Detached retina, Dr Jai Eye Centre, Bundaberg

The retina is a light-sensitive layer of tissue that lines the inner surface of the eye. It captures light and sends signals to the brain that result in vision.When a retinal detachment occurs, the retina is separated from the underlying tissue and stops functioning. Wherever the retina detaches, vision is lost and a shadow develops. This can lead to total blindness in the affected eye.

This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.

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Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty, SLT, Dr Jai Eye Centre, Bundaberg

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a type of eye surgery that treats open-angle glaucoma. With glaucoma, aqueous humour does not drain properly from the front of the eye. Pressure builds in the eye, which damages the optic nerve.

This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.

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Cataract, Dr Jai Eye Centre, Bundaberg

The lens of the eye is normally transparent. If a cloudy area develops in the lens, it is called a cataract. Vision becomes increasingly poor as light passing through the cataract is decreased and scattered. Early symptoms include glare and sensitivity to bright light. Later, as the cataract continues to worsen, haloes may appear around lights. Vision often becomes blurred, hazy and foggy.

This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.

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Blepharitis, Dr Jai Eye Centre, Bundaberg

Blepharitis is inflammation of the margins of the eyelids. Both eyes are usually affected. The condition appears in two forms: anterior (on the top eyelid) and posterior (on the lower eyelid). The most common cause is bacterial infection in the glands of the eyelids and eyelash follicles. Blepharitis can occur in children and adults of any age.

This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.

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Corneal Transplant, Corneal Transplant Surgery, Dr Jai Eye Centre, Bundaberg

If you have a damaged cornea, you and your ophthalmologist will discuss your options for improving your vision. For people with a deeply scarred or swollen cornea, corneal transplant surgery can restore clear vision.

This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.

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Diabetic Retinopathy Facts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Dr Jai Eye Centre, Bundaberg

Diabetic Retinopathy Facts: The retina is a layer of special light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that sends nerve impulses up the optic nerve to the brain. In people with diabetes, tiny blood vessels in the retina may become diseased and damaged. This process is called diabetic retinopathy. It usually affects the retina slowly, over months or years.

This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.

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Dry Eye Syndrome, Dr Jai Eye Centre, Bundaberg

Dry Eye Syndrome: A constant flow of tears is essential for good eye health. Sometimes the eye may not produce enough tears or the tear quality is poor. This results in dry eye syndrome. In Australia and New Zealand, about one adult in 10 is affected.

This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.

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Glaucoma Facts, Dr Jai Eye Centre, Bundaberg

Glaucoma Facts: Glaucoma is the name given to a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve that links the retina to the brain. Often, glaucoma is associated with too much pressure inside the eyeball. It is a leading cause of damage to vision or blindness in people over 40 but can affect people of any age. If glaucoma is detected early, treatment can prevent or reduce vision loss in most patients.

This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.

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What is Laser Iridotomy, Dr Jai Eye Centre, Bundaberg

What is Laser Iridotomy? Laser Iridotomy is a type of eye surgery that treats angle-closure glaucoma. Angle-closure glaucoma is when the iris blocks fluid (called aqueous) from leaving the front of the eye as it should. Pressure in the eye rises very quickly and the optic nerve is damaged. This is a serious problem that can cause blindness. Laser Iridotomy helps fluid drain properly again, lowering your eye pressure.

This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.

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Macular degeneration Facts, Dr Jai Eye Centre, Bundaberg

Macular Degeneration Facts: The macula is a small area of the retina. It is highly sensitive and produces detailed, colour images in the centre of the field of vision. Macular degeneration (MD) occurs when the macula is damaged. MD usually affects both eyes, but it may produce symptoms in one eye first. If MD continues to its late stages, severe visual impairment can result. In most cases, visual loss is in the central part of vision.

This leaflet is intended to provide you with general information. It is not a substitute for advice from your ophthalmologist. You are encouraged to discuss the benefits and risks of treatment with your ophthalmologist.

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