Glaucoma is an eye disease where optic nerve fibres used for sight are slowly damaged, leading to gradual loss of peripheral vision. The disease is asymptomatic until it’s late stages.
With appropriate management, the progression of Glaucoma may be slowed or perhaps halted.
Diabetes can lead to many pathological changes in the eye. The most dangerous of these is retinal damage. The risk of this is reduced with good diabetic control and regular assessment. The changes affecting the eye are quite treatable, particularly if detected early.
Cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye, causing the vision to become increasingly blurred, the incidence increasing with age. A cataract can be removed surgically to replace the cloudy lens with a clear, artificial lens. Increasingly, surgery eliminates the need for spectacles for both distance and reading vision and for the correction of astigmatism. This surgery is usually performed as a day procedure.
Dr Chesney has a special interest and is highly experienced in cataract surgery.
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Age Related Macular Degeneration
ARMD is degenerative disease of the eye which affects central vision. Sufferers often complain of distortion and blurring of central vision. Clinical examination and appropriate investigations can assist in the diagnosis of the disease. A family history of ARMD is a risk factor. Some types of ARMD can be treated to help slow or halt the disease. At Mentone Eye Specialists we are optimally equipped to assess and manage A.R.M.D
A referral is preferred, one can be obtained from your general practitioner or from your optometrist.
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