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Common Eye Condition

Short sighted / Long sighted

Shortsightedness and longsightedness are common eye conditions that mean light does not focus correctly on the retina. Both can be easily corrected using prescription glasses or contact lenses.


A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, appearing rather like a frosted glass coating that scatters light, causing blurring and lack of definition.

- Gradual Loss of Vision 

- Halos (Circles of light around object)

Correctable with Surgery 

Acute glaucoma

Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye conditions which affect the optic nerve as it joins the back of the eye. Most types have no symptoms, so a regular Eye Test is the only way to know you have the condition.

- Halos 

- severely painful red eye 

- steamy or hazy cornea 

- dilated pupils 

- increased pressure in side eyeball 

- visual acuity is maintained. 

Treatable with surgery 

Acute Iritis 

Iritis is the inflammation of the middle layer of the eye, called the uvea or uveal tract. It can cause eye pain and changes to your vision.

Most cases get better with treatment – usually steroid medication. But sometimes Iritis can lead to further eye problems such as glaucoma and cataracts 

The sooner Iritis is treated, the more successful treatment is likely to be.

- Severe pain in the eye

- Photophobia 

- Small Pupil

- Decreased Acuity 



A common condition, conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin layer that covers the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelids. Symptoms include red and sore eyes, which can also become sticky or watery.

- Pain in the eye 

- irritation in the eye


Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a painless eye condition that causes you to lose central vision, usually in both eyes. It`s one of the leading causes of severe vision loss in the western world.

- Deterioration of vision 

- loss of acuity 

Help with visual aid

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes, caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. 

However, it usually takes several years for diabetic retinopathy to reach a stage where it could threaten your sight.

-  gradually worsening vision

-  sudden vision loss

-  shapes floating in your field of vision (floaters)

-  blurred or patchy vision 

- eye pain or redness

- visual acuity is maintained. 

Retinitis pigmentosa

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of inherited eye conditions that affect the retina at the back of the eye. RP causes permanent changes to your vision, but how much and how quickly varies from person to person.

Almost all types of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) are inherited, caused by a fault in the genetic information passed down to you from a parent. The faulty genes cause your retinal cells to stop working and eventually die. This affects your eye’s ability to process the light that enters it.

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