A cataract is well known, but what is not well known, is that it cannot be diagnosed by looking at someone’s eye without the appropriate diagnostic equipment, so your ECP will give you advice. Cataracts are the hazing and milking up of one’s sight, which affects both distance and near vision. Cataracts have many different forms and types and caused by many different factors. Certainly the most common is the central hardening and opacification of the lens as a result of age and exposure to UV radiation.
Numerous, from age, genetics, diabetes, trauma and the use of chronic medication – to name a few.
Wonderful success with lens extractions and the implanting of a new silicon lens, as performed by the ophthalmic surgeon. Spectacle correction often required following this surgery.
Glaucoma is the eye’s inability to withstand its own fluid pressure. This fluid pressure damages the optic nerve (which links the eye and the brain), causing visual losses peripherally, centrally and with no treatment can result in total blindness. Glaucoma is painless and only detected when advanced, so regular screening is essential.
Glaucoma is caused by raised pressure in the eye, influenced by factors such as age, genetics and ancestry/race.
Treatment includes management of the fluid pressure in the eye with the use of drops and in advanced cases, perhaps filtration surgery.
Our new glaucoma screening machine (the Zeiss Gdx polametry laser) ensures that we can diagnose glaucoma earlier and start treatment before any vision loss occurs. For more information,