Springvale Eye Clinic is a private ophthalmic clinic offering a comprehensive range of modern eye-care services. Our doctors are highly qualified eye specialists with many years of medical and surgical experience. With sub-specialty expertise in many areas (Cataracts, Paediatric, Strabismus, Oculoplastic, Medical and Surgical Retina) and our multilingual skills (English, Cantonese, Mandarinand Italian) the needs of our patients will be well served. Our practice has modern diagnostic and therapeutic equipment to assist us in providing the best care to our patients.
The whole team at the Springvale Eye Clinic are experienced general ophthalmologists and treat general eye problems. Additionally, we have a system of internal referral for specialised cases which might benefit from one of our sub-specialist services.
All of our doctors are experienced cataract surgeons, working in both the public hospitals and privately.
Modern, small-incision phacoemulsification techniques have now become the standard for cataract surgery. In this procedure, a small incision is made in the front surface of the eye and then a circular hole is cut in the front of the thin membrane (anterior capsule) that encloses the eye’s natural lens. A special instrument is inserted to break up and remove the diseased lens.
An ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon is an ophthalmologist who has completed additional training in plastic surgery as it relates to the eyes and their surrounding structures.
Ophthalmic plastic surgery can affect one’s ability to see, ophthalmic plastic surgeons are best qualified to perform this delicate surgery and also provide any care that the eye itself may need.
There are many of problems can occur in the eye socket that effect the function of the eye. These processes range from inflammatory disease like thyroid associated orbitopathy as seen in patients with Graves’ disease to tumors, infections, and injuries from trauma. When these problems occur, patients often have double vision, loss of vision, pain and swelling.
Generally, strabismus treatment requires specialised eye muscle surgery, though there are cases where medication, vision therapy or vision aids are used. The surgery involves lengthening, shortening or moving the muscles to a new position to align the eyes.
Vitreoretinal surgery refers to any operation to treat eye problems involving the retina, macula, and vitreous fluid. These include retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane and complications related to diabetic retinopathy.
This service is for the management of conditions of the back of the eye which are treated medically using drugs, eye drops or lasers, and includes diabetic eye screening.
This includes conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, retinal blood vessel blockages and inflammation at the back of the eye (uveitis).
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Children may experience a wide spectrum of eye problems, many quite distinct from adult eye issues. Pediatric ophthalmologists are specially trained in the development of the visual system and the various diseases that disrupt visual development in children. Springvale Eye Clinic provides the experience and expertise to manage children’s eye problems and to perform complex paediatric eye surgery.
Glaucoma is the name for a number of related conditions where the nerve of sight is damaged by increased pressure inside the eyeball.
The treatment for glaucoma is to lower the pressure in the eye through 3 different methods:
Eye drops, which reduce the amount of fluid the eye makes or increase the outflow of fluid
Laser, which opens up the blocked outflow pathways
Surgery, which mechanically unblocks the drainage pathways.
Chronic high blood sugar levels (diabetes) can damage the tiny blood vessels in the back of the eye (retinopathy). Regular eye checks can detect damage to the retina before vision irrepairably affected. We recommend an eye check at least once a year.
Double vision (also known as diplopia) is when a person sees two images of a single object simultaneously. Double vision may be constant, intermittent or it may even occur when looking only in a certain direction.
Please note that double vision can be part of a more generalised problem so it is very important that the correct cause is correctly identified.
Fluorescein is a yellow dye that is injected into a vein in the hand or arm during this test. The dye travels via the circulation to the eye. Multiple flash photographs are then taken, using a special camera, to document the passage of dye through the blood vessels of the retina. The test demonstrates abnormalities in retinal blood vessels and structures and helps in the diagnosis of a number of eye condition.
The drug form of botulinum toxin (Botox) is a lethal toxin and can be a highly effective treatment for some eye conditions such as blepharospasm (eyelid spasms), squints and can offer temporary relief from double vision. Springvale Eye Clinic offers specialist Botox treatments.