Orbital Infections

The orbit (eye socket) is shaped like an ice cream cone, with the eyeball at the front and the orbit walls being made of bone. The orbit has a small volume of about 30ml, 7ml of which comprise the eyeball. Other important structures within the orbit include the muscles controlling eye movement, the optic nerve, […]

Orbit Tumours

The orbit (eye socket) is shaped like an ice cream cone, with the eyeball at the front and the orbit walls being made of bone. The orbit has a small volume of about 30ml, 7ml of which comprise the eyeball. Other important structures within the orbit include the muscles controlling eye movement, the optic nerve, […]

Corneal Dystrophy

What is Corneal Dystrophy? Treatments: Specialists covering this condition: Professor Stephanie Watson Associate Professor Michael Hennessy

Corneal Abrasion & Ulcers

A corneal abrasion is when there has been some form of physical trauma to the eye which has impacted the eye surface. A corneal ulcer (microbial keratitis) is where there is an open wound on the cornea that is often caused by a bacterial infection. A viral or fungal infection may also cause this. It […]

Pterygium

A pterygium is a lump of tissue that grows over the cornea. It usually occurs on the nose side of the eye.

Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that causes a thinning of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye.

Dry Eyes

Dry eye occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency.

Entropion & Ectropion

Ectropion describes the turning out of the eyelid so that the inner surface (“conjunctiva”) of the eyelid is exposed to the air.

Ptosis

Ptosis means to droop. In ophthalmology, it refers to the drooping of the upper eyelid.