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The importance of contact lens hygiene

A British woman who swam and showered without removing her contact lenses, caught a bug that damaged her vision permanently.

Sjogren’s syndrome

Sjögren’s syndrome – also known as Sjogren syndrome – is a chronic (ongoing) disease that typically results in symptoms of

Video: How to put in eye drops and ointments

Eye drops and eye ointments are used to treat many eye problems, such as conjunctivitis. Because they go directly into

Eye injuries: prevention

Eye injuries are common, with thousands occurring each year in Australia. While some workplaces are particular risky, e.g. construction and

Contact lens care

There are 2 types of contact lenses: hard lenses, or rigid gas permeable lenses; and soft lenses. Soft lenses are

Corneal injuries

The cornea is the transparent dome at the front of the eye that covers the pupil and the iris (the

Eyes in the sun

Too much sun can damage the eyes. As with skin damage, it is the ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun

Video: Hitting the books hurts your eyesight

Myopia – more commonly known as short-sightedness – is a visual condition that means you have trouble seeing into the

Astigmatism

What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a type of refractive error where the front surface of the eye (the cornea) or

Dry eye

Dry eye is a term used when the eye does not produce tears that lubricate the eye adequately. There may

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