Typical Eye Conditions – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments
At Focus you can expect state of the art equipment and fully qualified and highly experienced staff to assess your eyes. We can diagnose, assess and monitor eye conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, retinal problems, cataract, macular degeneration, keratoconus, refractive error, and eyelid disorders.
Can carrots help you see better? I’m sure we’ve all heard it before, carrots are here to save the day and cure us of all our eyesight problems. But is it true? We are busting this myth wide open and we are happy to report that yes carrots can contribute to better eye health. Eating […]
The Precious Gift of Sight Did you know that the first ever successful organ transplant occurred in 1905! This was a cornea transplant performed in Austria and at a time where there were no medications and no anesthetics. Both eyes were operated on, and one of the transplants worked giving this blind man vision for […]
If your eye is out of focus it could be due to refractive error. This occurs when light rays do not properly focus on the retina.
A cataract is clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. This in turn affects vision. Cataracts form for many reasons but the most common is age.
Keratoconus is a thinning of the central zone of the cornea, the front surface of the eye.
A pterygium is a triangular shaped growth that covers the white part of the eye. It typically presents near the inner corner of the eye and can encroach onto the cornea towards the pupil.
Glaucoma is an eye disease which can damage the optic nerve. It typically occurs in people over the age of 60 and those with a family history.
Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid. The lid may droop only slightly, or it may cover the pupil entirely.
Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and a cause of blindness in Australia and worldwide. It results from damage to the fine blood vessels behind the eyes as a result of the diabetes.
The macula is a small central area of the retina. Structures in the macula are specialised for high acuity vision. The macula is important for reading, driving, recognition of faces and fine detail.
What is retinal detachment? Retinal detachment is when the thin lining at the back of a person’s eye begins to pull away from the blood vessels that supply it with oxygen and nutrients.Without prompt treatment, the condition can lead to blindness in the affected eye. Retinal detachment is most often the result of the retina […]