Visusense eye procedure

Cataract Surgery

Surgery to remove your cloudy lens and replace it with an artificial lens implant.

Pterygium Surgery

Pterygium surgery is performed to remove non-cancerous conjunctival growths (pterygia) from the eye.

Cross-Linking

What is Corneal Cross-linking?

Cross-linking is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultraviolet light and eye drops that strengthen the cornea.  It stabilizes and stiffens the cornea by creating stronger bonds between the collagen fibres that make up your cornea.

 Uses for Corneal Cross-linking

It is used for patients with abnormal corneas-in conditions such as keratoconus and post-LASIK.  More recently, it also has been used to treat corneal infections.

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Intravitreal injections and Lid Masses

Intravitreal injections

This drug can be injected into the vitreous (the jelly in the posterior part of the eye ) to treat wet macular degeneration or other causes of macula swelling such as diabetes and vein occlusions.

It works by blocking a substance called vascular endothelial growth factor, which helps prevent abnormal vessels in the retina and associated leakage.

Your Ophthalmologist will be able to go through the injections process in detail should you need this treatment.

Lid Masses

There are numerous causes of lid masses, and they are usually classified into either infectious, inflammatory, benign or neoplastic.

Depending on the cause of the lid mass, various treatment options are available, from medical treatment, using cryotherapy and then surgical management either in rooms or in theatre. You will need a detailed review by your Ophthalmologist to assist with diagnosis and management.

Oculoplastic Surgery

Oculoplastic surgery is reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, eyebrows, forehead, cheeks, orbit (bony cavity around the eye), and lacrimal (tear) system.

Conditions Treated:

  • Droopy upper eyelids (ptosis)
  • Eyelids that turn inward (entropion) or outward (ectropion)
  • Eye problems caused by thyroid disease, such as Graves disease
  • Skin cancers or other growths in or around the eyes
  • Weakness around the eyes or eyelids caused by Bell’s palsy
  • Tear duct problems
  • Injuries to the eye or eye area
  • Birth defects of the eyes or orbit (the bone around the eyeball)
  • Cosmetic problems, such as excess upper lid skin, bulging lower lids, and “fallen” eyebrows

Refractive eye Surgery

Laser eye surgery or laser vision correction is a type of refractive surgery to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.

What eye problems can it help?

  • Myopia (Short-sightedness)
  • Hyperopia (Far-sightedness)
  • Astigmatism

The different types of Laser Eye Surgery

  • LASIK
  • LASEK
  • PRK (Photo-Refractive Keratectomy)
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Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma can be treated by medical and surgical management depending on the type and severity of glaucoma.

The various surgical options include trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage devices, MIGS ( minimally invasive glaucoma surgery ), cryotherapy and even laser options such as SLT.

Glaucoma management is specifically tailored to each patient and requires lifelong follow-up and changes in management depending on the severity of the disease.

Corneal Surgery

What is corneal surgery?

Corneal surgery encompasses a range of operations that aim to treat problems concerned with problems of the cornea. The cornea is the clear front part of the eye covering the iris and pupil. It plays a vital role in the focusing of light and in maintaining good vision. Specific conditions can affect the cornea and result in clouding, swelling or scarring of this tissue which will cause a decrease in vision. Corneal transplants make up a large component of corneal surgery. There are different types of corneal transplants.

In some cases, only the front and middle layers are replaced. In other conditions, only the inner layer is removed. In some cases, the entire cornea needs to be replaced.

Symptoms of cornea problems

Corneal damage can result in blurry or poor vision. Depending on the cause, this vision loss can be painful or non-painful. In some conditions, the vision loss can be subtle initially, with patients complaining of blurry vision on waking with improvement as the day progresses.

If the cornea has been scarred, one may notice a white spot over the eye.

 Causes of Corneal damage

Your cornea needs to be clear, smooth and healthy for good vision. If it becomes swollen, damaged or scarred, light cannot be adequately focused, and your vision will be affected. Many conditions can affect the cornea. Some of them can include:

  • Keratoconus
  • Inherited conditions known as dystrophies (there are many different types, one more common one is Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy)
  • Eye infections or injuries
  • Previous eye surgery

Corneal Transplant Surgery Options

There are different corneal transplant options, and your ophthalmologist will choose the type of surgery based on your cornea’s condition. 

  • Full-thickness corneal transplant
    In some cases, the entire cornea will need to be replaced. This is known as Penetrating Keratoplasty or full-thickness corneal transplant. Here, your diseased or damaged cornea is removed and replaced with a clear donor cornea that is stitched into place. Full-thickness cornea transplants have a longer recovery period than other types of corneal transplants, and it can take up until a year or longer to regain good vision. There is a risk for rejection with this type of surgery, so you will be put onto anti-rejection medications such as steroid drops to decrease the risk of this.
  • Partial-thickness corneal transplant
    In cases where the front and middle layers of the cornea are damaged, these can be removed and replaced. This transplant is known as a deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). Here the innermost layer (endothelial layer) of your cornea is left, which results in less rejection than a full-thickness transplant. The recovery time is also shorter than a full-thickness transplant.
  • Endothelial Keratoplasty
    Descemet’s stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) and Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) are two different types of endothelial Keratoplasty. Endothelial Keratoplasty involves the removal of the innermost endothelial layer of the cornea. This is more technical than the other options, but it has a much lower rejection rate as most of your cornea remains untouched.

Vitreo-Retinal Surgery

Vitreo-retinal eye surgery includes a group of procedures with lasers or conventional surgical instruments performed deep inside the eye’s interior where the gel-like vitreous and light-sensitive membrane (retina) are found.

Conditions Treated:

  • Diabetic vitreous haemorrhage
  • Retinal detachment
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Macular hole
  • Proliferative vitreoretinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Intraocular foreign body removal
  • Retrieval of the lens nucleus

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