Other Ophthalmology Services
AAEC provides services to adult eye patients and some of the services are described below.
Management of Glaucoma
Glaucoma is a very common eye disease. Damage is caused to the optic nerve (connecting the eye to the brain) usually by high pressure inside the eye.
What can we do about this? The eye doctors at AAEC can assess, diagnose and treat this disease, usually by starting long-term treatment with drops
Pterygium is a disease of the outer lining of the white of eye (the conjunctiva) and the cornea. Tissue from the conjunctiva grows across the cornea causing discomfort and pain and eventually threatening vision.
What can we do about this?
In more severe cases the eye surgeons at AAEC can remove the pterygium and place a conjunctival graft in its place
Two problems are common after removal of a pterygium:
- Recurrence. Over a variable length of time the problem may return. Use of the conjunctival graft reduces recurrences.
- Following removal of the pterygium, the cornea may not fully recover its smooth surface. Vision may not return fully as a result. Corneal regularisation with the excimer laser, as described above, is possible in such cases.
Eyelid plastic surgery
Many common problems of the eyelids can be corrected by the surgeons at AAEC.
All diabetics are at risk of diabetic eye disease. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists recommends review by an eye doctor for every well controlled diabetic every 2 years.