Procedures

Ophthalmology is the medical specialty responsible for the study and treatment of diseases of the eye and periocular structures.

Procedures

Ophthalmological treatment of the diabetic patient.

In people with diabetes, high blood sugar damages the walls of the small blood vessels in the eye, altering their structure and function. These vessels can thicken, leak, clot, close, or develop balloon-shaped defects called micro-aneurysms. Fluid often collects in the part of the retina that is used for tasks such as reading; this condition is called macular edema. In advanced cases, the retina is robbed of its blood supply and new but defective vessels form, a process called neovascularization.

Cataract Treatment

Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens. The artificial lens, called an intraocular lens, is placed in the same place as your natural lens. It remains a permanent part of your eye.

Glaucoma treatment

Glaucoma is a condition that damages the optic nerve of the eye. It gets worse over time. It is often related to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Glaucoma tends to run in families. You usually don’t get it until later in life.

Laser application

Laser surgery can successfully treat many types of eyes. Diseases including retinal tears and detachments, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Laser surgery can prevent vision loss or improve vision.

Anti-VEGF Treatment

Anti-VEGF treatments are a group of drugs that reduce the growth of new blood vessels (neovascularization) or edema (swelling). Anti-VEGF medications can be used to treat several eye conditions that cause new blood vessel growth or swelling under the macular area of the retina at the back of the eyes.

Surgery to stop wearing glasses

If you’re tired of wearing glasses or contact lenses, you may be wondering if LASIK is right for you. LASIK is a type of refractive eye surgery. In general, most people who have laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses (LASIK) eye surgery achieve 20/20 vision or better, which works well for most activities.

General Ophthalmological Assessment

An eye exam encompasses a range of tests to assess vision and monitor eye disease. Your ophthalmologist will likely use a variety of instruments, shine beams of light directly into your eyes, and ask you to look through a range of lenses. Each test during an eye exam assesses a different aspect of vision or eye health.

Placement of toric intraocular lenses (correction of astigmatism)

Toric lenses are contact lenses that have a particular shape. Standard contact lenses have a spherical surface. The rings, on the other hand, are of a geometric shape that looks like a doughnut.

Multifocal lens placement

Multifocal lens are designed to help people see well at different distances, especially as they age. Bifocals (“bi” meaning two) are prescribed to help with both near and distance vision. Trifocals (“tri” meaning three) are prescribed to help near, long and far distances. Progressive addition lenses are multifocal with a gradual change in the lens from distance to arm’s length to near, with no lines on the lenses.

Pterygium Surgery

Pterygium surgery involves the removal of abnormal tissue from the sclera and cornea of the eye. Current techniques offer a significantly higher success rate than conventional surgery.

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