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Viral Conjunctivitis
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Viral Conjunctivitis

Viral Conjunctivitis is very common. It is also known as Pink Eye. Knowing whether or not a conjunctivitis (http://www NULL.theeyepractice NULL.com NULL.au/education-advice/Conjunctivitis) contracted by a sufferer is viral as opposed to bacterial or allergic may be of little consequence since the symptoms are similar and all are extremely uncomfortable. In fact most conjunctivitis will resolve […]

Ocular Migraine
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Ocular Migraine

Ocular Migraine also goes by a variety of names – visual, retinal, ophthalmic and eye migraine – and is a “vision disturbance” where a small but increasing blind spot occurs at the centre of view together with flashing lights. Although a bit alarming, the disorder is usually painless and goes away by itself after a […]

ABC of Eye Diseases and Disorders
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ABC of Eye Diseases and Disorders

Firstly, what’s the difference between a disease and a disorder? The two are relatively interchangeable, especially in the media, but the two terms do have different connotations. A disease is something that destroys or damages a part of the body, whereas a disorder is something that does NOT necessarily do that. Disorder implies that something […]

Why Do People say “Glasses” instead of “Spectacles”?
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Why Do People say “Glasses” instead of “Spectacles”?

The word glasses probably developed firstly from the word spyglass, often used for a telescope, and then adapted to “a pair of eyeglasses” that needed to be held up to the eyes for full effect.  It was the French that invented a device that held a pair of glass lenses that pinched onto the nose […]

Styes in the Eyes
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Styes in the Eyes

A stye in the eye is not the most attractive of things. If you are the unfortunate person who has a stye, the people you meet and make eye contact with will unashamedly firstly inspect your blemished eye before pronouncing “What’s wrong with your eye?” It would be nice to be able to reply that […]

Myopia
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Myopia

Common expressions for having Myopia are being “nearsighted” if you are an American or “short-sighted” if you are British. Australians seem to wander between the two. The lens of the eye helps focus the outside world on to an image on the retina at the rear of the eye, and if the lens focuses to […]