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Archive for 'Eye Conditions'

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of legal blindness in patients aged 20 – 65 years in Western countries.  This is a disease of the retina – the film at the back of the eye responsible for detecting light. From the time of diagnosis of Type 2 (late onset, or non-insulin dependant diabetes) it […]

Optic neuritis

A diagnosis of optic neuritis can be quite scary for some people. It generally affects young people in their 20s and 30s who have never had a medical problem before in their life, and anything which affects your eyesight is going to make people worry. In addition there is the link between optic neuritis and […]

Blepharitis – itchy, burning eyes

Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid margins (around the lashes and the part that touches the eyeball) and is one of the most common causes eye irritation. It affects more than 10% of the population and fills the Sydney Eye Emergency clinic with hundreds of people a month seeking relief from their symptoms. The trouble […]