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
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.
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.
For all appointments and enquiries, please contact
Sight Specialists, Gold Coast.