Many eye diseases do not present obvious symptoms until irreparable damage has occurred. The earlier treatment begins, the less chance of long-term damage to your eyes from eye disease. We provide comprehensive examinations using cutting-edge digital imaging technology to properly assess eye diseases such as:
- age related macular conditions
- conjunctivitis / pink eye
- dry eyes
- disorders of the eyelid / frontal eye
- disorders of the ocular muscles, binocular movement and accommodation
- disorders of the optic nerve and visual pathways
- disorders on the vitreous body
- diabetic retinopathy
- inflammatory conditions (e.g. iritis, uveitis)
- retinal detachment, tears and holes
- retinal vascular occlusions
- other visual disturbances
- therapeutic management of eye disease
Age related macular conditions
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a degenerative disorder of the central field of vision. This is the leading cause of vision loss among people over 50 years of age.
Cataracts can occur from age 40 and lead to a decrease in vision. They develop slowly and cause clouding in the lens of the eye.
Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye
Conjunctivitis is a common eye infection where the membrane that lines the eyelids becomes red and irritated. It can be bacterial or viral in cause, or even an allergic response.
Dry eye syndrome happens when the eye is insufficiently lubricated by tears. It causes eyes to feel tired, irritated and itchy.
Disorders of the eyelid or frontal eye
Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelid and can affect people of all ages. This can cause redness, itching and dry eye symptoms.
Disorders of the ocular muscles, binocular movement and accommodation
These are all problems with the six muscles of the eye that control the various eye movements, including tracking and scanning and the movement of the lens to allow focusing.
Disorders of the optic nerve and visual pathways
These are disruptions to the way visual information is transmitted from the retina to the brain.
Disorders on the vitreous body
The vitreous body is the clear, colourless gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina and damage to this may manifest as tiny dark spots in the vision.
Otherwise known as diabetic eye disease, is where high blood sugar levels cause damage to the retina and may cause blindness. Diabetics need to undergo regular eye exams to detect and treat this.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, usually associated with high pressure within the eye.
Inflammatory conditions (e.g. iritis, uveitis)
These are inflammations of parts of the eye including the iris, choroid layer and ciliary body.
Retinal detachment, tears and holes
When the vitreous of the eye moves away from the retina, it can pull the retina and may tear or detach it, causing holes.
Retinal vascular occlusions
These can happen to older patients when veins in the retina become blocked, causing problems with the eye.
Other visual disturbances
Many and various symptoms can arise with the eyes and eyesight. All should be investigated as soon as possible by a registered optometrist.