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Thyroid Eye Disease

Thyroid Eye Disease

What is Thyroid Eye Disease? Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is an inflammatory disorder causing the muscles and fatty tissue in the orbit surrounding the eyes to swell. It is caused by a systemic auto-immune disorder associated with thyroid function, that results in the...
Chalazion

Chalazion

What is a Chalazion? A chalazion is a small cyst that develops on the eyelid. They are benign, generally painless and arise from a blockage in small oil glands in the eyelid called Meibomian glands. They can occur in people of all ages and are quite common in...
Retinal Conditions

Retinal Conditions

Assessment of Retinal Conditions If a retinal abnormality or condition is suspected, a comprehensive work-up by an orthoptist and ophthalmologist will be undertaken. This will include an assessment of the patient’s vision and pupils, followed by the...
Refractive Error

Refractive Error

Refractive error is an error in the focusing of the eye that frequently results in reduced vision. The eye acts like a camera with light from an object travelling through the pupil and being focused by the cornea (front of the eye) and lens (inside the eye) onto a...
Keratoconus and Corneal Collagen Cross-linking

Keratoconus and Corneal Collagen Cross-linking

What is Keratoconus? Keratoconus is a progressive condition affecting the structure of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye. The collagen structure of the cornea is defective resulting in the cornea becoming progressively thinner, causing it to bulge and...