RetinoblastomaRetinoblastoma is a rare form of cancer that develops on the Retina, during the early childhood years. The most common sign of Retinoblastoma is the white reflections in the eyes of children's photos. With early diagnosis and treatment this condition can often be cured.
One out of 80 children suffering from a form of eye disease will reflect a white glow in at least one of their eyes when using flash photography. Of those afflicted however, more than 80% can complete a full recovery.
Keratoconus, a pathological thinning of the cornea, directly affects about 12,000 Australians, with many times this number undiagnosed. But the impact of this disease often extends beyond the sufferer to their family and colleagues.
Shingles is the disease caused when the chicken pox virus reactivates. It is associated with eye problems, some very serious, but the most debilitating thing is the nerve pain that can persist even after the rash has healed.