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Ophthalmic Surgery (Eye Surgery)

Ophthalmic Surgery

Our ophthalmologists diagnose and treat hundreds of eye conditions. They offer a wide range of eye care, from routine eye exams to surgery. They have expertise in cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and the diseases of the eyelids.

Outpatient eye surgeries

  • atheroma or fatty tissue removal
    Fatty tissue may occur in any part of the body. A fatty tissue can be a lipoma or an atheroma. Lipoma is a fatty, slow growing lump, that is generally situated between the skin and the underlying muscle layer. Lipoma is generally harmless, but in some cases it can cause pain, when growing. If a lipoma grows, it can press on nearby nerves, but pain can also occur during growth, when a lipoma contains many blod vessels. Atheroma refers to small fatty lumps that develop on the inside of blood vessels.The removal of an atheroma is always treated surgically. During surgery the surgeon makes a small incision on your skin, and removes the problematic tissue.
  • pterygium surgery
    The main symptom of pterygium or surfer’s eye is a growth of pink, fleshy tissue on the conjunctiva, the clear tissue that lines the eyelids and covers the eyeball. It usually forms on the side closest to the nose and grows toward the pupil area. The growth can be seen in one or both eyes. When it affects both, we call it bilateral pterygium. When the growth interferes with the patient’s vision, surgical removal is required.
  • fibroma removal
    Fibromas are benign tumors that are composed of fibrous or connective tissue cells that have a spindle shape. They can grow in all organs, arising from mesenchyme tissue. If multiple fibroids grow, it is called fibromatosis. For cutaneous fibroids, there are soft fibromas (molluscum pendulum) and fibroids which are hard. Fibroma removal is a surgical treatment.
  • cyst removal
    Fluid filled lumps usually form in the patient’s upper or lower eyelids. These cysts normally disappear on their own after a while. When the cyst is infected, it causes redness, swelling and pain. During eyelid cyst removal, the surgeon will numb the area in and around the eye, then  turn the patient’s eyelid inside out and  scrape the cyst away with the help of tiny instruments.
  • stye removal

    A stye occurs, when the area at the base of the eyelashes becomes irritated and clogged. It can develop on one eyelid, but the patient can have it in both eyes at the same time. When somebody has a stye, it means that he/she has a red bump with a spot in the center. Other tipical symptoms include an itchy feeling around the eye, crust along the eyelid, and the irritating feeling that there is something in the patient’s eye. In case of stye, the eye feels sensitive to bright light. During stye removal surgery, the surgeon removes the pus and the tallow, or cuts out the inflamed tissue if necessary.
  • blepharochalasis syndrome treatment

    Blepharochalasis is a rare disorder. It is a condition of the eyelids consisting of episodic inflammation and chronic skin changes. When the skin of the eyelids rely on the eyelashes, surgery is recommended.
  • entropion treatment

    Entropion is a condition in which the patient’s eyelid – most of the cases the lower one – is turned inward so that the eyelashes rub against the eyeball. It causes discomfort. During surgery, the doctor removes the spare tissue. The surgical treatment eliminates the symptoms of entropion.
  • ectropion reconstruction

    Ectropion means that the eyelid turns outward. This leaves the inner eyelid surface exposed. When ectropion occurs, the tears don’t drain properly into the puncta. The symptoms include irritation, sensitivity to light, watery eyes and excessive dryness. Surgery is done to treat ectropion for  cosmetic and medical reasons.
  • xanthelasma removal

    Xanthelasma is a skin condition that develops flat yellow growths on the patient’s eyelids. Generally it is not harmful. It occurs more often in men than in women most of the cases in people over the age of forty. It is very easy to diagnose this skin condition, because the edges are sharply defined and the growths have a specific yellow colour.

When is a cataract surgery needed?

A bit of cloudiness and a worsening eye-sight is a normal part of aging. Nevertheless if this is significant you should be examined by your optometrist or eye specialist who can tell whether you have cataracts or not.

It’s important to consult with an ophthalmologist if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms so they could examine you and address the issues if needed. To the Cataract surgery.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT)

OCT is short for Optical Coherence Tomography. This non-invasive imaging test examines the fundus of your eye (retina, optic nerve, and macula) in following diseases:

  • retina diseases
  • age related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • glaucoma
  • diabetic eye disease

Visual Field Test

A Visual Field Test also known as Perimetry test examines and measures the field you see -including your peripheral vision – when you keep your head and eye still without motion. This exam is vital in the early diagnosis of some eye diseases such as glaucoma or neurological illnesses.

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