Scientists are figuring out why so many diseases and conditions, including diabetes, inflammation and parasitic infection, can affect our eye health. But there are ways to protect your macula.
Our study found a better way to treat eye problems in Indigenous communities – and some key considerations for undertaking culturally safe clinical trials.
Macular degeneration can result in blurred or no vision in the center of the visual field.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) lives up to its name: Its prevalence increases with age and it is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years old.
When the hazardous particles found in bushfire smoke come into contact with our eyes, this can cause inflammation.
Another troubling consequence of the bushfire smoke is its effects on our eyes. But there are some steps we can take to minimise irritation and any risk of longer term harms.
Cataracts are a vision problem that can affect anybody as they age. It happens when the lens of the eye gradually loses its transparency.
Cataracts, which can be experienced by anyone as they age, happen when the lens of the eye gradually becomes less transparent. There are ways, however, to correct this.
While blue light has been blamed for sleep loss, it’s not the only bad light.
Blue light has been getting blamed for sleep interruption and eye strain. But the facts are that any bright light interferes with sleep, and computers themselves cause eye strain, an eye doctor says.
Vision is the most important source of information on which driving conduct is based. Poor vision of drivers has been found to be the cause of many accidents.
When you head out onto the road, there’s always a chance that you might encounter a driver who has a vision problem, putting his or her driving at risk. Regulations need to change.
Stem cell treatments for eye disease always seem to be just on the horizon, but real progress is being made.
There’s evidence vitamins can slow the progression of existing macular degeneration.
Vitamin and mineral supplements won’t prevent the development of age-related macular degeneration. But there is some evidence taking supplements containing vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc may slow the progression…
Phosphenes are an experience of seeing light without light entering your eye. Bionic eye recipients use these to map out a visual scene.
The artificial vision provided by a bionic eye is not like natural sight, and takes a lot of getting used to.
We experience lots of changes in our body as we age, and our eyes and ears are no exception. Unfortunately this toys with our senses.
Changes to our eyes and ears occur as a result of disease, genetic factors, “wear and tear” and environmental factors.
Sunglasses should be worn at all times when outdoors during the day when the UV index is 3 or above.
Whether cheap or expensive, sunglasses play a crucial role in eye protection against ultraviolet radiation.
In some people AMD progresses so slowly that people do not notice the change in their vision.
Macular degeneration affects the part of the eye that allows you to see fine detail. Age-related macular degeneration is the main cause of blindness in Australia.
Cataract blindness continues to affects tens of millions of people because they cannot access proper care.
A visually impaired young girl reads a Braille notice. Retinal dysfunction results in one in 3 500 people suffering night blindness, loss of peripheral vision and later complete blindness.
Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
Today is the start of World Retinal Week. Establishing retinal degenerative disorders in Africa is challenged by the unique genetic diversity of Africans.