What is macular degeneration?
Macular Degeneration is also commonly know as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) There are two types of AMD, dry or the 'wet' type. The most common form is the dry AMD and this mostly progresses slowly. 'Wet' AMD is less common but can progress quite rapidly.
How do you treat macular degeneration?
Intravitreal Injections (eye injections) can very successfully treat 'wet' AMD. Newer drugs such as Eylea are available for treatment of 'wet' AMD as is Lucentis, Avastin and Triamcinolone. Dry AMD does not require eye injections but diet including fish, leafy green vegetables, nuts as well as AREDS supplements will be beneficial. Other retinal conditions such as Diabetic Macula Oedema can also be successfully treated with Intravitreal Injections (eye injections).
Do you perform Intravitreal injections (eye injections)?
Yes. These injections are performed at Chermside Rooms under local anaesthesia (to numb the eye) to ensure that the injections are as comfortable as possible.
What is Vitreo-retinal Microsurgery (or Retinal Surgery)?
Surgery of the retina, macula and vitreous (jelly at the back of the eye). Using the latest technique, small, sutureless incisions are used to surgically treat conditions such as: Macular Hole, Epiretinal membrane, Retinal Detachment, Vitreous haemorrhage, diabetic retinopathy (more severe types), complications of cataract surgery, to name a few conditions. You are welcome to consult Dr. Park to discuss your condition further for diagnosis and treatment, or for a second opinion.
What is a Cataract?
A cataract is a clouding, yellowing or discolouration of the natural lens inside the eye. This can interfere with the quality of vision such that it can impact on your ability to drive or perform daily activities safely and effectively. Cataracts commonly occur with aging but can also occur with certain medications, medical conditions (e.g. diabetes mellitus), injury or can be genetic.
How are Cataracts treated?
Dr. Park performs sutureless, small incision cataract surgery using the latest technology. He also performs more difficult cases that require vitrectomy to help remove the cataracts completely.