waiting times

Hospital Particular Alvor

00h18m

Medical Emergency

Hospital Particular Gambelas

01h03m

Medical Emergency

00h12m

Paediatrics

Madeira Medical Center

00h49m

Medical Emergency

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.


Surgeries / Specialty Procedures performed in the HPA Group

Anterior Segment:
  • Cataract Surgery: Facoculsification with intraocular lens implant;
  • Refractive Surgery: phakic lens implantation for correction of myopia, hypermetopia and astigmatism;
  • Diagnostic biopsy of tumors of the conjunctivae;
  • Pterygium Excision Surgery;
  • Posterior capsulotomy with YAG laser ("Cleaning the Intra-ocular Lens").

Glaucoma:
  • Aqueous humor drainage valve implantation;
  • Oculoplastic and lachrymal pathways;
  • Eyelid Rejuvenation (eyelid pouch surgery);
  • Simple and complex excision of eyelid tumors;
  • Surgical correction of incisive wounds;
  • Surgery of eyelid pathology: Correction of ectropium and eyelid entropy.

Posterior Segment:
  • Vitrectomy via Pars Plana for correction of the following pathologies:
    • Retinal detachment, Hemovitreo (vitreoretinal hemorrhage), dislocation of crystalline (cataract) to the posterior segment, intraocular lens dislocation to the posterior segment, Epiretinal Membrane, Macular Hole, Infectious Endophthalmitis, Retinal detachment related to proliferative diabetic retinopathy.

Intravitreal injections of Lucentis and Ozurdex for treatment of DIABETIC MACULAR EDEMA, and macular edema secondary to other retinal vascular diseases


Paediatric Ophthalmology:
  • Screening for retinopathy in the premature infant;
  • Strabismus surgery;
  • Treatment of congenital lachrymal pathways occlusion (lacrimation due to obstruction of lachrymal pathways in the infant).

Medical Retina and Diabetic Retinopathy:
  • Treatment with ARGON Laser of retinal lesions related to diabetes;
  • Vitreo-retinal injections with  LUCENTIS and Ozurdex.

Related exams and technology

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.

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.

 

medical specialty available on the following units

Algarve

  • Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor
  • Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas
  • Hospital São Camilo - Portimão
  • Hospital São Gonçalo de Lagos
  • Centro Médico Internacional - VRSA
  • Clínica Particular do Algarve - Guia
  • Clínica Particular Medchique - Monchique

Alentejo

  • CLÍDIS - Clínica de Diagnósticos de Sines

Madeira

  • Hospital Particular da Madeira
  • Madeira Medical Center

doctors

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Alvor

Hospital Particular do Algarve - Gambelas

Hospital São Camilo - Portimão

Hospital São Gonçalo de Lagos

Centro Médico Internacional - VRSA

Clínica Particular do Algarve - Guia

Clínica Particular Medchique - Monchique

CLÍDIS - Clínica de Diagnósticos de Sines

Hospital Particular da Madeira

Madeira Medical Center