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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.
Spasms in the eyelid can signal fatigue, stress and in rare cases, multiple sclerosis. Learn about its causes and treatments and when to see a doctor.
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 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.
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.
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.
An injury to the face can be caused by almost anything, such as, falling over, cutting yourself shaving being struck in the face by an object, such as a ball or twig or being assaulted or hit.