Your surgeon will fully explain the recommended procedure and obtain your informed consent at the time of your consultation.
To assist in the smooth planning of your surgery, please contact our bookings office as soon as possible after your consultation to;
- arrange a suitable day and time for your surgery
- complete all the administrative arrangements in advance
- obtain detailed instructions regarding what to do prior to and on the day of surgery
- receive an information sheet which gives you an overview of what to expect during your time in the theatre
- resolve any questions or concerns that may arise
As the eye matures; the lens that is clear to begin with becomes cloudy and hardens. It is this cloudiness that we call cataracts. As the lens becomes cloudy the vision out of the effected eye is reduced. Patients often complain of a "film" across their vision or "cloudy vision"
The result of increased pressure within the eye which if left untreated will lead to damage of the optic nerve. Glaucoma is often a painless and progressive loss of vision. Whilst in most cases glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, glaucoma surgery may be required if drops alone cannot control the pressure. Surgery involves making an additional drainage channel for fluid to leave the eye and to lower the pressure.
Refractive Laser Surgery (Lasik)
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Eyelid and Oculoplastic Surgery
Oculoplastics is the term used for plastic surgery for the eyelid areas, either for cosmetic or functional purposes.
Dr Raf Ghabrial is our oculoplastic surgeon here at The Marsden Eye Specialists. He is a fully qualified ophthalmologist, with advanced training and study, in Australia and overseas in the field of ophthalmic plastic surgery. He deals with reconstruction and repair of the eye lids, eye sockets, and tear duct systems.
Strabismus (Squint) Surgery
Strabismus (squint) is caused because of a lack of muscle co-ordination between the eyes, causing the eyes to point in different directions.
Strabismus may result from problems with the extra ocular muscles, blindness, mechanical problems in the eye, or mechanical obstruction to vision in one eye during early life.
A pterygium is a wedge-shaped growth of thickened tissue that covers the white part of the eye. A pterygium typically starts growing near the inside of the corner of the eye. It often extends onto the cornea, towards the pupil. Both eyes can be affected. A pterygium may grow large enough to interfere with sight and can cause other annoying symptoms, it can safely be left alone.