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What is Retinitis Pigmentosa?

Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is a collection of rare degenerative eye disorders that typically occur in people that have a family history of the disease. In people with RP, cells in the back of the retina start to break down causing gradual vision loss. These cells detect light and send signals to the brain – this… Read more

5 tips for maintaining eye health during a lockdown

Looking after our eyes is now more important than ever. During a lockdown, many of us will experience an increase in screen time. Whether you are working from home or spending more time scrolling through your phone, here are five tips on how to keep your eyes healthy: Follow the 20-20-20 rule The blue light… Read more

Keeping a close eye on near-sightedness

The World Health Organisation predicts that by the year 2050, half the world’s population will be affected by myopia. The incidence of myopia is increasing in many countries with the greater concern that even a moderate level of myopia is associated with a greater risk of developing blinding eye diseases such as myopic macular degeneration,… Read more

Scientists reverse eye damage from glaucoma in mice

Harvard Medical School researchers have successfully reversed age-related vision loss in animals, as well as eye damage stemming from a condition mimicking human glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness around the world. The achievement represents the first successful attempt to reverse glaucoma-induced vision loss. The team said the approach could pave the way for therapies… Read more

Carols in the clinic

We are excited to welcome the VisAbility music group, Grand Delusions, to play Christmas carols in our Nedlands clinic throughout the month of December. Grand Delusions have been together for around 5 years, and all the band members have a form of vision impairment. Grand Delusions will perform between 10.00am and 12.00pm on the following… Read more

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