The Eye Practice blog
Is it possible that our eyelash follicles have been invaded by strange creatures? Not by body-snatchers, but quite likely by a tiny mite called Demodex, commonly associated with rosacea.
Naked eyes are not engineered to withstand staring at computer screens for hours on end, no matter how engrossed you are in your favourite game.
Ever since the results of the Age-Related Eye Diseases Study (AREDS) came out in 2001, we have known that diet and nutrition play a significant role in protecting your macula.
Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) accounts for over half of all irreversible vision loss in Australia. Some key risk factors you can’t do anything about.
Is there finally a way to manage dry macular degeneration? An innovative screening device that measures macular protein may be the key to effective prevention of the disease.
In the wake of the AREDS studies, which looked at macular degeneration nutrition, kale stood out as the best natural source of micronutrients – lutein and zeazanthin – for macular support.
Have you ever had one of those big, painful red lumps forming near the edge of your eyelids called a stye?
Could keratoconus be successfully treated with a simple eye drop? This is the question a team of New Zealand researchers is now investigating, with a little help from their woolly friends.
The latest studies on the causes of myopia – or short-sightedness – reveal what many mums and dads have suspected for generations – sunshine really is good for our kids.
Some eye conditions are straightforward to treat. But dry eye is a complex eye disease with a staggering number of underlying causes. Successful treatment depends on accurate diagnosis and requires combination therapy.
You know the symptoms; tired, gritty, dry, itchy eyes, tension headaches and blurry vision. Eye strain results from overusing the eyes without resting, especially where digital screens are involved.
Panic is not an unusual reaction to a new diagnosis of keratoconus. Fear of corneal transplant or even blindness is on everyone's mind. But the good news is that this disease can be very successfully managed.
Eye Strain we have discussed in detail in previous posts. With introduction of the smart phones it has now hit epidemic proportions.
Blepharitis is unpleasant. This inflammation (swelling, redness and discomfort) of the eyelids can often be accompanied by a build-up of scale along the lash line of the eyelids. It looks unsightly and it feels itchy and irritating.
Formaldehyde is a recognised carcinogen and health threat and known to cause skin and mucus membrane irritation, as well as red eyes. Yet it is present in many skincare and cosmetic products we use on a daily basis.
A new treatment for blepharitis is proving to be a real boon for dry eye sufferers at The Eye Practice. BlephEx was developed a couple of years ago by a US ophthalmologist for the effective removal of biofilm from the margins of the eyelids.
Glaucoma affects about 1 in 50 of Australia’s population. Did you know that 50% of these people are walking around right now with no idea that it could rob them of their sight? They have never been diagnosed.
Glaucoma is the world's leading cause of irreversible blindness, with an estimated 70 million people affected. In an exciting breakthrough, scientists have shown that a form of Vitamin B3 may protect eyesight from this disease.
Although there is no fool-proof plan to cure myopia (short-sightedness), there are options that may slow down its progressive state. Myopia in children and adults has reached a point of serious concern over the past decade.