Vision Eye Institute has three eye clinics, several satellite clinics and a day surgery located in Adelaide, South Australia. Our team of highly experienced Adelaide ophthalmologists specialise in cataract surgery, glaucoma and corneal conditions, and cater to patients with more general eye conditions and macular degeneration. We also offer vision correction procedures, including laser eye surgery.
Home to a highly knowledgable and welcoming clinical team, our clinics in Adelaide pride themselves on treating each patient with kindness and respect. Our clinics are also fully equipped with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to provide the best care for patients.
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Diabetic eye problems include diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema. It is important to have a regular diabetes eye check so that treatment can be started as early as possible to preserve your vision.
Our Adelaide ophthalmologists may recommend diabetic retinopathy treatment such as eye injections to prevent diabetes eye damage. Diabetic retinopathy and diabetic macular edema can cause significant visual impairment if left untreated.
Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, affects the central part of your retina. It can be categorised as either dry macular degeneration (very common) or wet macular degeneration (uncommon).
People often ask if we offer macular degeneration treatment in Adelaide. While there is no dry macular degeneration treatment, treatment is available for wet macular degeneration. Regular eye checks once you are over 50 are important for early diagnosis.
Dry eye is more common in females, older people and office environments, where there is a lot of computer work and dry air due to constant heating/cooling. Symptoms of dry eye include itching, watering, redness, burning, grittiness, fluctuating vision and sensitivity to light. It is often confused with allergies.
Severe dry eye can be extremely debilitating. Although there is no dry eye cure, early diagnosis and management, including symptomatic treatment, are important.
Dr David Handley, one of our Adelaide ophthalmologists, offers both traditional and newer treatments for dry eye.
People who spend a lot of time outside in sunny, windy conditions have a higher risk of developing a pterygium (also called Surfer’s Eye). A pterygium is a (usually) benign growth involving the conjunctival layer of the eye. It is often fleshy and triangular-shaped.
Pterygium treatment is not required unless the growth occurs onto the cornea, where it may cause scarring and/or distort vision. If this happens, our Adelaide ophthalmologists can perform pterygium surgery to remove it.
Corneal transplants (also known as corneal grafts or keratoplasty) remain an important treatment option for certain eye conditions and can offer life-changing restoration of vision. Because it is an invasive procedure with a high risk of side-effects, a corneal transplant is generally a treatment of last resort.
Vision Eye Institute Adelaide corneal specialist, Dr Paul Athanasiov, has significant expertise in performing corneal transplants, including full- and partial-thickness graft techniques.
Our corneal specialists treat many different corneal diseases at our Kurralta Park clinic in Adelaide. We offer the latest treatment options for dry eye, keratoconus, pterygium and more. Dr Paul Athanasiov, one of our Adelaide ophthalmologists, has extensive experience in corneal grafting and surgery.
Patients with an eyelid lesion or tumour, drooping eyelids (also known as ptosis), hooded eyelids, baggy eyelids or blocked tear ducts may require surgery. This delicate reconstructive surgery around the eye and its associated structures is also known as oculoplastics. Our reconstructive surgeons in Adelaide are also available to provide second opinions.
People with keratoconus experience weakening and thinning of their cornea, which can change its shape and lead to visual distortion. Corneal cross-linking is a type of keratoconus surgery that has been shown to effectively stop the progression of this condition.
A Medicare rebate is available for keratoconus cross-linking treatment and the procedure is offered at all three of our Adelaide clinics. Corneal transplants are sometimes used in patients with severe keratoconus.
The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye, which can be affected by a number of conditions and diseases (e.g. age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular oedema, retinal tears).
All three Vision Eye Institute clinics in Adelaide offer cataract surgery, which is performed in our state-of-the-art day surgery at Windsor Gardens or nearby at The Memorial Hospital or Tennyson Centre.
Our team of ophthalmologists have extensive experience performing cataract surgery, including advanced laser cataract surgery. The latest range of replacement lens options (e.g. trifocal, multifocal and toric lenses) are available at Vision Eye Institute cataract surgery clinics in Adelaide.
Ophthalmologists at our three Adelaide eye clinics can diagnose glaucoma. Disease management may include using medicated eye drops and treatments, such as minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), glaucoma filtration surgery and laser treatment for glaucoma.
At Vision Eye Institute, one of our experienced Adelaide ophthalmologists, Dr David Handley, also see patients with more general conditions. Dr Handley can perform a comprehensive eye examination and determine which treatments, if any, are required for your eye condition. Patients looking for a general eye health consultation can visit our North Adelaide, Windsor Gardens or Kurralta Park clinics.
Vision Eye Institute’s team of refractive surgeons in SA perform LASIK and ASLA/PRK and will advise which option is best suited to your situation. Our Adelaide doctors see patients for laser eye surgery consultations at Vision Eye Institute North Adelaide. Laser eye surgery procedures are also performed at Vision Eye Institute North Adelaide.
For patients who are not suitable for laser eye surgery, our doctors in Adelaide also perform alternate vision correction procedures (e.g. refractive lens exchange, contact lens implant and corneal inlay).
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