Have Your Eyes Tested This JulEYE!

Posted June 27, 2014

Have your eyes tested this JulEYE! The JulEYE campaign is about to kick off. The campaigns message is very clear: Have your eyes tested this JulEYE. It’s as simple as making an appointment and as serious as saving your eyesight. According to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Eye Foundation, one […]

JulEYE – Eye Health Awareness Campaign: Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy

Posted June 25, 2014

Diabetic Retinopathy: Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes which causes damage to the small blood vessels in the retina of the eye. If left untreated, damage to these blood vessels can cause vision loss and blindness. All patients with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy) are at risk of developing […]

JulEYE – Eye Health Awareness Campaign: Macular Degeneration

Posted June 24, 2014

Macular Degeneration: Macular degeneration is a degenerative disease affecting the area of the retina used for central vision (the macula). Macular degeneration can cause a progressive, painless loss of central vision. Macular degeneration is often also referred to as age-related macular degeneration, because it is more likely to affect older people. Macular degeneration is the […]

JulEYE – Eye Health Awareness Campaign: Cataracts

Posted June 18, 2014

Cataracts A cataract is a clouding of the natural, clear lens (the crystalline lens) in the eye. This clouding process is common with age. This clouding of the lens is usually a gradual process where the normal protein structure within the crystalline lens of the eye deteriorates with age. Cataracts normally affect people over the […]

JulEYE – Eye health awareness campaign – Glaucoma

Posted June 13, 2014

JulEYE is The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) Eye Foundation’s national eye health awareness month that takes place during the month of July each year. In the interest of eye health awareness in the lead up to JulEYE, we are presenting a series of informative articles on several common eye conditions […]