Orbital Implants

If there is an imbalance between the volume of the orbit and its contents this will affect the cosmesis and function of the orbit and eyelids. For example, trauma can cause loss of the fat cushioning behind the eyeball giving the eye and eyelids a sunken appearance. A blow to the eye socket, such as […]

Orbit Tumour Surgery

Who is suitable for Orbit Tumour surgery? There are benign growths of the orbit that often have characteristic appearances on imaging (CT or MRI scans), if the orbital tumour is thought to be benign, is not growing on serial scans and not causing any symptoms or visual disturbance then it may be reasonable just to […]

Thyroid Eye Disease Treatment

What does the treatment involve? Firstly, the thyroid function must be evaluated and appropriately treated by an Endocrinologist. The eye disease, however, may continue to progress after an Endocrinologist has treated the thyroid abnormality. The disease and therefore the treatment are divided into two periods. Active Phase – This phase usually lasts between 6 months to […]

Eyelid Revision Surgery

Who is suitable for eyelid revision surgery? Anyone who has undergone prior surgery or sustained eyelid trauma, who is unhappy with the outcome either aesthetically or because of symptoms related to poor lid position can be assessed. Your specialist will examine you and give possible treatment options that he feels would be beneficial. What does […]

Ectropion & Entropion Surgery

In some patients with severe recurrent infections or deterioration of vision from scarring of the surface of the eye due to lack of protection by the eyelid, surgical treatment is absolutely necessary.

Ptosis Surgery

What does the treatment involve? The treatment for ptosis is usually surgery. In determining whether surgery is advisable, the individual’s age, general health, severity of the ptosis and whether one or both eyelids are involved is considered. Measurement of the eyelid height, evaluation of the strength of the muscles that open and close the eyelids, […]

Blepharoplasty

During blepharoplasty or lid reduction surgery a variable amount of skin, muscle and orbital fat is sculpted or repositioned to alter the contour and shape of the eyelids.

Astigmatism

Blurred vision requiring spectacles may be caused by myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism.  Astigmatism is common with at least 50% of patients having some.  It blurs vision because the cornea has an asymmetric pattern of focusing. Astigmatism can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, laser vision correction surgery and implantable contact lens surgery. Specialists covering this condition: […]

EDOF Intraocular Lens (IOL)

EDOF (Extended Depth of Focus) lens implants give spectacle free vision over a wide range – often enough to drive and read a computer screen without glasses.  Magnifying reading glasses may be needed for small print. Specialists covering this condition: Professor Stephanie Watson Dr Patrick Versace

Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Surgery for cataract with lens implant is highly effective for restoring vision. The operation is performed under local anaesthetic so is well-tolerated by older patients and can be done when there are health issues that would prevent a general anaesthesia. The natural lens is surgically removed and replaced with a synthetic, artificial lens for focusing […]