A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye that affects vision. Cataracts form for many reasons but the most common is age. It is normal for people over the age of 65 to have some mild form of cataracts. Causes of cataract development include age, steroid use, trauma, radiation, or other eye conditions such as glaucoma.
We provide medical, laser and surgical treatments for the following eye conditions
Glaucoma is an eye disease which can damage the optic nerve. It typically occurs in people over the age of 60 and those with a family history. There is a build up of pressure inside the eye which in turn damages the delicate optic nerve fibres resulting in vision loss or even blindness.
Dry eye disease is a multifactorial disease that comprises of many different components. Meibomian Gland Dysfunction is a condition where the glands that produce the top layer of your tear film become blocked. When the top layer of the tear film is compromised the tears evaporate, this is called Dry Eye. When the glands become blocked this leads to increased bacteria, leading to increased inflammation and irritation of the eye.
Diabetic Eye Disease (Diabetic Retinopathy) is a complication of diabetes and a cause of blindness in Australia and worldwide. It results from damage to the fine blood vessels behind the eyes as a result of the diabetes.
Keratoconus is a condition of the Cornea which causes the shape of the Cornea to change from a spherical regular shape to a more conical shape. Collagen fibres within the cornea usually provide structure and strength to the cornea. In Keratoconus they are abnormal and cause the structure of the cornea to be weakened. This can cause significant changes to the cornea, causing visual symptoms such as blurring, distortion and increased sensitivity to light.
There are several types of macular degeneration, but the most common is Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD). ARMD is the leading cause of blindness in Australia and affects central vision, usually occurring in people older than 50 years.
A pterygium is a growth that develops on the white part of your eye. It is a benign or noncancerous growth that is often shaped like a wedge. In some cases, a pterygium can extend to the cornea.
Droopy eyelids can be a source of discomfort leaving you with the feeling of heavy or tired eyes. This situation can be due to excess skin or a stretched muscle and occasionally even because of a brow that is hanging lower than it used to. We can perform surgery to improve any or all of these elements to ensure you are looking and feeling like your normal self.
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