Ophthalmology is the speciality of medicine which deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. When treating these conditions you want to be in safe hands in a highly sterile environment, like Ormiston Hospital.
Your eye is the organ of vision and consists of the cornea (the outer clear layer), the sclera (the white of the eye), the iris (the coloured part), the lens (lies behind the iris) and the retina (the light-sensitive lining at the back of the eye). Your eyes ‘see’ by focusing light that enters the eye onto the retina which sends the image to the brain by the optic nerve.
Since ophthalmologists perform operations on eyes, they are considered to be both surgical and medical specialists.
The main operation that are performed is CATARACT surgery.
A cataract is a cloudiness of the eye’s crystalline lens due to aging, disease, or trauma that typically prevents light from forming a clear image on the retina.
If vision loss is significant, the surgical removal of the lens maybe needed and is usually replaced with a plastic intraocular lens (IOL).
This is one of the most common surgeries and our experts help people to get back their desired vision.