Corneal Diseases

Corneal Diseases

Newcastle Eye Centre provides expertise for all types of corneal disorders, Dr Peter Kim is our corneal specialist. Dr Kim  specializes in corneal transplantation surgery including the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus. His expertise includes lamellar keratoplasty (deep anterior lamellar surgery and endothelial keratoplasty). KERATOCONUS Keratoconus is a progressive thinning disorder that results in ‘cone-like’ bulging…

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Prosthetic Eye Services

Prosthetic Eye Services

Newcastle Eye Centre can organise a new prosthetic eye using local and Sydney based eye makers, your Ophthalmologist will provide you more details if required. A prosthetic eye can help improve the appearance of people who have lost an eye to injury or disease. The prosthetic eye includes: oval, whitish outer shell finished to duplicate the white color of…

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Periocular (Eyelid) Skin Cancer

Periocular (Eyelid) Skin Cancer

When skin cancer is near your eyes, it is called periocular skin cancer.   Skin cancer can arise from any of the types of cells in your skin.  The most common form is basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.   Both basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma are relatively slow growing.  The less common melanomas, which…

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Eye Trauma

Newcastle Eye Centre specialises in the emergency and ongoing treatment of eye trauma. Our specialists are able to diagnose and manage the most complex of injuries and help achieve visual rehabilitation. If you have suffered eye trauma our staff are trained to accommodate priority appointment bookings.

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Sudden Loss of Vision

Newcastle Eye Centre provides emergency services for serious eye disorders. If you have experienced a sudden loss of vision Newcastle Eye Centre will provide expert and timely care to endeavour full restoration of your vision. Our reception staff are trained in accommodating priority appointment bookings usually on the same day as your call. The most common…

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Minor Eye Services

Minor Eye Services

Dry Eye Syndrome A constant flow of tears is essential for good eye health. Some- times the eye may not produce enough tears or the tear quality is poor. This results in dry eye syndrome. In Australia and New Zealand, about one adult in 10 is affected. Possible causes include: some medications such as antihistamines…

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Pterygium

Pterygium

A pterygium is a wedge-shaped growth of thickened tissue that covers the white part of the eye. Typically, a pterygium starts growing near the inside corner of the eye. It is not a cancer and will not develop into cancer. Composed of conjunctival tissue, a pterygium may: grow large enough to cover the pupil, which…

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Strabismus (Squint) & Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Strabismus (Squint) & Amblyopia (Lazy Eye)

Strabismus (Squint) Strabismus is a general term for an eye condition sometimes associated with amblyopia (lazy eye). However, they’re two separate conditions altogether, even though an eye patch may be used in treating both. In this condition, the eyes are not properly aligned with each other. The eye muscles aren’t working together, so each eye…

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Floaters & Flashes and Retinal Detachment

Floaters and Flashes By middle age, most people see small dark shapes that appear to float in their field of vision. These are called floaters. They are particles in the vitreous body, a jelly-like substance that fills the inside of the eye. The vitreous body is attached to the retina, the layer of light-sensitive tissue…

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