Southern Eye Specialists We offer a comprehensive range of high quality surgical services as shown below. Cosmetic procedures are also undertaken.
Our team covers the following sub-specialities:
- Medical Retina
- Vitreo-Retinal Surgery
- Reconstructive surgery
- Optical Coherence Tomography
- Digital Fundus Photography
- Fluorescein Angiography
- Ocular Imaging Ultrasound
- Laser Photocoagulation
- Photodynamic Laser Therapy
- YAG laser
- Intravitreal Injection Therapy
What is Ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is the branch of specialist medicine that is focussed on the diagnosis and the medical, surgical and laser treatments of abnormalities and disease of the visual system, the eye and its surrounding structures including eyelids, muscles, bones, tear production and drainage.
Your eye is a complex organ of vision with an inner lining that is part of the brain and an outer layer that is connected to the bones of the face by muscles and ligaments. The surrounding structures, including the orbits, the eyelids and adjacent bones and skin all serve to protect the eye and to help it move and function properly. Your eyes “see” by focussing light like a camera and transmitting the image to the brain by the optic nerve like a digital camera sends the image to a computer.
Ophthalmologists are doctors specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the visual system, both eye and brain, and disorders of the surrounding structures. Ophthalmologists are qualified to use optical, medical, surgical and laser treatments to correct abnormalities and disease. Cosmetic procedures are also undertaken.
Optometrists are the primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system. They provide comprehensive eye and vision care which includes: refraction, refractive correction and dispensing, detection/diagnosis and management of diseases in the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system.