Eye Surgery

CATARACT
Description
A Cataract develops as part of the ageing process whereas the natural lens in the eye begins to become opaque.
Treatment(s)
Surgery with excellent success rate
Symptoms
– Are above the age of 50 and any of the below apply
– Develop foggy, cloudy and blurry vision at distances
– Feel that colors are less bright
– Are disturbed by glares from bright lights, sunshine and headlights while driving


 

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GLAUCOMA
Description
A condition where the optic nerve is damaged due to high ocular pressure. This is a serious condition that requires immediate attention
Treatment(s)
– Regular monitoring
– Medication
– Interventions
– Surgery with moderate success rates
Symptoms
– Have a family history of the disease – regular check-ups are critical
– Suffer from “tunnel“ vision i.e. you start having less periphery vision
– Suffer from severe eye and head pain
– Suffer from a sudden degradation of vision


 

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DIABETIC RETINOPATHY
Description
A condition that develops in diabetic patients whose sugar is not controlled
Treatment(s)
– Regular monitoring
– Laser interventions
– Intra-vitreal injections
– Surgery
Symptoms
– Suffer from a partial loss of vision or sudden drop in visual acquity (due to bleeding)


 

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AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION
Description
A condition that affects our older populations and is simply a result of old age. No treatment is available to reverse AMD, however its progression can be slowed-down/halted
Treatment(s)
– Laser interventions
– Intra-vitreal injections
Symptoms
– Are a senior citizen and suffer from degradation of vision


 

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RETINAL DETACHMENT
Description
A condition where the retina is separated from the external membrane of the globe. This is a serious condition that requires immediate attention
Treatment(s)
– Laser interventions
– Intra-vitreal injections
– Surgery
Symptoms
– Suffer from a sudden loss of vision
– See flashes of light and floaters


 

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STRABISMUS
Description
Also known as Squint. A condition that is a consequence of muscular imbalance, refractive error or possible trauma
Treatment(s)
– Eye glasses
– Eye patching
– Surgery
Symptoms
– Realize that one or both eyes are misaligned i.e. turn upward, downward, inward, outward or a combination of the above


 

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CORNEA GRAFT
Description
The cornea of the eye is replaced with a health cornea tissues (from a donor). This surgery is done to replace a damaged cornea to restore vision or improve the appearance of the eye
Treatment(s)
– Surgery
Symptoms
– Poor vision

 

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OTHER SURGERIES
Description
The above list of surgeries is not exhaustive in any way. At BESH we perform all eye-related surgeries and treatments – if there is a cure for your eye condition be assured that we can provide it.

 

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