ageing eyes, ophthalmology treatment

Dr Andrew treats all conditions of the ageing eye.

Common examples include:

  • Pterygium (sutureless pterygium surgery)

  • Macular Diseases including Macular Degeneration

  • Diabetic Eye Disease (diabetic retinopathy)

  • Retinal Vein Occlusions

  • Retinal Artery Occlusions

  • Retinal Tears

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Pterygium Surgery

A pterygium is a fleshy, abnormal growth of the conjunctiva (the mucous membrane layer of the eye). It is common in people with a lot of UV light exposure, such as surfers and people who work outdoors. It is not a cancer but it can grow quite large and cause significant irritation, redness, and blurred vision. Treatment involves complete removal of all of the abnormal tissue and covering the surgical area with normal conjunctiva from another part of the eye. The procedure can give outstanding cosmetic results and Dr Andrew typically performs the surgery without stitches.

age related macular degeneration

Macular Degeneration Treatment

The ‘macula’ is the centre of the central and high-resolution area of the retina. It is where light is focussed and it allows us to see objects in fine detail. Many diseases can affect the macular but age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common. It tends to occur in people over the age of 60 but there are similar conditions that can occur in younger people. Fortunately, effective treatments now exist. Dr Andrew will be happy to discuss all treatment modalities including diet, lifestyle, laser and eye injections.

proliferative diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening and Treatment

The simplest way to understand diabetes is to think of your blood vessels as metal pipes. Sugar causes your pipes to ‘rust’ and leak fluid. In the eye, this causes the retina to become swollen, which blurs your vision. Diabetic retinopathy can be blinding if not treated. Management involves laser and eye injections. Dr Andrew practices in line with current standards of best practice, as determined by large clinical trial data. Dr Andrew also works with your GP to optimize your risk factors for vision loss including blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

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Sight Specialists, Gold Coast.

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