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Dr Jim Kokkinakis (Optometrist) graduated in 1983 from the Optometry School University of NSW. He is currently a Senior Lecturer there and regular speaker to both Optometrists and Ophthalmologists in Australia and Internationally. He has a specialist clinical practice in the Sydney CBD with interests in Eye Strain, Computer Vision problems, Treatment of Eye Diseases and complex Contact lens Fittings.

Self-Limiting Forms of Viral Conjunctivitis
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Self-Limiting Forms of Viral Conjunctivitis

The primary causes of viral conjunctivitis, which is also known as pink eye, are respiratory droplets that are airborne or via direct transfer from a person’s finger to the eyelid’s conjunctivital area. There will be an initial period wherein the virus incubates and this could last around 5 to 12 days. After this incubation period, […]

Checking Your Dry Eyes with LipiView
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Checking Your Dry Eyes with LipiView

Dry Eyes are a common eye condition, yet its treatment and detection has not been easy. In the past, it was treated by replacing the water component of the tear film.  Pharmacies have a wall full of eye drops and all of them basically just replace the water component of the tear film. Studies show, […]

Why Eye Strain Should Not Be Taken Lightly
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Why Eye Strain Should Not Be Taken Lightly

Although Eye Strain is commonly experienced by people from all ages, this is something that also needs some serious attention. This eye ailment is technically referred to as asthenopia. Generally, people who are suffering from this problem have difficulty in seeing clearly because of the fatigue or pain which is felt around the eyes. Eye […]

Treating Keratoconus - The INTACS Alternative
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Treating Keratoconus – The INTACS Alternative

An alternative way to treat keratoconus is through the use of prescribed micro thin inserts called INTACS.  While it was originally approved for the correction of minor degrees of myopia, or nearsightedness, INTACS has since been given the green light to treat keratoconus. The ultimate aim of INTACS is the alleviation of one’s vision problems […]

Keratoconus - Is it a Serious Problem?
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Keratoconus – Is it a Serious Problem?

The cornea is responsible for the quality of our vision. When this gets damaged, it would result to various eye ailments just like keratoconus (http://www NULL.theeyepractice NULL.com NULL.au/keratoconus). What exactly is this eye problem? What is Keratoconus The main reason why this progressive eye ailment results to poor eyesight is because it changes the usually […]

Scotoma - Simply a Natural Blind Spot?
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Scotoma – Simply a Natural Blind Spot?

Mammals, and that of course includes humans, have eyes that effectively contain a blind spot. The blind spot occurs because where the optic nerve connects to the eye there are few if any retinal cells to transmit light messages to the brain. So everyone has a blind spot in each eye and there is a […]