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.
Glaucoma surgery (trabeculectomy)
Glaucoma is a common problem, causing damage to the optic nerve where it leaves the eye. Glaucoma surgery can be performed to reduce the risk of further damage to the optic nerve.
Laser eye surgery
Do you wear glasses? Read about how you can correct your vision with laser surgery. The laser reshapes your cornea with a beam of light.
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.
Find information on common eye diseases, such as conjunctivitis, glaucoma, refractive errors, cataracts, colour blindness, diabetic retinopathy and keratoconus.
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.
Blindness and low vision can seriously affect every part of your life, but help and support – and in some cases, even treatment – are available. Find out more.
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.
Regular eye tests can pick up problems before you have any symptoms. You don’t need a referral to see an optometrist. Learn more about eye tests here.
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.