Tag Archives: Parents

Glaucoma (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition that damages the eye’s optic nerve. It gets worse over time and leads to vision loss if not treated. The damage from glaucoma often is linked to a buildup of pressure inside the eye. Regular eye exams can help doctors find… Read More »

VP Shunts (For Parents)

Larger text sizeLarge text sizeRegular text size What Is a VP Shunt? A ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt is a thin plastic tube that helps drain extra cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from the brain. CSF is the saltwater that surrounds and cushions the brain and spinal cord. Why Are VP Shunts Placed? VP shunts are placed to treat… Read More »

Parents robbed of dying baby photos

A heartbroken Melbourne family is pleading for help to locate a lost mobile phone that contains photos of their dying 11-month-old daughter. Jay and Dee Windross’ phone, full of precious memories of little Amiyah, was left in the toilets next to Target at Chadstone yesterday. The Boronia parents are asking anyone who knows anything about… Read More »