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Eye Information

Find a specific term in the A-Z glossary, or choose from the list below.

Choose Eye Disease


Eye Cancer

Various types of cancer of the eye & eye area.

Diabetic Retinopathy

Damage to the blood vessels in the eyes retina, sometimes due to diabetes.

Glaucoma

Fluid and pressure build up in the eye causing damage the optic nerve.

Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Breakdown of the eyes “macula,” causing vision loss.

Thyroid Eye Disease

Inflammation of the fat and muscles surrounding the eye

Retinitis Pigmentosa

Hereditary eye disorder involving the eye's retina and causing vision loss.


Choose Eye Condition


Achromatopsia

A rare condition where there is a lack of colour vision.

Blepharitis

Inflammation of the edges of the eyelids.

Cataract

A clouding of the eyes lens which causes it to not properly transmit light.

Colour Blindness

Inability to distinguish certain colours due to, problems with certain eye cells.

Conjunctivitis

Inflammation of the “conjunctiva,” often causing red or bloodshot eyes.

Dry Eye

Insufficient lubrication in the eye, which can make eyes feel dry & uncomfortable.

Floaters & Flashes

Dark objects floating across vision, or lightning type flashes of light.

Keratoconus

A change in shape of the cornea.

Lazy Eye (Amblyopia)

A loss of vision caused by developmental problems with the eye.

Photokeratitis

This is essentially sunburn of the eye, caused by UV rays. 

Pterygium

Tissue growth on the area of the eye known as the “conjunctiva.”

Snow Blindness (Corneal Burn)

Temporary loss of vision & inflammation caused by sunlight.

Strabismus / Cross Eyes

Eyes are not properly aligned, with one eye often turned in or out.

Ectropian

Eyelid turning out.

Entropian

Eyelid turning in.

Chalazion

Bump on the eyelid caused by inflamed meibomian glands.

Aniridia

Incomplete formation of the iris.

Blepharospasm

Involuntary blinking or closure of eyelids.


Choose Eye Treatment


Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery used to remove/move excess eyelid tissue/fat.

Conductive Keratoplasty

Radio frequency energy used to shrink eye tissue, to improve vision.

INTACS

Plastic rings placed on the cornea, to reshape its surface and to improve vision.

Laser Eye Surgery

Laser treatment used to change the shape of eye tissue to improve vision.

Laser Thermokeratoplasty

Laser beam used to heat & shrink eye tissue, to improve vision.

Lens Implants

Placement of an additional lens to the eyes natural lens, to improve vision.

Lens Replacement

The replacement of the eyes natural lens with a new prescriptive lens.

Radial Keratotomy

Tiny cuts made on the eye, to flatten its surface, to improve vision.


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