Common Eye Conditions

Keratoconus

This is a progressive eye disease where the cornea thins and bulges. This is a type of corneal extasia. Our corneal doctors can perform procedures such cross linking to stop this progress and prevent loss of vision. In severe cases a corneal transplant may be required.

Keratoconus

Cataract

Cataract is clouding of the natural lens, which generally occurs as we age. There are conditions when a cataract can develop earlier. All our doctors are well trained in the removal of the cataract and replacement with a new intraocular lens that remains for the rest of your life. It is one of the most successful operations performed and usually  through tiny incisions that don’t require sutures.

Cataract

Dry Eye

This is a common and often frustrating condition that causes grittiness and reflex tearing. This can be due to several reasons (or a combination) including reduced tear production or poor quality of tears from blepharitis or meibomian gland disruption. It can commonly occur following cataract surgery.

There are many treatments that we offer at EMEG depending on the exact cause.

Glaucoma

There are several subtypes of this condition, including acute angle closure glaucoma and open angle glaucoma. Ultimately there is damage to the optic nerve, which causes visual field defects over time and loss of vision that is irreversible. Thankfully with early detection and the range of treatments including various eye drops, laser (SLT), minimally invasive surgery like stents and other surgical intervention, the rate of loss of vision is reduced markedly. Highly trained glaucoma specialists can offer all this at EMEG clinic.

Retinal conditions

There are several retinal conditions that are treated at EMEG including wet macular degeneration, central and branch retinal vein occlusions, diabetic macular oedema and diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment, epiretinal membranes, full thickness macular holes and vitreomacular traction.

OCT (optical coherence tomography) OCT angiography, 2RT laser for DME and dry ARMD coming soon!

OCT

Please refer to the macular foundation website for information on these in their fact sheet: http://www.mdfoundation.com.au

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