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Common Myths About Laser Eye Surgery

Common Myths About Laser Eye Surgery

LASIK and other laser eye surgery procedures are some of the safest and most widely studied elective procedures in the world. Despite outstanding patient satisfaction rates, myths and misconceptions about laser eye surgery continue to proliferate. If you are...

What To Know If You’ve Recently Been Diagnosed With Glaucoma

What To Know If You’ve Recently Been Diagnosed With Glaucoma

Receiving a medical diagnosis of any kind, including a glaucoma diagnosis, can stir up a range of emotions. You may be relieved and grateful to finally have some answers while also feeling anxious about what the future holds. Whatever you are feeling, know that you...

Wet Versus Dry Macular Degeneration

Wet Versus Dry Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration (often called age-related macular degeneration or AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in Australia. According to Macular Disease Foundation Australia, 50 percent of all cases of blindness are because of macular degeneration. The degenerative...

Causes of Early Onset Cataracts

Causes of Early Onset Cataracts

Most of the time, cataracts develop due to age-related changes in the eye that occur after the age of 60. However, cataracts can affect individuals as young as their 20s and 30s. In this post, Dr Joshua Hann discusses the causes of early onset cataracts. Brief...

Things That Make Dry Eye Better

Things That Make Dry Eye Better

The uncomfortable symptoms of dry eye disease can impact nearly every area of your life. Dry eyes can make it difficult to concentrate at work, enjoy your hobbies or cherish time with your friends and family. Often the first step to overcoming dry eye symptoms is to...

What Is a Pterygium?

What Is a Pterygium?

A pterygium (pronounced ter-idge-ee-um) is a wing- or wedge-shaped fleshy growth that develops over the sclera, or the white part of the eye. In nearly all cases, the growth starts at the inner corner of the eye, closest to the nose, and expands outward. Pterygia are...

Answering Your Questions About IOLs

Answering Your Questions About IOLs

As a respected ophthalmologist, Dr Joshua Hann devotes a large portion of his practice to helping people overcome cloudy, blurry vision caused by cataracts. During cataract surgery, he replaces the eye’s cloudy lens with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens,...

How Laser Eye Surgery Technology Has Improved Over Time

How Laser Eye Surgery Technology Has Improved Over Time

The past few decades have been an exciting time for laser eye surgery technology. Thanks to groundbreaking advances in how the procedure is performed, patients now report better vision quality than they ever experienced with glasses or contacts. Always at the...

Understanding and Treating Dry Eye Disease

Understanding and Treating Dry Eye Disease

At Eastside Eye Specialist Care, Dr Joshua Hann and our team see many patients affected by dry eye disease. The symptoms of dry eye can range from mild and occasional to serious and constant. For some patients, dry eye disease is merely a nuisance; for others, it is...

What to Expect After Laser Eye Surgery

What to Expect After Laser Eye Surgery

If you have decided to undergo laser eye surgery, you probably dream of the day you can see the world with crystal-clear vision. But before you can enjoy all of the benefits of surgery, your eyes need to recover. The recovery from laser eye surgery is relatively...

How Do Cataracts Affect Your Vision?

How Do Cataracts Affect Your Vision?

The ageing process takes its toll on nearly every part of your body, including your eyes. One of the most common age-related vision conditions is a clouding of the eye’s natural clear lens, known as cataracts. Most cataracts develop very slowly; in the early stages of...

Exploring the Life-Changing Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

Exploring the Life-Changing Benefits of Laser Eye Surgery

When you think about having laser eye surgery, it is very easy to focus on the most obvious benefit: clearer vision without contacts and glasses. But there are countless benefits of clear, independent vision that make nearly every aspect of daily life easier and more...

Why Everyone Needs Regular Eye Exams

Why Everyone Needs Regular Eye Exams

With a busy schedule and a long to-do list, you might be tempted to delay or skip eye exams — especially if you are young or do not have any complaints about your vision. But regular eye exams are a critical part of preventative health care for everyone. They are just...

Does Laser Eye Surgery Provide Permanent Vision Correction?

Does Laser Eye Surgery Provide Permanent Vision Correction?

One of the most common queries about laser eye surgery is whether the procedure provides permanent vision correction. It is completely understandable that before you commit time and money to an elective procedure, you want to know how long the results last. Read on as...

Lenses vs. LASIK: Comparing Lifetime Costs

Lenses vs. LASIK: Comparing Lifetime Costs

When you imagine the benefits of having LASIK, you probably envision the advantages of seeing clearly at all times without visual aids. You might dream of the convenience of exercising, traveling and playing with your kids with clear, independent vision. LASIK also...

The Importance of Shielding Your Eyes From UV Rays

The Importance of Shielding Your Eyes From UV Rays

Your eyes are an essential part of who you are. They allow you to convey an endless range of emotions and see all of the amazing parts of our world. When you think of the joy your eyes have brought you, it’s only natural to want to do everything in your power to...

How Our Eyes Change as We Age

How Our Eyes Change as We Age

In a lifetime, your eyes will bring you millions of images, memories and experiences. Considering the fact that the eyes are physiologically fragile, with only a blinking eyelid to protect them, it’s remarkable what they are able to achieve, and how resilient they...

Eyesight and Aging

Eyesight and Aging

There is no doubt that eyesight plays an important role in your livelihood and wellbeing as you age. In addition to regular professional eye examinations, you can be proactive and make a few simple lifestyle choices to promote overall eye health and maintain great...

Video: Glaucoma Overview

Video: Glaucoma Overview

This overview explains the cause of Glaucoma, which can damage the optic nerve and lead to blindness. Learn more.

Video: Glaucoma Awareness

Video: Glaucoma Awareness

You may be at risk of developing Glaucoma and not even know it. Watch the full video to learn more.

Video: How to Apply Eye Drops

Video: How to Apply Eye Drops

If you have never used eye drops before, it may take practice to get them into your eye. Watch the full video to learn how to apply eye drops effectively.

Video: Diabetic Retinopathy Overview

Video: Diabetic Retinopathy Overview

Anyone with diabetes is at risk of developing Diabetic Retinopathy, which can permanently damage the retina without early intervention. Learn more.

Video: Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Video: Meibomian Gland Dysfunction

Healthy tears consist of a precise mixture of oil, water and mucus. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a condition where the meibomian glands do not produce the proper quality or quantity of oil. Learn more.

Video: Blepharitis

Video: Blepharitis

Blepharitis is a common condition that results in inflammation affecting the eyelids and eyelashes. Watch the full video now.

Video: Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Video: Intense Pulsed Light Therapy

Gritty sensations in the eye and the need to blink frequently when using a computer is a sign of dry eyes. Watch the full video to learn more.

Video: Amsler Grid

Video: Amsler Grid

An Amsler Grid is a simple, at-home test used to monitor vision. Watch the full video now.

Video: Optical Coherence Tomography

Video: Optical Coherence Tomography

Most cases of severe vision loss and blindess can be prevented with early detection. Optical Coherence Tomography, or OTC, is a powerful new test that can help your doctor identify and manage conditions early.

Video: Cataracts

Video: Cataracts

Cataracts are part of the aging process. But they do not have to interfere with your lifestyle. Watch the full video now.

New Advances

New Advances

I recently attended a combination of retina and cataract / refractive meetings in Vienna. It was a showcase of the latest technology and breakthroughs in the world of ophthalmology. The meeting was wonderfully informative and relevant, and I'm excited to share a...

Age-related Macular Degeneration Update from ESCRS

Hello everyone! Dr Hann here from Eastside Eye Specialist Care, writing to you on my way home from Austria! I recently had the pleasure of attending the 36th Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) in Vienna. There are some...

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