Eyes services - Ophthalmologists, Cataract Surgery

Eye Services

A wide range of specialist eye services are available, covering diagnosis, management and surgery.

Cataract Surgery

As people age, the lens of the eye can become ‘cloudy’, covered with an opaque film, affecting sight, eventually causing total loss of sight. Cataract surgery involves removal of the entire clouded lens (the cataract), usually followed by replacement of the lens with an intraocular lens (IOL) made of plastic, silicone, acrylic or other material.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a common eye condition in which the fluid pressure inside the eyes rises because of reduced fluid drainage from the eye. Early diagnosis and careful management are the keys to preventing vision loss.

Medical Retina

Medical retina is a subspecialty that relates to the diagnosis and treatment of problems with the retina through non-surgical means. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.

Pterygium Surgery

Pterygium surgery is performed to remove a pterygium (plural pterygia), a benign (non-cancerous) growth of the conjunctiva, the clear, thin tissue that lies over the sclera, the white part of the eye. It may affect one or both eyes, and can be caused by overexposure to bright sunlight. A pterygium usually appears as a painless area of raised white tissue, which may become inflamed and cause burning and irritation.

Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology specialists deal with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye. This includes the area surrounding the eyes such as bones, muscles, eyelids and tear ducts. Specialists often have areas of particular interest and expertise and some consult at a number of locations.