Discover how diabetes can slowly damage your retina (the back of your eye). This can lead to diabetic retinopathy and vision problems.
Find information on common eye diseases, such as conjunctivitis, glaucoma, refractive errors, cataracts, colour blindness, diabetic retinopathy and keratoconus.
Blindness and low vision can seriously affect every part of your life, but help and support – and in some cases, even treatment – are available. Find out more.
The retina is a collection of light sensitive nerve cells at the back of the eyeball. Retinal disorders damage these delicate cells and reduce someone’s ability to see.
5 reasons to look after your eyes
It's common to develop serious eye conditions as you age, or through illness and injury, but there is plenty you can do to protect your eyes from damage.
Retinal detachment is a medical emergency caused by ageing and eye injury. If you experience vision disturbance, go to the emergency department.
Eye-health tips for over-60s
Did you know that your eyes need 3 times as much light when you’re 60 as they did when you were 20 years old? Learn more about mature eyes here.
Blurred vision can be caused by several eye conditions or by an underlying disease, such as diabetes. Learn here what to do if you experience blurred vision.
Find out about the HbA1c test — a type of blood test used to help diagnose diabetes and monitor blood sugar control in people with diabetes.
Charles Bonnet syndrome
People with Charles Bonnet syndrome experience visual hallucinations (‘phantom images’) but don’t have a mental health issue. Learn about the condition here.