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The Eye Department of St Vincent’s Clinic provides a complete range of ophthalmic medical and surgical procedures. There are sub-specialists covering every aspect of ophthalmic treatment and these ophthalmologists are recognised as leaders in their field.
In addition to specialised treatment, routine eye examinations and visual assessments are carried out. The members of the Department have access to the most modern ophthalmic surgical facilities in the Clinic’s Day Surgery Unit as well as access to all forms of medical ophthalmic laser treatment.
The Day Surgery Unit is fully equipped for all aspects of cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery and oculoplastic surgery. These procedures are usually carried out as day only, but when indicated patients can stay overnight in St Vincent’s Private Hospital.
The department’s consulting rooms have the latest diagnostic ophthalmic equipment, including visual field analysis, retinal photography and angiography, ophthalmic ultrasound and OCT (optical coherence tomography) for detailed optic nerve evaluation, especially for glaucoma and retinal evaluation for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.
There are also 3 lasers in the department – an Argon laser to treat retinal conditions, a YAG laser for post-cataract surgery capsulotomy and a SLT laser for glaucoma.