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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
Known as ‘pink eye’, conjunctivitis is a contagious disease that turns the whites of the eye pink. Read about symptoms and treatments here.
Excessive alcohol consumption is a major cause of road and other accidents, violence, crime, liver injury and brain damage. Here is some statistics.
Types of mental illness
There are nearly 300 mental disorders listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). This is a handbook used by health professionals to help identify and diagnose mental illness.
How to get the most out of your doctor's appointment
To get the most out of your medical appointments, and to avoid 'bill shock', use these handy tips. Because you're the boss when it comes to your health.