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.
World Glaucoma Week 2019 (10 – 16 March) During World Glaucoma Week (10 – 16 March) Glaucoma Australia will launch a new risk awareness campaign targeting people who are at greater risk of developing glaucoma to encourage them to get their eyes tested. Glaucoma is the leading cause of avoidable blindness worldwide, affecting over 300,000 […]
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated an AI diagnostic system that autonomously detects diabetic retinopathy (DR) as a ‘breakthrough device’, paving the way for an expedited review. The Breakthrough Device Program is reserved for technologies that provide more effective treatment or diagnosis of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases. Should it receive clearance […]
For the past decade, scientists have been exploring whether artificial light — particularly wavelengths of blue light — poses a risk to human health. You may have heard that too much screen time in the evening is a bad for you, and it’s true the blue light emitted by devices like phones and tablets can […]
One of our very experienced orthoptists Ana was invited to speak to final year orthoptic students at the University of Technology’s clinicians evening that was held on Wednesday 7th November at the Discipline of Orthoptics. Ana has been a hard working orthoptist for 35 years. She graduated in 1983 and commenced work as an ophthalmic […]
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.
Your eyes are precious, but people often take them for granted. Even those with perfect vision should visit an eye doctor regularly to get checked for common eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. To take care of your eyes, its important to visit an eye specialist regularly, wear sunglasses, avoid smoking, and eat […]
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.
May is Macula Month and the ideal time to learn more about macular disease, what support is available to you!
Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CCXL) for keratoconus will be added to the Medicare Benefits Scheme from 1 May 2018.
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.
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 […]