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Myopia (means “short sight”)

Myopia (means “short sight”)

Myopia causes blurred vision. The most common problem for those who are shortsighted is difficulty seeing distant objects clearly. Some myopic children have never had clear distance vision and so are not aware of what they are missing. School vision screening will...
Diabetes related Retinopathy

Diabetes related Retinopathy

People with diabetes are at risk of blindness and loss of vision because of the disease. There are at least 200,000 people with diabetes in NZ. Diabetes causes changes in the cells of the retina that result in weakness in the walls of the blood vessels. These tiny...
Cataract

Cataract

These are the result of chemical changes in the lens of the eye and cause the clear lens to turn cloudy. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss. Optometrists can assess cataract and monitor the condition.