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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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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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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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News & Media releases | Glaucoma Australia

Given the convincing findings from the Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) on supplement recommendations in slowing down progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), it is not surprising that the role of diet and supplements has also been examined in glaucoma management

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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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Trachoma - eye infection | Health and wellbeing | Queensland Government

Trachoma is a preventable eye condition caused by repeated infections with eye strains of the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis that lead to a roughening of the inner surface of the eyelid.

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Eye health and vision | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care

Illness, injury and ageing can affect your eyesight, so it’s important to keep your eyes as healthy as possible. Find out what we’re doing to help improve eye health in Australia and prevent vision loss.

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Eye floaters - Better Health Channel

Some eye floaters look like small dots, while others appear like threads or little hairy clumps.

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Glossary of Eye Conditions | Fred Hollows Foundation

Glaucoma, Cataract and Trachoma are just a few examples of many eye conditions and diseases that exist worldwide. Learn more with a list of common eye conditions and terms.

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