A cataract is a clouding of the clear lens in the eye and is one of the leading causes of vision impairment. While cataracts most commonly occur in those who are older, they can develop in younger people as well.
Presbyopia usually occurs beginning at around age 40, when people experience blurred near vision when reading, sewing or working at the computer. We specialise in treatment and can help you throw away your reading glasses!
Macular degeneration (MD) is the name given to a group of degenerative diseases of the retina that cause progressive, painless loss of central vision, affecting the ability to see fine detail, drive, read and recognise faces.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness world wide. One in 10 Australians over 80 will develop glaucoma. First degree relatives of glaucoma patients have an 8-fold increased risk of developing the disease.
Neuro-Ophthalmology deals with brain disorders that affect vision. It’s an important field that covers a wide variety of conditions – after all, five of the 12 nerves in your cranium have to do with your eyesight.
For many people, glasses and contact lenses hold them back from the active lifestyles they desire and they find the freedom to embrace life without a dependence on spectacles or contact lenses can be very liberating.