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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.

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Itchy eyes

Itchy eyes are usually caused by an allergy or by dry eye syndrome. There are things you can do to treat and prevent itchy eyes. Read more on the causes here.

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Eye cancer

Eye cancer develops when abnormal cells in the eye grow and divide uncontrollably. Eye cancer can be hard to treat, but it is rare in Australia.

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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.

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Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment is a medical emergency and you should go to hospital immediately if it happens.

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Trachoma

Did you know Australia is the only country in the developed world with trachoma, an eye infection that can cause blindness? Learn how to prevent it.

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Cataract surgery

Learn more about this procedure, which involves replacing the cloudy lens of the eye with a clear plastic lens.

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Keratoconus

This eye condition changes the shape of the cornea, the dome-shaped window that covers the iris, distorting a person’s vision.

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Optic neuritis

Eye pain and sudden loss of vision? It could be optic neuritis, inflammation of the optic nerve. Learn about its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Retinitis pigmentosa

Tunnel vision and night blindness are just 2 of the symptoms caused by the genetic eye disorder retinitis pigmentosa. Learn more about it here.

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