Blurred and distorted vision

Persistent blurred and distorted vision can be a signal of underlying eye or brain disease and may need a careful examination and workup to save sight and health.

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Berwick Eye and  Surgicentre

We are a modern ophthalmic practice  and have been providing the communities in the South East suburbs with specialist eye care for  over 20 years.

Berwick Surgicentre

Berwick Surgicentre is an accredited Day Surgery serving the needs of the Berwick and its surrounding suburbs. It is contracted with all health funds , operates Saturdays and has  provided modern , safe ophthalmic surgery for over 13 years

Our Services

We provide a comprehensive range of services and specialties from cataract surgery to paediatric, squint, glaucoma, ocular immunology, medical and surgical retina and neuro-ophthalmology by subspecialists recognised in their field.


Our People

Our dedicated staff are highly  trained to provide you with the  best care possible. We also pride ourselves in educating you fully in your medical condition to allow you to participate in your own care. We welcome your support persons and interpreters as required

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Blurred and distorted vision

Blurred vision can similarly come from the eye or brain. It may take an ophthalmologist or neuro-ophthalmologist to distinguish between diagnoses and determine whether the condition is harmless or sight or life threatening.



Migraines can cause spectacular loss of vision that typically lasts for twenty minutes, recovers and can be followed by headaches. These are usually harmless. Occasionally, more serious conditions such as brain tumour can mimic migraines. If you or your doctor or optometrist are in any doubt it is best to be seen by an ophthalmologist or neuro-ophthalmologist.

 Distorted vision can be from either the eye and brain either affecting either or both eyes or sides of vision or central vision.



Macular degeneration and macular causes.

Diseases of the macula typically cause central distortion and blur. This Sight threatening complications of macular degeneration typically cause progressive persistent central distortion in one eye.  A macula hole can cause overall loss of  central vision




Cataract blur

Cataracts cause blur without much distortion. As they develop they can cause rapid changes in your spectacle prescription. If you think that you are having frequent changes to your glasses,  ask your optometrist if its due to developing cataract as this may need to be addressed first.

Simple refractive errors and astigmatism similarly cause generalised blur.







Blur from stroke

Stroke of the brain affecting eyesight   typically causes people to lose a piece of their side vision. Often people are not aware that they have lost a significant portion of their sight because the mind “ fills in “ the defect though this does not stop people accidentally driving into or walking into objects in their blind segment




Other conditions.

Many other conditions can cause blur and distorted vision. They all require a careful history and examination by an experience clinician and sometimes ancillary tests such as topography  perimetry, retinal scans and angiography. Occasionally referral to a neurologist or for electrophysiological testing is required  in certain cases.
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