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Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Symptoms can include faded colors, halos around light, trouble with bright lights, blurry vision and trouble seeing at night.
Diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at risk, and there are often no symptoms in the early stages of diabetic retinopathy.
Eye Conditions Requiring Surgery
Eye conditions or injury such as retinal detachment, cataracts or glaucoma often require surgery with an Ophthalmologist.
Glaucoma is a condition where there is increased pressure within the eyeball, causing damage to the optic nerve and gradual loss of sight. If glaucoma is detected early preventative measures can be taken to save vision loss.
Intravitreal Eye Injection
What intravitreal eye injections are effective for when treating certain eye diseases linked to vision loss.
Intravitreal Eye Injection Treatments
Intravitreal injections are used to administer medications to treat a variety of retinal conditions. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion are some.
LASIK - Laser Refractive Surgery
LASIK is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and/or astigmatism. In LASIK, a thin flap in the cornea is created using either a microkeratome blade or a femtosecond laser.
Macular degeneration occurs when the macula, a light-sensitive membrane that lines the inside of the back of the eye, starts to deteriorate. The risk increases with age, and treatment depends on whether you have wet or dry macular degeneration.
A macular hole is a small break in the 'macula' which is located in the centre of the eye's light sensitive tissue called the retina. The macula is what allows us to see fine details, read print and do such activities as driving.
A macular pucker is a piece of scar tissue in the macula or the eye, which is the area located on the light sensitive tissue of the retina. This area allows us to see fine details, read and see details when driving a vehicle.
PRK - Laser Refractive Surgery
Photorephractive keratectomy (PRK) is a form of laser vision correction in which a laser eye surgeon removes the surface layer of the cornea (the epithelium) and then reshapes the corneal bed with the laser in the same way as LASIK vision correction.
The retina is the layer of tissue inside the eye that sends visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. When this layer gets torn, pulled away or 'detaches' from the layer below it, vitreous liquid can enter and build up behind the retina. This can lead to vision loss if the retinal detachment is not repaired.
SMILE - Refractive Laser
Smile laser refractive surgery is a really exciting area with constant advancement and technology.