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Eye conditions

Expert insights and information.

Learn more about some of the eye diseases that we encounter at The Eye Practice Optometrists in Sydney’s CBD.


Drusen are toxic waste deposits under the retina.


When eyelids (mostly the lower) turn outwards, leaving your eye exposed.


When the skin around the eyelids has lost some of its elasticity and tone


An eye condition that results in watery eyes.

Eye disease management

At The Eye Practice we manage a range of eye conditions and diseases, from dry eye to macular degenaration.

Eye diseases caused by myopia

Myopia can cause eye disease like cataract, glaucoma and retinal detachment. It happens when the eye elongates, stretching delicate tissues.

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 or eye ointment.  Three weeks later, you still have a red eye – maybe even redder than it was[...]


Hyperopia is a condition in which distance objects are generally seen clearly, but close objects appear blurred.

Irlen syndrome

Irlen syndrome (also known as Meares Irlen Syndrome) arises from a problem with the way the brain interprets visual information.

Let’s talk about pain: shingles and the eye

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.  Many people[...]

Macular hole

A macular hole is a break in the central part of the macular.

Meibomian gland dysfunction

Meibomian gland dysfunction is a common condition where the gland becomes blocked and the oil produced gets thickened or poor in quality.

Ocular migraine

Visual disturbances can be associated with migraine - with or without the headache.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a medical imaging technique that takes an image of the layers behind the retina to see what is going on under the surface.

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