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Eye Problems And Conditions

Have questions about an eye condition or vision problem? Browse our partial list of articles below to educate yourself or for information.

Please keep in mind that these articles are for general education purposes only. If you suspect you have an eye condition or vision problem,

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Aged Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration affects the vision you use when you’re looking directly at something, for example when you’re reading, looking at photos or watching television. AMD may make this central vision distorted or blurry and, over a period of time, it may cause a blank patch in the centre of your vision.


Astigmatism is a common and usually minor eye condition that causes blurred or distorted vision.


Blepharitis is a condition where the edges of the eyelids become inflamed (red and swollen).

Blurry Vision

Blurry vision is the loss of sharpness of eyesight, making objects appear out of focus and hazy.


A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil.

Colour Blindness

Colour blindness is not a form of blindness at all, but a deficiency in the way you see color. With this vision problem, you have difficulty distinguishing certain colors, such as blue and yellow or red and green.


Conjunctivitis is a common condition that causes redness and inflammation of the thin layer of tissue that covers the front of the eye (the conjunctiva).

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes. It occurs when high blood sugar levels damage the cells at the back of the eye (known as the retina). If it isn’t treated, it can cause blindness.

Double Vision

Double vision (medically known as diplopia) is seeing two images of a single object. The two images may be one on top of the other, side by side, or a mix of both.


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Floaters, Flashes & Spots

Eye floaters are those tiny spots, specks, flecks and “cobwebs” that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision. While annoying, ordinary eye floaters and spots are very common and usually aren’t cause for alarm.

Floaters and spots typically appear when tiny pieces of the eye’s gel-like vitreous break loose within the inner back portion of the eye.


Glaucoma is a condition which can affect sight, usually due to build up of pressure within the eye.

Glaucoma often affects both eyes, usually to varying degrees. One eye may develop glaucoma quicker than the other.


Hyperopia, or farsightedness, is a common vision problem, affecting about a fourth of the population.

Lazy Eye

A lazy eye, also known as amblyopia, is a childhood condition that occurs when the vision in an eye does not develop properly.


Is a common eye condition that causes distant objects to appear blurred, while close objects can be seen clearly.


Presbyopia usually occurs beginning at around age 40, when people experience blurred near vision when reading, sewing or working at the computer.

Red Eye

A red eye can be alarming but is commonly just a sign of conjunctivitis or another minor eye condition. If it is painful, there may be a more serious problem. In any case, you should see your GP for advice.


A squint (strabismus) is a condition where the eyes point in different directions.

Visual Stress & Dyslexia

Refers to reading difficulties, light sensitivity and headaches from exposure to disturbing visual patterns. It can be responsible for print distortion and rapid fatigue when reading.

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