Australia is a diverse and multi-cultural country, and so we have identified a number of online information sheets regarding a range of ophthalmic disorders and diseases. Whilst we cannot cover all languages spoken in Australia, please feel free to cut and paste any of the information on our site into Google translate.
You can find further information about glaucoma – the symptoms, how it is diagnosed and treated – in the following languages by phoning Glaucoma Australia on (02) 9906 6640: Albanian, Bosnian, Cambodian, Croatian, Japanese, Maltese, Russian & Tamil.
Glaucoma Australia can also help you access the Department of Health leaflets in: Korean, Macedonian, Portuguese, Thai.
The disease affects the blood vessels in the retina. In some cases the blood vessels may swell and leak fluid. In others, abnormal new blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. As a healthy retina is crucial for good vision, this is a serious complication that comes with diabetes and can lead to significant vision loss or even blindness.
Procedures such as LASIK and ASLA (PRK) have been successfully performed on millions of people around the globe over the past several decades. Vision correction using laser is most likely suitable for people who suffer from long-sightedness, short-sightedness and/or astigmatism and are between 18 and 45 years of age.