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A black eye is a bruise in the tissues around the eye. It’s a good idea to get it checked by a doctor in case it’s a symptom of a more serious eye injury.
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What does an ophthalmologist do?
Ophthalmologists (also called eye doctors or eye surgeons) specialise in eye diseases. Learn what ophthalmologists do – they are not the same as optometrists.
If left untreated, uveitis - or inflammation of the uvea, the middle layer of the wall of your eye, can lead to blindness. Here’s how to spot the symptoms.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. It affects 1 in 10 Australians aged over 80, but glaucoma can strike at any age.
A leading cause of blindness, cataracts are a clouding of the eye’s lens. Most people have cataracts by age 90, but it can affect anyone, even babies.
Laser eye surgery
Do you wear glasses? Read about a procedure that can correct your vision by reshaping your cornea with a beam of light – a laser.
A corneal ulcer will make the affected eye red and painful. Find out why you need to seek prompt medical treatment if you think you might have a corneal ulcer.
There are different forms of anaestheisa that can be used to provide a safe and effective way for you to have an operation or procedure, and to give you pain relief. Most people do not have any problems and are satisfied with their anaesthetic.
Hospital emergency departments
A hospital emergency department (ED) provides urgent medical care. Find out why and when you might need to go to an ED, what happens when you get there, and what you need to do before leaving.