Retinopathy of Prematurity Detection and Treatment

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition associated with abnormal retinal vascular development in babies born at or before 30 weeks of gestation.

Advanced stages of ROP may require treatment, although this is not always the case. Milder stages are very common, and most affected newborns will recover completely. However, if advanced cases remain untreated, it can lead to blindness.

The most effective method of detecting ROP in premature infants is through regular screening, and this should continue until the retina has fully vascularised.

Strabismus (Squint Eyes)- All You Need to Know

Strabismus, more commonly known as squint or crossed eyes, is the term used when a person’s eyes do not point in the same direction. The condition means that both eyes are not able to focus on an object at the same time. The two most common forms of strabismus are esotropia, where the eyes turn … Continued

Eyelid Malposition – Causes, Surgery & Treatment

There’s no doubt that our eyes are one of the most defining features of our physical appearance. Due to this, for over a decade now, eyes have been the main focus of multiple plastic surgery advancement techniques, especially for various medical conditions and diseases. One such condition that has multiple treatment options is eyelid malposition. In … Continued

What is Digital Eye Strain and How Can You Prevent It?

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted different aspects of our health and wellbeing. This includes some indirect consequences that might not be expected, but still affect significant numbers of people. One of these is digital eye strain. A major cause is our constant and ever-growing exposure to screens of all types. … Continued

What is Glaucoma

Glaucoma is group of diseases that affect the optic nerves. It impacts your peripheral vision, and in the worst case scenario, it can lead to complete and irreversible loss of vision. Worldwide, glaucoma is the third most common cause of blindness. Glaucoma can creep up on you — you might not notice any symptoms in … Continued

An Overview OF Various Paediatric Eye Surgeries

CPD Seminar Sponsored By AlCON on 13th July 2021. Dr. Swati Presented – An Overview Of Various Paediatric Eye Surgeries Dr. Swati is the first Paediatric Ophthalmologist to start Retinopathy of Prematurity screening service in Northern Adelaide Local Health Network, SA and the Only Paediatric Ophthalmologist who provides exclusive Paediatric eye services to regional SouthEast of … Continued

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) And How It Affects Children

What is Conjunctivitis (pink Eye)? Conjunctivitis, more commonly referred to as pink eye, is caused when the thin clear tissue covering the white of the eye and lining the eyelid becomes inflamed. What Causes Conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis, which can appear in one or both eyes, is most often the result of an infection caused by a … Continued

Refractive Errors and Childhood Eye Conditions

What are Refractive Errors? Refractive errors is the term for a range of vision problems where the shape of the eye makes it difficult to see clearly. Types of Refractive Errors There are four main types of refractive errors: Shortsightedness (myopia), where objects that are far away are blurry and are hard to see clearly; … Continued

What Is Amblyopia or Lazy Eye?

Amblyopia, or lazy eye, affects around 2% of Australian children of pre-school age, but it can affect children of any age, teens, and adults too. It occurs when the brain doesn’t fully recognise the images it’s receiving from one eye, so becomes more reliant on the other eye.  One eye becomes stronger, and the other becomes weaker, or … Continued

What is blepharitis and how is it treated?

Blepharitis is an eye condition that can appear in children and adults of any age (although it most commonly affects people over 40), with both eyes usually being affected at the same time. It is a relatively common condition (thought to account for about 1 in 20 eye problems in Australia), and while not necessarily … Continued