconus treatment cost so much?

A diagnosis of keratoconus can be a major shock to the system, but so can the discussion around the cost of treatment.

Could a drop of blood be the best treatment for dry eyes?

15 Sep 2017 - Eye Practice
Could a drop of blood be the best treatment for dry eyes?

We’ve known for some time that autologous serum – a blood product produced from your own blood by removing the red cells – can bring relief to dry eye sufferers. But this therapy is expensive and tedious and usually reserved for a last resort.

Eyelashes: not just for fluttering

14 Sep 2017 - Eye Practice
Eyelashes: not just for fluttering

Think your eyelashes are just for show? Bet you didn't know these fascinating facts about ....

Is sclera the new black when it comes to contact lenses?

08 Sep 2017 - Eye Practice
Is sclera the new black when it comes to contact lenses?

Could contact lenses that sit on your sclera (rather than your cornea) be the secret to long-term comfortable lens wear?  This post explains what these lenses are and how they work.

Solar retinopathy: can you safely stare at the sun?

06 Sep 2017 - Eye Practice
Solar retinopathy: can you safely stare at the sun?

If your mother told you never to look directly at the sun, she was right. Solar retinopathy is damage to the light-sensitive retina at the back of your eyes, and occurs most often from looking directly at the sun.

Stye in your eye? Top tips to get rid of it

25 Aug 2017 - Eye Practice
Stye in your eye? Top tips to get rid of it

A stye in your eye is unsightly, uncomfortable and the quicker you can rid of it, the better. Much like a pimple on your face, a stye – or sty – is a bacterial infection of a small gland within your eyelash follicle.

The 3 best contact lenses for 2017

18 Aug 2017 - Eye Practice
The 3 best contact lenses for 2017

What are the best contact lenses? This is a common question from glasses and contact lens wearers alike, and often arises after they have been wearing their lenses for a couple of years.

Keratoconus: 3 tips for coping with long haul flights…

28 Jul 2017 - Jim Kokkinakis
Keratoconus: 3 tips for coping with long haul flights…

Planning an overseas trip? One of the biggest problems with keratoconus on a long flight is the dehydration and irritation caused by the forced air, heat and digital screen use.

It’s ski season! Check out the latest snow eyewear from Zeiss

21 Jul 2017 - Eye Practice
It’s ski season! Check out the latest snow eyewear from Zeiss

Thinking about hitting the slopes? Get ready for the snow season with the latest skiing and snowboarding eyewear from Zeiss.

MACULAR DEGENERATION: Stem cells have promised a lot but...

20 Jul 2017 - Eye Practice
MACULAR DEGENERATION: Stem cells have promised a lot but...

Macular Degeneration is a huge concern because it is the leading cause of blindness in an aging population over the age of 50.  The problem is that this age bracket is increasing dramatically in numbers and no cure exists.

Blue light toxicity: is your family at risk?

17 Jul 2017 - Eye Practice
Blue light toxicity: is your family at risk?

In today’s digital age, devices have become as much a part of ourselves as our clothes and shoes, but when it comes to children’s eyes, is this necessarily a good thing?

Eyelid twitching: 6 causes that may surprise you

14 Jul 2017 - Eye Practice
Eyelid twitching: 6 causes that may surprise you

There are few things more distracting than an eyelid twitch; for no apparent reason, your eyelid starts to twitch, pulse or spasm all of its own accord.

Sunglasses: What to consider when choosing them

30 Jun 2017 - Eye Practice
Sunglasses: What to consider when choosing them

Unless you've been living under a rock for your entire life, you should already know that the sun’s ultraviolet light is harmful to your eyes.

Your keratoconus journey: what to expect

23 Jun 2017 - Eye Practice
Your keratoconus journey: what to expect

The keratoconus journey, from first diagnosis to stable management, can take several years – sometimes decades.


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