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


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

Thyroid eye disease

What is thyroid eye disease? Thyroid eye disease is an auto-immune disease of the orbit (eye socket) and eye muscles


Problems with the eyelids, particularly the lower one, are quite common in older people. The muscles and tissues around the

Floaters: tiny particles in the eye

If you notice objects that look like squiggles, specks or tiny threads that seem to float across your vision when

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