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Eye Disease

Eye Disease


Glaucoma is a disease of the eye in which the nerve fibres in the eye suffer damage and cause loss of vision. This can be associated with elevated pressure within the eye. Glaucoma most often strikes people over the age of 50 but everyone over the age of 35 should be checked

Eye problems associated with diabetes include transient blurring of vision, cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy. Retinopathy occurs when the blood vessels that supply the retina become damaged. Detection and treatment of retinopathy is essential to avoid vision loss.

Macular degeneration
Is a degenerative eye disease which causes progressive loss of central vision, leaving the peripheral vision intact? It affects one in seven Australians and is the leading cause of severe vision loss and blindness. Risk factors include age, family history, smoking and diet. It is essential to have your eyes examined as early detection and treatment can save sight.