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Eye health

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.

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Eye health tips for over-60s

Trusted information and tips on eye health and keeping your vision clear as you get older, plus potential eye problems as you get older.

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Eyes

Eyes are parts of complex nervous system that allow you see the world. Learn more about its parts, how it functions, related conditions and tips to care about them.

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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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Eye care

Links to trusted information about eye care.

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Eye allergies

Trusted information about eye allergies from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on simple allergic conjunctivitis.

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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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Objects or chemicals in the eye after care

Trusted information about treatments for objects or chemicals in the eye and well as prevention and general information.

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Blocked tear duct

A blocked tear duct will prevent tears from draining properly, causing watery and irritated eyes. Learn what causes blocked tear ducts and about treatment.

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Black eye

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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Laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery is commonly used to correct vision in people by reshaping the cornea and in many cases removes the need for glasses.

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