Flashing lights and floaters
New symptoms of flashing light, floaters or a dark curtain like shadow can be symptoms suggestive of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), retinal tear or retinal detachment. In PVD, the vitreous (jelly like substance) separates from it's normal attachment to the retina. As we grow older, our vitreous liquifies and collapses and than it can separate from it's attachment to the retina. Most of the time it does not cause any permanent damage to the retina, other than the floater symptoms. However in some cases PVD can cause some serious condition such as a retinal tear leading to reinal detachment and vitreous haemorrhage (bleed in to the vitreous). Therefore you should get you eyes examined by a retinal surgeon if you develop any new PVD like symptoms. He will dilate your pupil and perform a thorough retinal examination with slit lamp biomicroscopy and indentation indirect ophthalmoscopy to rule out any retinal pathology.
Glaucoma is a condition that can cause irreversible damage to your optic nerve due to usually raised eye pressure (intraocular pressure). Open angle and angle closure glaucoma are the more common type of glaucomas, occasionally normal eye pressure can also result in optic nerve damage (normal tension glaucoma). Optic nerve damage results in constriction of your visual field and visual loss. Visual field tests, optic nerve head scan and pachymetry tests are required to diagnose and monitor your glaucoma. We can diagnose, manage with eye drops and laser treatment and monitor your glaucoma.
There are different types of lasers used in ophthalmology to treat eye diseases. I perform laser for the below mentioned conditions:
YAG laser capsulotomy for thickened posterior capsule
Retinal laser for retinal tears
Retinal laser for diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion
YAG laser iridotomy for narrow angles of the anterior chamber/angle closure glaucoma
Laser trabeculoplasty for glaucoma
I will see and treat patients with general ophthalmology conditions such as dry eyes, watery eyes, red eyes, reduced vision, blurred vision, double vision, amongst others.
I accept referrals for medicolegal report and examination. Please contact my secretary on the contact number for more information.