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Here you can find out about the following common eye conditions and treatments:

Cataracts

A common eye condition, in which the lens becomes progressively opaque, resulting in blurred vision.

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Corneal Transplants

The process of removing all, or part of, a cloudy or abnormally shaped cornea with a donor cornea.

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Eye Diagram

View our interactive eye diagram showing the internal and external parts that make up the eye.

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Eye safety

Learn more about protecting your eyes from permanent injury at home and in the workplace.

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Glaucoma

A disease of the optic nerve which is usually associated with high pressure inside the eye.

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Healthy Lifestyle

Discover lifestyle tricks to maintain good eye health.

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Keratoconus

A condition where the cornea becomes thin and stretched near its center, causing it to bulge forward into a conical shape.

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Macular Degeneration

The name given to the group of eye diseases that affect the retina.

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Refractive Laser Surgery

Any eye surgery used to improve the refractive state of the eye and decrease or eliminate reliance on contact lenses and glasses.

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Retinal Dystrophy

Retinal dystrophies are chronic and progressive disorders of visual function. ‘Dystrophy’ means a condition that a person is born with, and ‘retinal’ means relating to the retina.

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Strabismus

Commonly known as lazy eyes, strabismus occurs when the eyes are not correctly aligned and point in different directions.

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Sun exposure

It is important to protect your eyes from excessive exposure to UV radiation.

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Uveitis

Inflammatory diseases that produce swelling and redness within the eye that destroys eye tissue.

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Vitrectomy

An operation to remove the vitreous gel from the inside of the eye.

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For more information about eye conditions that are not listed here, please contact the institute directly.

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