eye conditions

Our holistic approach to patient care is vital to ensuring successful outcome for our patients. Our team of eye care professionals understand that eye health is a crucial part of overall well-being.

Western Eye Specialists is a unique private practice because we offer our patients the choice of both private and public surgery options. Private cataract surgery is accessible at multiple convenient locations, at competitive prices. Further, as Western Health’s affiliate ophthalmology service, we can also patients directly onto the public waiting list.

Our team of highly qualified ophthalmologists are committed to delivering the highest possible standard of eye care. We specialise in cataract surgery, medical retina, laser therapy, glaucoma, paediatric, oculoplastics and ocular oncology.

Diagnostics investigations and patient tailored treatments are performed at our clinic.

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Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a condition that causes clouding of the eye’s lens. Poor vision results due this cloudiness interfering with light entering the eye. Cataract surgery is one of the most common and most effective types of treatment available, which removes the natural cloudy lens and replaces it, with a clear artificial permanent lens.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma refers to a number of disease process that lead to damage of the optic nerve. Typically, glaucoma is associated with elevated pressure inside the eye. The main aim of treatment is to prevent vision loss by lowering intraocular pressure.

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Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness. People aged over 50 years are at greatest risk and regular eye examinations are crucial for early detection. Early treatments are effective to slow or even stop the progression of this condition.

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Diabetic Retinopathy

People with diabetes are at risk of diabetic retinopathy because small blood vessels in the retina may become diseased and damaged. The longer a person has diabetes, the greater the risk of diabetic retinopathy. Available treatments can slow or prevent further vision loss.

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Children’s Eye Care

Paediatric ophthalmologists focus on the development of the visual system and the various diseases that disrupt normal visual development in children. There are many eye health issues prevalent in children and early diagnosis and treatments are crucial.

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Pterygium

Pterygium is a common condition for people that spend a lot of time in sunny and windy outdoor conditions. It is an overgrowth of tissue affecting the conjunctiva (skin) of the eye. Treatments include eye drops which help relieve symptoms.

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Oculoplastics

Oculoplastics refers to surgical procedures relating to the eye socket, eyelid and tear ducts, which treat conditions such as droopy eyelids, tumours and blocked tear ducts. A number of treatments are available depending on condition.

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Ocular Oncology

Ocular oncology is the comprehensive care and treatments for tumours of the eye. Treatments are dependent on the type of cancer and location.

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Other Eye Treatments

• Lacrimal treatment and surgery • Laser Treatments • Ocular Oncology • Squint (Strabismus) • Visual Field Testing • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) • Orthoptic

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Western Eye Specialists has a group of highly qualified ophthalmologists who are dedicated to looking after all eye conditions. We specialise in cataract surgery, medical retina, laser therapy, glaucoma, paediatric, ocular plastic, corneal and ocular oncology.

We offer onsite surgery for minor procedures and perform private cataract and other surgeries locally.