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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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Retinal detachment

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

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Rosacea

Rosacea causes redness, flushing, and sometimes pimples and pustules, on the face. Find out about the condition's symptoms and treatments here.

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Symptoms of shingles

Shingles is a painful rash on a sensitive area of skin that can have symptoms such as burning and itching. Learn more here - including when to see a doctor.

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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.

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Colour blindness

Finding it hard to tell red from green, or blue from yellow, is colour blindness. In rare cases, a person can’t see colour at all. Learn more here.

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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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Diabetic retinopathy

Discover how diabetes can slowly damage your retina (the layer of light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye), leading to diabetic retinopathy.

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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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