Eye Conditions

Vision Conditions

Far Sightedness (Hyperopia)

Hyperopia means you can see distant objects very well but have difficulty seeing objects that are up close.

Short Sightedness (Myopia)

Myopia is when people see near objects more clearly, but distant objects are blurry.


Presbyopia occurs as part of normal aging and is not considered to be an eye disease. The process occurs gradually over a number of years.

Blurred Vision (refractive error)

If you have a visual problem, the first thing to determine is whether the problem is caused by a refractive error, or if there is an underlying medical condition.


Cataract is a common cause of vision impairment but is completely curable with surgery.


Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that leads to the slow destruction of the optic nerve at the back of the eye, which then causes vision loss.

Retinal Conditions

Eye Floaters

Eye floaters are speckling that float around in the eye effecting your vision and they are caused by degeneration of the clear fluid in the eye.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy occurs when blood vessels in the retina change, affecting your central vision.

Macular Degeneration

MD refers to a group of degenerative diseases of the retina that cause progressive, painless loss of central vision, affecting the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognise faces.

Corneal Conditions

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 …


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


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.

Eye Socket (Orbit) Conditions

Orbital Infections

The orbit (eye socket) is shaped like an ice cream cone, with the eyeball at the front and the orbit …

Orbit Tumours

The orbit (eye socket) is shaped like an ice cream cone, with the eyeball at the front and the orbit …

Eye Socket – Thyroid Eye Disease

The thyroid gland located in the neck, produces thyroid hormones that helps regulate our metabolism.

Eyelid & Skin Conditions

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

Eye Lid Conditions

The region around our eyes is perhaps the most visually significant part of the face. This intensely expressive area is …

Skin Cancer

Unfortunately, up to 50% of Australians will develop skin cancer at some point in their life. Most of these skin cancers occur on the head, face and neck.

Tear Duct Conditions

Watery Eyes / Blocked Tear Ducts (Adults & Children)

There are a number or tear duct issues that can occur in both adults and children, causing varying degrees of watery eyes symptoms.

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