Cataracts are cloudy areas within the lens of the eye, which result in blurred vision. The cloudier the lens, the worse the vision. They can develop in either one or both eyes, but are typically more severe in one eye than the other.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of vision loss in Australia - over 300,000 Australians are currently living with the disease. While the effects of glaucoma can be devastating, regular visits to see Shannon at Outlook Eye Centre will ensure it is detected as early as possible, which is essential for minimising vision loss.
Age-related macular degeneration is the major cause of vision impairment and blindness in Australia for people over the age of 50. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects the part of the retina responsible for central vision and for seeing fine detail, and makes it difficult to see small details of objects.
Dry eye is a common problem for many people.
Traditionally the only treatment option available has been lubricant eye drops. We now have a new treatment available at our practice, Blephasteam goggles.
Blepharitis is a common and persistent condition of inflammation of the eyelids. Bacteria live on the surface of everyone’s skin, but in certain people they thrive in the skin at the base of the eyelashes. Dandruff – like scales and particles form along the lashes and eyelid margins due to the resulting irritation.
A retinal detachment is a serious and sight-threatening event, occurring when the retina becomes separated from its underlying supportive tissue. The retina cannot function when these layers are detached. And unless the retina is reattached soon, permanent vision loss may result.
Diabetes, which occurs when your body does not produce enough insulin or doesn’t respond to the insulin that it makes, can cause a range of problems within your body - including in your eyes.