In the field of Ophthalmology there sure are some funky words. One of them is Pterygium. Before we get up close and personal with this condition, let’s learn how to pronounce Pterygium. Ok, now that you can say it, what IS Pterygium? What is Pterygium of the Eye? In plain... In the field of Ophthalmology there sure are some funky words. One of them is Pterygium. Before we get up close and personal with this condition, let’s learn how to pronounce Pterygium. Ok, now that you can say it, what IS Pterygium? What is Pterygium of the Eye? In plain...

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By Shanel Sharma
What is an Ophthalmologist? Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialise in disorders and diseases of the eye and visual system.

Ophthalmologist is a bit of a long and awkward word, isn’t it? All those PHs and THs...you’d be forgiven for needing a pronunciation guide! If you’ve been wondering what is an Ophthalmologist, in a nutshell Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialise in disorders and diseases of the eye and visual... Ophthalmologist is a bit of a long and awkward word, isn’t it? All those PHs and THs...you’d be forgiven for needing a pronunciation guide! If you’ve been wondering what is an Ophthalmologist, in a nutshell Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who specialise in disorders and diseases of the eye and visual...

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By Alina Zeldovich
Eye damage from UV rays is a serious matter. As eye surgeons, we see the devastating impact of the harsh Australian sun on eyes all too often. So today we want to bring you some facts and bust some myths about eye damage from UV rays, so that Australians are equipped with the knowledge they need to protect their eyes from the sun.

Eye damage from UV rays is a serious matter. As eye surgeons, we see the devastating impact of the harsh Australian sun on eyes all too often. Yes, we treat a lot of adults in our clinic, because eye diseases and cancers often show up later in life, though they... Eye damage from UV rays is a serious matter. As eye surgeons, we see the devastating impact of the harsh Australian sun on eyes all too often. Yes, we treat a lot of adults in our clinic, because eye diseases and cancers often show up later in life, though they...

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By Shanel Sharma
Here's why it should be compulsory to wear sunglasses at school.

As Opthalmologists, we have a problem. Wearing sunglasses at school is not considered normal yet. And it’s not just a lack of sunglasses at school – it’s sunglasses during sport, sunglasses at the beach or pool, sunglasses out walking the dog. We want to see all children wearing sunglasses outdoors... As Opthalmologists, we have a problem. Wearing sunglasses at school is not considered normal yet. And it’s not just a lack of sunglasses at school – it’s sunglasses during sport, sunglasses at the beach or pool, sunglasses out walking the dog. We want to see all children wearing sunglasses outdoors...

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By Alina Zeldovich
Did you choose your sunglasses primarily for eye protection, or for fashion? Here's how to tell if your sunglasses offer adequate eye protection.

Did you choose your sunglasses primarily for eye protection, or for fashion? If you said fashion, you’re not alone. We’d say that the vast majority of sunglasses purchase decisions are made based on these factors: 1. Brand name 2. Appearance 3. Cost. Where is eye protection on this list? Generally... Did you choose your sunglasses primarily for eye protection, or for fashion? If you said fashion, you’re not alone. We’d say that the vast majority of sunglasses purchase decisions are made based on these factors: 1. Brand name 2. Appearance 3. Cost. Where is eye protection on this list? Generally...

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By Shanel Sharma
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