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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology


Ophthalmology is the specialty that deals with all diseases related to the eyes and surrounding area. Ophthalmology uses various  means of treatment , medical, pharmaceutical and surgical techniques.


Ophthalmological consultation with a specialized and experienced team 

 

 

 

Pterygium and Chalazion Surgeries 

Pterygium is an abnormal growth of the conjunctiva along the surface of the cornea, usually from the nasal side towards the center of the eye (pupil). It resembles a "skin" that grows on the surface of the eye and is typically associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation and chronic dryness of the ocular surface.
To remove a pterygium, surgery is performed under local anesthesia without the need for hospitalization, making it a short-term procedure.

On the other hand, a chalazion is a chronic inflammatory granuloma of a gland that causes a small nodule on the eyelid. It begins as a small swollen red area that eventually resolves, leaving ehind persistent swelling.
To remove a chalazion, surgery is performed involving a small vertical incision on the inner side of the eyelid. The procedure is painless, and the contents are drained through the incision. Hospitalization is not required as the procedure typically lasts around 30 minutes. 


 

Cataract Consultation and Surgery

Cataracts are one of the main conditions responsible for the reduction or loss of vision. It is a very common disease and the most frequent in advanced ages.
The first step is to consult an ophthalmologist to obtain a diagnosis and, if necessary, undergo surgery. Cataract surgery is performed under local anesthesia and using intraocular lenses that replace the opacified lens of the eye. 


 

Oculoplastic Consultation and Treatment

Oculoplastic is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of the structures around the eyes, such as the eyelids, orbit, and tear ducts.
In many cases, the treatment involves surgery; however, in others, the most appropriate treatment involves non-surgical procedures. 


 

Ophthalmology Consultation

Specialty that aims to diagnose and treat diseases of vision and the eyes. 


 

Paediatric Ophthalmology Consultation 

Specialty dedicated to vision screening through age-appropriate tests and the prevention and treatment of eye diseases in children. 


 

Surgical Correction 

Correction surgery is a simple and safe process that allows you to correct eye errors such as hyperopia, myopia, or astigmatism.


 

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is a degenerative disease of the retina that leads to a marked and irreversible decrease in central vision. It affects the older population and is one of the leading causes of blindness in Western countries. This pathology prevents clear vision, reduces contrast sensitivity, and impairs reading. 


 

Botulinum Toxin Injection

Botulinum toxin injection has therapeutic applications, especially for movement disorders. However, in the field of oculoplastic ophthalmology, it can also be used, particularly in focal dystonias (involuntary muscle contractions). The application of this toxin to the affected muscles allows for their relaxation and subsequent improvement their functions. 


 

Retinal Laser Therapy

Laser retinal treatments are a viable solution for various eye pathologies such as Diabetic Retinopathy or Refractive Surgery. It is a risk-free and almost painless treatment. 
 


 

Glaucoma Laser Therapy

Glaucoma is a disturbance of the dynamics of intraocular fluids with consequent increased pressure on the nerve cells that are at the base of vision. In some patients, glaucoma can be controlled with medication, but in some cases, laser treatment is necessary, which is safe and painless to apply. 


 

Dry Eye Treatment

Dry eye causes discomfort, dryness, redness, and burning. It is felt more strongly when reading or using the computer and electronic devices for a long time. To treat this condition, artificial tears, eyelid hygiene, or topical medications are used. 


 

Yag Laser Capsulotomy

Yag laser capsulotomy aims to correct reduced vision resulting from the opacification of the capsular sac, the region where the intraocular lens is placed during cataract surgery. This treatment is used in patients who have undergone this procedure and who, over time, experience symptoms of blurred or hazy vision. 


 

Eyelid Rejuvenation

The eyelid area is one of the main structures where many signs of aging are concentrated, such as excess skin, fat pockets, and dark circles. Rejuvenating these areas is one of the procedures that most benefit the face.


Diagnostic tests

Refraction and Pediatric Ophthalmology:
  • Latest generation autorefractometers;
  • Pediatric automatic autorefractometer;
  • Skiascopy;
  • Synoptophore.

Glaucoma and Neurophthalmology:
  • Computor Perimetry;
  • Goldman Campimetry;
  • Optic Nerve Coherence Tomography: Triton Topcon Technology.

Posterior Segment:
  • Angiography
  • Angio OCT (Retinal Optical Coherence Tomography): Triton Topcon technology;
  • Retinography with autofluorescence and redfree examination;
  • High-resolution ultrasound of posterior segment.

 


 

Anterior Segment:
  • Pachymetry, keratometry, ocular biometry;
  • Corneal topography: Pentacam;
  • Previous Segment Ultrasound;
  • Optical coherence tomography of the anterior segment. (Triton Topcon);
  • Automatic tonometry;
  • Surgical planning system and calculation of intraocular lenses: Verion.

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