Eye surgery has evolved remarkably in the last few decades and advancement of its technology and techniques continues. It has and continues to be a very exciting journey. Eye surgery can be life changing. It can involve the control of medical conditions, restoration of focus, restoration of vision, improvement of cosmetic appearance, or delivery of drugs into the eye. Surgery is always considered in the holistic context of a patient’s wants and needs.
The majority of procedures involve microscopic approaches, with laser, incisional and other modalities.
Most eye surgery is elective, that is, there is time to weight up and discuss:
Aims and realistic expectation of a procedure
The timing. With elective surgery, this can be planned with time for the patient to make necessary arrangements with life, family and work commitments
Some understanding of choices and approach
The expected benefits and risk profile
There is always an open discussion with the patient in advance. At this time, the surgeon will plan essential details of the procedure and explain his reasoning for various options.
In addition to planned procedures, there are many more minor procedures that we carry out in our Clinic. Laser, delivery of drugs into the eye, eyelid procedures, suture removal, foreign body removal are examples of procedures often carried out during the course a consultation.