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Thyroid eye disease - MyDr.com.au

Thyroid eye disease occurs in people with thyroid disease and is characterised by inflammation, swelling and eventual scarring.

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Thyroid Eye Disease - Targeting Cancer

Find out more about the causes, symptoms and treatments for thyroid eye disease.

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Eye care | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

Have regular eye check-ups Regular eye check-ups are recommended for people without eye diseases or specific risk factors. Examinations with a registered eye care practitioner (optometrist or ophthalmologist) are recommended every second year.

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Glaucoma Quiz - Glaucoma Australia

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases where vision is lost due to damage to the optic nerve

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Ophthalmologist: parents & kids guide | Raising Children Network

An ophthalmologist can help your child if your child has had an injury to his eyes or it looks like he has an eye problem or eye disease. Find out more.

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Eye Injuries in the Workplace | myVMC

Eye injuries in the workplace: There are a range of agents found in workplaces that can cause eye diseases, disorders or injuries. While many of these agents are often also found in everyday living environments, exposure at dangerous levels is most likely to occur in the workplace.

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Function & Anatomy Of The Human Eye - Fred Hollows Foundation

Eyes are important organs that help us navigate our way through the world. Learn more about how eyes work and how eye diseases affect our sight.

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Diabetes - Vision Initiative

Diabetes All people with diabetes (Type 1, Type 2 or gestational) have an increased risk of developing eye complications such as macula oedema, cataracts, glaucoma or the most common diabetic eye disease, diabetic retinopathy

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Eye Diseases & Disorders In Children & Toddlers | Fred Hollows

Childhood blindness, caused by cataracts, trachomas, and retinopathy of prematurity, affects three out of four children who live in poverty. Fred Hollows provides free treatment for those affected. Find out how to help.

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Amblyopia (lazy eye) - MyDr.com.au

Amblyopia is a common cause of reduced vision in children, sometimes known as 'lazy eye'. Usually one eye is affected, but sometimes both.

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