Ophthalmology is concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the eye. Detection of disease in other parts of the body may be made through eye examination, such as diabetes, thyroid disease, brain tumors and hypertension. It includes:
Trabeculectomy (Glaucoma surgery)
Trabeculectomy is a surgical procedure that removes part of the trabeculum in the eye to relieve pressure caused by glaucoma.
Cataract Extraction with Lens ImplantA cataract is the clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens. During this procedure, the cloudy lens is removed and replaced with a synthetic replica.
A corneal transplant is surgery to replace the clear surface on the front of the eye (the cornea). In cases where the cornea has become clouded as a result of disease, swelling, scarring, infection, or chemical burns, this is sometimes necessary to restore functional vision.
Tear Duct Probing
Children born with a blocked tear duct can often be cured by a probing. A thin, blunt metal wire is gently passed through the tear drainage system to open any obstruction.
Eye Muscle Repair
Eye muscle repair is surgery to align eyes or correct eye muscle abnormality (strabismus).