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Author Archive for Jim

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.

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 […]

Curing Keratoconus the High Tech Way
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Curing Keratoconus the High Tech Way

Keratoconus This is an eye condition that occurs when the structure of the cornea degenerates. The cornea is the clear tissue that covers the front of the eye. It is normally round but when you have this eye condition, it slowly transforms to a conical shape.  This article is very specific to a number of […]

Dealing With Degenerative Myopia
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Dealing With Degenerative Myopia

Most people do not take Myopia seriously. After all, it is a common vision problem. This condition, (also called nearsightedness or short-sightedness), involves having blurred vision when looking at things far from you while objects near you appear clear. This is assuming you are not wearing glasses or contact lenses. Perhaps, the notion of myopia […]

Dry Eye Advances
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Dry Eye Advances

Dry Eye Assessment and Treatment There have been some great advances in the last few years.  Enormous research and development has occurred and is still being developed because Dry Eyes are a huge problem for many people. The Eye Practice in the CBD of Sydney now has the most advanced Dry Eye Clinic in Australasia. […]