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Cataracts – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

What are cataracts ?

Cataracts are a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. This in turn affects vision. Cataracts form for many reasons but the most common is age.  It is normal for people over the age of 65 to have some mild form of cataracts. Causes of Cataract development include age, steroid use, trauma, radiation, or as a result of other eye conditions such as glaucoma.  Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes, sometimes years apart, but it cannot spread from one eye to another.

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State of the art – Medical best practice and architecture meet

IT’S HARD TO believe that beneath the welcoming, streamlined elegance and efficiency of the award-winning FOCUS Eye Centre in Kingsford, Sydney, is a century-old cottage. More remarkable is that the renovation work was completed to a strict six-month timetable on the very day promised by its architect Georgina Wilson.

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How to choose an ophthalmologist, Best laser eye technology

How to choose an Ophthalmologist that’s right for you

When it comes to eye surgery, there are a couple of key decisions that need to be made.

The first is to commit to the treatment and the next is to choose a particular Ophthalmologist to proceed. For some people finding the right specialist often comes before deciding to go ahead with treatment.

Making a choice is very much a personal process, but there’s a number of things to know — and questions to ask – that can help you make an informed decision with which you can be confident and comfortable and that’s right for you.

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New Agents for Treating Dry Eye Syndrome

Authors: Simon E. Skalicky, Con Petsoglou, Avinash Gurbaxani, Clare L. Fraser, Peter McCluskey

Published article – abstract

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is characterized by an inadequate volume and/or quality of tears resulting in chronic ocular surface irritation and inflammation. Affecting up to 30 % of adults, DES has a considerable impact on visual function and quality of life. DES may complicate allergic ocular disease and allergy medication may exacerbate DES. The pathophysiology of DES involves osmotic, mechanical and inflammatory insults to the tear film, epithelium and subepithelial nerve plexus. Various immune-related molecular targets have been the focus of research aimed at developing new therapeutic agents for treating DES. This article provides an overview of established, new and future agents for treating DES.

LINK: New Agents for Treating Dry Eye Sydnrome