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.

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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 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 […]

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UTS Clinicians Evening

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 […]

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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.

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

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 […]

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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.

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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 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 […]

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The Precious Gift of Sight – Donate Life

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 […]

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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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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.

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.

Retinal Detachment Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatments

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 […]