Our Ophthalmology clinic is comprised of practitioners in each sub-specialty area. Whether you need a routine eye exam or a multidisciplinary approach to complex eye conditions, there is a team of specialists in our Department who will use the most advanced techniques to support your health care needs.
Eye specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of cataracts; medical diseases of the eye such as glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration, diabetic eye diseases and others; and general eye exams.
Cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps to focus light or an image on the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.
In a normal eye, light passes through the transparent lens to the retina. The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image you see will be blurred.
Uveitis (pronounced you-vee-EYE-tis) is the inflammatory process that involves the uvea or middle layers of the eye. The uvea includes the iris (the colored part of the eye), the choroid (the middle blood vessel layer) and the ciliary body—the part of the eye that joins both parts. Uveitis is the eye’s version of arthritis. The most common symptoms and signs are redness in the white part of the eye, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, floaters, and irregular pupil. Uveitis can present at any age, including during childhood.
Uveitis is easily confused with many eye inflammations, such as conjunctivitis (conjunctival inflammation) or pink eye; keratitis (corneal inflammation); episleritis or scleritis (blood vessel inflammation in the episclera or sclera respectively); or acute closed angle glaucoma. These eye conditions can be challenging to diagnose for primary care physicians and even for many eye doctors. If the symptoms are not relieved with standard eye treatments, uveitis should be considered and patients referred to Uveitis specialist.
We use high tech equipments to perform cataract surgical procedures such as:
Phacoemulsification surgeries (use of ultrasonic technology) with foldable silicon intraocular lens implantation.
Small incision cataract surgery (manual phaco) with intraocular lens implantation
Standard extracapsular cataract surgery surgeries with intraocular lens implantation
Tonometry (Intraocular pressure equipments including non contacttonometers)
Central visual field analyzer (CVF machine)
Pachymetry (corneal thickness assessment)
Optical Coherent Tomography (OCT)
Anterior segment OCT
Glaucoma counseling unit
Medical Glaucoma management
YAG laser trabeculoplasty (Glaucoma laser surgery)
YAG laser Iridotomy and pupilloplasty
Glaucoma filteration procedures and trabeculectomy
Screening of premature newborns for retinopathy of prematurity
Pediatric cataract and glaucoma surgeries (anterior vitrectomy facilities)
Visual acuity tests
Colour vision tests
Spectacle and eye glass dispensing (get your glasses within 2 hours)
Contact lens fitting
Low vision aids
In house fitting and repairs of frames and lenses
Home delivery of spectacles and contact lenses
Treatment of conjunctival and corneal diseases
Destructive eye surgeries with ocular implants, conformers and artificial eyes implantation
Management of uveitis
Management of age-related maculopathy
Diabetic retinopathy treatment with intravitral injections (Avastin and Lucentis)
Retinal breaks treatment
Scleral buckling and cryotherapy
Retinal hemorrhages amongst others
A and B scan machine
Free quality community eye screening
Subsidized community ophthalmic services (surgeries, glasses and eye drops)
Free school eye screening
Pre-employment comprehensive eye screening
Eye screening for driver’s license