Cataract Assessment & Treatment
A cataract is one of the most common eye conditions and causes blurry vision due to clouding of the natural lens in the eye. The human lens is located behind the iris (the coloured portion of the eye), and it is mostly made up of water and proteins. These specific proteins provide the lens its transparent structure.
Refractive Laser Surgery (LASIK)
Laser vision correction surgery may decrease your dependence on glasses and contact lenses. Laser surgery is safe, quick and can be performed with only minor discomfort.
At Marsden Eye Laser Clinic we use one of the worlds most technologically advanced excimer laser machines, The Schwind Amaris. The excimer laser is used to permanently reshape the curvature of the cornea to improve the way the eye focuses light rays onto the retina, the same way your glasses or contact lenses do.
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.
Retinal Disease Treatment
Corneal Disease Treatment
Diabetic Eye Screening & Treatment
Diabetic eye screening is an essential part of diabetic care. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy - a condition that can lead to blindness if left untreated. Among Australians between the ages of 20 and 65 years diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness. Diabetic eye screening can detect changes in your eyes at an early stage when loss of vision can be prevented or even improved.
Retinal Laser Treatment
Retinal laser treatment involves the use of lasers to treat retinal disease. A laser is a concentrated beam of light that can be focussed on a very small area. Retinal lasers are designed to pass through non-retinal tissue without damaging it to reach the targeted diseased area within the retina.
Uveitis & Ocular Inflammation Treatment
Oculoplastics: eyelids, orbital and lacrimal Treatment
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.
There are a wide variety of laser used by eye doctors to treat a number of conditions. Laser is often used to treat diseases of the retina including diabetes, macular degeneration, vein blockages, retinal tears and many other problems.
Lucentis is the trade name for ranibizumab.
This wonderful drug works by blocking the action of a protein known as ‘VEGF” or vasoendothelial growth factor. VEGF is the primary cause of blood vessels growing abnormally and bleeding or leaking. It is particularly prominent in wet macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and vein blockages.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic therapy is a treatment in which a special light-activated medicine is used to seal abnormal blood vessels in the eye.
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.
The eyes are unable to focus simultaneously on a single point.
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.