Recurrent Corneal Erosion Syndrome


Recurrent corneal erosion syndrome (RCES) is a common condition affecting the skin on the front surface of the cornea. Normally the layer of skin is very adherent to the underlying tissue, called the stroma. However, in RCES the skin fails to attach securely to the underlying tissue. Making it easily moved or torn by movement of the eyelids. The condition … Read More

Eyelashes – What are they good for?

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It’s pretty obvious why eyes are important… But have you ever considered why you have eyelashes? These seemingly innocuous rows of hairs on your eyelids are actually very useful and represent the first line of defence in protecting your eyes! 1. Defence Eyelashes help keep airborne objects such as dirt, pollen, dust, lint and debris from reaching the surfaces of … Read More

Staff Picks – Food and Drink

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Cuba St Sign

The Wellington Eye Centre is based in the heart of the Cuba Quarter. This is the buzzing and hip area of the city, situated around Cuba Street. We’ve compiled a list of our staff picks and places to check out while you’re in the area. The street is closed off to traffic in some parts, and this is where you … Read More

Omega-3 Supplements for Dry Eye Disease

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We know that eating a balanced diet is one of the best things we can do for our bodies and minds. However our modern busy lives make it tricky, so we often augment our diets with dietary supplements. Well the health of the eye is also dependent on our diet. There is significant evidence that omega-3 oils are beneficial for … Read More

How do hormones affect our eyes?

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The human body secretes and circulates approximately 50 different hormones. These chemical messengers are released into the blood stream and carried to the target organ or tissue. Different hormones act on certain aspects of bodily functions and processes. In this article we are going to explore which hormones act on the eyes and how. What are hormones? Hormones are chemical … Read More

Am I too old to have laser eye surgery?

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Many people who would be great candidates for laser eye surgery have the misconception that they are too old. When in fact most would be suitable to have vision correction surgery, such as LASIK or SMILE, to reduce or eliminate their need for glasses or contacts. They are usually people over the age of 40 or “boomers”. They are under … Read More

Ode to the Wheatie Bag

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The staff laugh, I laugh too, at this obsession.Two, three times a day I reach toward my collection. A box of small cute jelly-bean shaped bags.Choose your colour, pattern even zig zag! At first you think it’s odd, perhaps she’s mad,To offer you a small wheatie bag. I leave you alone, two minutes I’ll take.You scan the room, where’s her … Read More

Laser Eye Surgery and Cataracts

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The most common procedures carried out on the human eye are laser eye surgery and cataract surgery. They are totally different procedures and usually carried out for different reasons. But they can affect each other, and many people who are thinking about having vision correction surgery have concerns about how laser eye surgery can affect cataracts and vice versa. This … Read More

Festive Season and Your Eyes

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How does one link the festive season to a blog about the eyes? Well here at the Wellington Eye Centre we live, sleep and dream eyes so there is no topic we can’t relate back to the amazing fields of Optometry and Ophthalmology. Here are some Festive Season Eye related snippets. 1.  Christmas Tree Cataract Is a rare age-related cataract. … Read More

What’s the deal with sunglasses?

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Are all sunglasses made equal? Which are the best sunglasses to wear? Should children wear sunglasses? Sunglasses are great! Not only can they improve your comfort on a sunny or glarey day, but they protect your eyes, they’re fun and they can be an integral accessory for the budding fashionista! With so many functions, how do we make sure we … Read More

What are Punctal Plugs?

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Punctal Plugs are small plastic tubes that can be inserted into the puncta of the upper or lower eyelid. The puncta are the small openings you can see on the eyelids, found in the inner corner of your eyes. Individually called the Upper Punctum and Lower Punctum. It is more common to have just your lower puncta plugged. Eye care … Read More

Watery Eyes – No, I’m not crying.

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Do you have constantly watery eyes? Perhaps you even have tears running down your face? Sick of people asking you if you’re OK? Or if you have been crying? Well watery eyes aren’t something you just have to put up with. There are some solutions available to help. Watery eyes are very common and are usually temporary. For a small … Read More