A stye (or hordeolum) occurs when an eyelash follicle becomes infected.
Swimmers' ear is a form of otitis externa, an inflammation or infection of the canal between the eardrum and the external opening of the ear.
Near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism are examples of vision disorders known as refraction disorders. Other vision disorders include macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma.
Macular degeneration (MD), the leading cause of blindness in Australia, is a progressive disease that destroys central vision due to deterioration of the macula region of the eye, and its functions.
Sore, tired eyes, which tend to occur after focussing on objects at the same distance for a long time.
Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the delicate membrane that covers the white of the eye and lines the eyelids (the medical term for this membrane is the conjunctiva or the conjunctival membrane).
Ear infections are classified according to the part of the ear that’s affected. Middle ear infections (otitis media) are the most common type in children. Otitis externa is infection of the ear canal between the ear drum and the outer ear.
Tinnitus, a sensation of ringing in the ears or the head, can be extremely annoying. Sometimes the noise is so disturbing that the person cannot sleep or carry on a normal conversation.