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They’re your windows on the world. Discover more about your eyes’ functions, related conditions, and how to care for them.
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.
Learn about your eyes and the best way to keep them healthy. In this page, you’ll find health eye tips and information about tests and surgical procedures.
Dry eye syndrome
Dry eye syndrome is a common condition that happens when your eyes don’t produce enough tears.
Objects or chemicals in the eye
A piece of metal, dirt or chemicals in your eye can be annoying and often dangerous. Here’s what to do if you suspect something’s in your eye.
Find information on common eye diseases, such as conjunctivitis, glaucoma, refractive errors, cataracts, colour blindness, diabetic retinopathy and keratoconus.
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.
Objects or chemicals in the eye after care
If you have an object in your eye, you can try to flush it out, however chemicals in the eye are more serious. The following advice may be helpful to prevent any long-lasting damage.
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.
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.