Eye Diseases & Other Eye Treatments
New Vision Eye Clinic is a dedicated eye hospital, where our ophthalmic experts perform a huge range of eye care procedures under one roof. Our team of eye doctors specializes in a range of ophthalmological areas, so we’ll match you to the specialist who is best qualified to treat you.
We offer comprehensive treatment for a number of eye diseases and conditions in the following areas:
Diabetes-related eye conditions
Diabetic patients are more likely to develop eye problems such as cataracts or glaucoma, but their principal threat to vision is diabetic retinopathy, which is damage to the retina.
The retina is situated at the back of the eye, and is responsible for detecting light and transmitting this signal to the brain, resulting in a visual image. Nutrients and oxygen are transported to the retina via numerous blood vessels, but these vessels can be damaged by the high blood sugar levels often present in untreated diabetes, or diabetes that is not under control. This is known as diabetic retinopathy. Most patients with diabetes will develop some changes in the retina after 20 or so years.
In the earliest stages, the patient may have no symptoms, but as the disease progresses, they will experience blurred vision, fluctuating vision, reduced colour intensity, or blank areas in their vision. If the condition progresses without intervention, it can lead to sudden, and almost total vision loss.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
The earliest sign of macular degeneration is often the appearance of small yellow deposits called drusen, which form under the retina. These are accumulated waste products which, as they get larger, stop the flow of nutrients to the retina and cause the layer of supporting cells beneath it to become very thin. When cells in this layer die, the overlying macula degenerates and loses its visual function.
Glaucoma is a collection of eye conditions in which the optic nerve (the main nerve that takes visual information from the eye to the brain) becomes damaged. This can be caused by a rise in intra-ocular pressure, but this is not always the case. If diagnosed early, treatment can prevent further damage to vision, but if left untreated, the damage (neuropathy) can ultimately cause blindness.
Glaucoma’s progression is often gradual, and can be totally asymptomatic until it is quite advanced. Regular vision screenings and eye examinations are essential for early detection.
A retinal or macular hole is a small hole in the central part of the retina which can lead to distortion and blurring of vision. A macular hole normally only occurs in one eye. They can be detected by a scan of the back of the eye. Contrary to popular misconception, macular holes are not related to macular degeneration.
There may be no symptoms in the early stages and clarity of vision can still be good. As a hole progresses, patients may notice distortion and blurring of vision.
New Vision Eye Clinic’s Retinal Service & Surgery Department is dedicated to excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye’s posterior segment (the retina).
Strabismus is a condition in which the eyes are aligned abnormally, resulting in a squint. It is usually associated with children, but adults can suffer from strabismus too. Adults may seek treatment for cosmetic reasons, but the visual impairments resulting from this condition (such as double vision or loss of depth perception) will also respond to treatment, enhancing a patient’s vision. New Vision Eye Clinic’s center for adult strabismus specializes in eye muscle correction and other treatments.
When young children develop strabismus, they typically have mild symptoms. They may hold their heads to one side if it helps them to use their eyes together in that position, or they may close or cover one eye when it deviates.
Our highly experienced ophthalmologists are known locally and nationally for handling the most difficult cases of strabismus. Here, baby and child-friendly eye exams are used to detect strabismus and innovative approaches are used to straighten the eyes. There are many possible options for the treatment of strabismus, and your eye doctor will work with your family to create a tailored training regimen which can be done under supervision and at home.
Amblyopia (sometimes referred to as “lazy eye”) is a condition in which one eye has poor vision because it did not develop normally during childhood. It is Usually only one eye is affected by amblyopia but occasionally both eyes can be affected. This condition affects between two and four percent of all children, and be corrected if diagnosed and treated early.