Conditions and Treatment
At Melbourne Eye Specialists we treat a myriad of pathologies and diseases. Please hover over each one to see details about these conditions and how we can go about treating them
Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness in the world, despite being highly avoidable. It can be a complicated disease to treat, however, it is never impossible. Glaucoma treatment is about avoiding losing vision - so, we encourage patients to not leave their condition too long before treating.
A cataract is an opacity in the crystalline lens of the eye. This lens resides behind the pupil, the dark part, through which the light enters the eye and focuses the light. The natural process of aging causes this focussing to become less efficient, as it can change in focus.
Uveitis is an uncommon condition but when it occurs it can be devastating. It is important that a correct diagnosis is made, its possible causes are looked for, and that a treatment plan is worked out. Inflammation in the eye requires a careful approach.
The cornea is the clear front dome that covers the front part of the eye, and through which all the light must pass in order to make it to the inside of the eye. The cornea is an extraordinary structure, which remains clear, in the absence of illness and injury, for the whole of your life.
The retina allows us to see as sends information to the brain through the optic nerve. It has lots of light-sensitive cells (rods and cones) as well as other nerves that receive and organize visual information. The retina can develop four main pathologies that affect it.