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Blocked tear duct

A blocked tear duct prevents your tears from draining well. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatments of blocked tear ducts

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Eye diseases

Find information on common eye diseases, such as conjunctivitis, glaucoma, refractive errors, cataracts, colour blindness, diabetic retinopathy and keratoconus.

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5 reasons to look after your eyes

It's common to develop serious eye conditions as you age, or through illness and injury, but there is plenty you can do to protect your eyes from damage.

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Uveitis

If left untreated, uveitis - or inflammation of the middle layer of your eye, can lead to blindness. Here's how to spot the symptoms of uveitis.

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Dry eye disease

Dry eye disease is a common condition that happens when your eyes don't produce enough tears. Your eyes may feel sore and gritty and your vision blurry.

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The role of a ophthalmologist

Ophthalmologists are eye doctors or surgeons who specialise in assessment diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. Learn what an ophthalmologist does.

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Glaucoma

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. Read on to learn more about glaucoma symptoms, treatments and causes.

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Eye infections

Eye infections can be caused by either viruses or bacteria, or occasionally by a fungus. Learn about possible treatment options.

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Retinal diseases

The retina is a collection of light sensitive nerve cells at the back of the eyeball. Retinal disorders damage these delicate cells and reduce someone’s ability to see.

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Refractive errors

Refractive errors are very common, causing blurred vision. Learn about short sightedness, astigmatism and other types of refractive errors here.

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