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Eye services

Cataract Surgery

Over time the natural lens that you are born with becomes cloudy and starts to cause the vision to blur. If untreated this lens opacification leads to progressive worsening of vision and even blindness. This condition is completely treatable by removing the lens using modern sutureless surgery and replacing the lens with an artificial intraocular lens.

Diabetic eye disease

Diabetic eye disease ranges from mild to very severe. All diabetics need to have their eyes screened on an annual basis to pick up diabetic retinopathy or macular oedema (retinal swelling). The earlier diabetic eye disease is picked up the easier it is to treat. Treatments vary from laser photocoagulation, intravitreal injections or surgery, depending on the severity and course of the disease.

Glaucoma

Raised pressure within the eye causes damage to the optic nerve at the back of the eye. This condition is silent initially so patients are unaware that they have it. The diagnosis is made by measuring the pressure of the eye and closely examining the optic nerve. Once the diagnosis is made it can be treated though a wide range of different treatments including eye drops, laser treatments and surgery.

Pterygium surgery

A Pterygium is a common eye condition where tissue from the surface of the eyes grows onto the cornea. They range from small insignificant lumps to severe unsightly sight threatening growths. Fortunately they are treatable through surgical removal.

Diagnostic Tools

Modern diagnostics tools such as optical coherence tomography, sheimpflug corneal imaging, multicolour fundus photography, fluorescein angiography and many others, have assisted with earlier diagnoses and monitoring of a variety of eye diseases. At The Nelspruit Eye Institute we strive to harness this technology to assist our patients with efficient diagnoses and accurate monitoring.

Theatre facilities

Many eye surgeries can be done as day surgeries meaning patients need not sleep the night in hospital. Eye drops and local anaesthetic techniques combined with concious sedation allows for safe, painless, efficient surgey. Surgeries are performed via a microcsope using fine microsurgical instruments while specialized machinery controls the fluid dynamics with the eye. Cataract surgery is performed through sutureless wounds, using ultrasound energy to emulsify the opacified lens.

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