Your sight is an essential sense that makes you appreciate the beauty of the world. Having eyesight makes you enjoy the beautiful creation and enjoy performing your daily activities by yourself with ease. When your eyes are infected, it feels like the end of the world. It affects your everyday learning, growth, development, and experience. Luckily we have Ophthalmology in Hamilton to help you take care of your vision and enjoy your healthy eyes.
Symptoms of vision problems
If you experience the following symptoms, it is recommended you see your doctor.
· Find it hard to open your eyes properly because of the bright light
· Have an accident that caused injury to your eyes
· You are experiencing a covering on your side vision
· If you experience pain in your eyes
· If your eyes are producing some discharge
· If you experience blurred vision
· If you experience floaters in your vision
An ophthalmology procedure – Repairing detached retina
The retina is found at the back of your inner eyeball that sends a signal to your brain for visual identification. When you have a detached retina, it means that your eye has a problem. You lack oxygen circulation in your retina. If you delay in seeking medication, the condition can lead to loss of vision.
Retinal detachment diagnosis
When you visit your doctor for a detached retina, your doctor will enquire about your medical history and recommend some exams to check the detachment’s severity.
Your doctor will carry out this examination to check your retina. Your doctor will also check the full eye for either tears, detachments, or holes using a unique lens with a significantly bright light.
If you are experiencing bleeding in your eye, your doctor will recommend you undergo ultrasound imaging, which will provide precise imaging of your retina. The exam will also help in visualizing the eye structure.
Retinal detachment treatment
Your doctor will perform surgery on your eye to treat the detached retina, depending on your condition.
Your doctor will perform this surgery to drain and replace the fluid in your eye by detaching any tissue lugging on your retina together with the vitreous by injecting either silicone oil, air, or gas into the vitreous space to flatten the retina.
During this procedure, your doctor will inject you with a gas bubble into your eye, this will help stop the flow of fluid into space behind the retina by pressing the bubble against the detached retina pushing it back into place. The collected fluid will absorb by itself, and the retina can stick on your eyewall.
Your ophthalmologist will perform this procedure to recess the wall of your eye, causing some relief from the vitreous tugging on the retina by sewing a piece of silicone material to your affected area on your sclera. If you have an extensive detachment, your surgeon may create a scleral buckle, which will encircle your whole eye and remain there permanently.
For more details about ophthalmology, you can call or book an appointment online with IC Laser Eye Care.