Explanations of typical eye conditions and procedures that are performed at FOCUS

At Focus we can diagnose, assess and monitor most eye conditions and perform the safest procedures using the most advanced technology on offer.

Eye Conditions


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World Glaucoma Week 2019

World Glaucoma Week 2019 (10 - 16 March) During World Glaucoma…
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‘Breakthrough device’ gets expedited review from FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated an…
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Blue light at night can disrupt your body clock, but it’s not all bad

For the past decade, scientists have been exploring whether artificial…
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UTS Clinicians Evening

One of our very experienced orthoptists Ana was invited to speak…

Do glasses weaken your eyes?

The popular belief that glasses weaken your eyes is a myth. Find out more. Visit FOCUS Eye Centre for a consultation, call 02 9663 3927.

5 things you’re doing every day that could be hurting your eyesight

Your eyes are precious, but people often take them for granted.…

Creating Vision with a SMILE

SMILE – a minimally invasive laser vision correction procedure – has been used to treat over a million eyes worldwide and is being used by an expanding number of clinics for myopia correction.
Macula month

May is Macula Month!

May is Macula Month and the ideal time to learn more about macular disease, what support is available to you!

Keratoconus Treatment Corneal Collagen Cross Linking to be supported by Medicare

Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CCXL) for keratoconus will be added to the Medicare Benefits Scheme from 1 May 2018.

Number of Aussies living with cataracts on the rise

An increasing number of Australians are living with cataracts, particularly women aged over 80, according to new data released by the Medibank Better Health Index.
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Busting Common Eye Myths

Can carrots help you see better? I'm sure we've all heard it…
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The Precious Gift of Sight – Donate Life

The Precious Gift of Sight Did you know that the first ever…
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Refractive Error – Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

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.
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Cataracts – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

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.
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Keratoconus – Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Keratoconus is a thinning of the central zone of the cornea, the front surface of the eye.
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Pterygium – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

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.
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Glaucoma – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

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.
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Ptosis – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

Ptosis is a drooping of the upper eyelid. The lid may droop only slightly, or it may cover the pupil entirely.
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Do you have Diabetic Eye Disease ?

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.
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Macular Degeneration – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments

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.
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Retinal Detachment Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments

What is retinal detachment? Retinal detachment is when the thin…