Avastin / Lucentis
Avastin is a drug used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is also used to treat diabetic eye disease and other problems of the retina. It is injected into the eye to help slow vision loss from these diseases.
Lucentis® (ranibizumab) is another drug like Avastin. Research shows that both Avastin and Lucentis are equally effective in slowing vision loss.
Avastin / Lucentis treats:
At a glance
Multifocal Lens Implantation
Intraocular lenses (IOLs) are medical devices that are implanted inside the eye to replace the eye’s natural lens. Multifocal lens implantation is used for different types of vision correction surgery called refractive lens exchange.
Multifocal Lens Implantation treats:
Cataract surgery is an operation to remove your eye lens when it is cloudy. The only way to remove a cataract is with surgery. Your ophthalmologist will recommend removing a cataract when it keeps you from doing things you want or need to do.
Cataract surgery treats:
Scatter Laser Photocoagulation treatment
Scatter laser treatment , also known as panretinal photocoagulation, is an outpatient procedure that treats proliferative diabetic retinopathy. This conditions damages the tiny vessels of the retna and threatens vision.
Argon laser trabeculoplasty
Argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) is a proven and effective procedure for different types of glaucoma. Eye doctors have used the procedure for many years and it continues to be a powerful tool in an ophthalmologist’s toolkit when treating glaucoma.
Argon laser trabeculoplasty (ALT) treats:
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT)
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty is repeatable, non-invasive treatment promotes cellular regeneration without the burn and scar tissue associated with other laser procedures.
Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty treats:
Cyclophotocoagulation (CP) works by decreasing the production of aqueous fluid. A small telescopic device is used to directly visualize the parts of the eye that make the internal fluid and laser energy is directed to this area.
Laser cyclophotocoagulation treats:
Pan-retinal laser photocoagulation (PRP)
Pan-retinal Photocoagulation (PRP) is an eye laser treatment. The treatment is specialised to treat the entire retina. The aim is to prevent abnormal new vessels on the retina and in the drainage system of the eyeball from growing and encouraging existing ones to shrink and scar. By doing this, it prevents further bleeding within the eye that can cause sudden loss of vision including vitreous haemorrhage and prevents the devastating consequences of a high pressure within the eye called glaucoma.
Pan-retinal laser photocoagulation (PRP) treats:
LASIK is an abbreviation for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis and is a procedure whereby the outer surface of your eye (the cornea) is delicately reshaped using a laser to improve your focusing ability.
LASIK SMILE eye surgery is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure which allows you to go home the same day. Anesthetic eye drops are applied to minimize discomfort during Smile surgery. The procedure takes 15-20 min. This procedure is currently approved for Myopia and Astigmatism.
LASIK smile treats following conditions:
Laser Blended Vision PRESBYOND
Laser blended vision is the way of treating presbyopic patients that aims to achieve clear sight at all distances, near, distance and intermediate.
Laser Blended Vision PRESBYOND treats following condition:
Botox is a procedure that can temporarily smooth the moderate to severe frown lines between brows.
- Frown lines
- Helps maintain your appearance
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging test. OCT uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina. With OCT, your ophthalmologist can see each of the retina’s distinctive layers. This allows your ophthalmologist to map and measure their thickness.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) tests for:
We inject Restylane® directly into mid-to-deep dermis for long-lasting correction of facial wrinkles and folds.
- Wrinkle correction
Peripheral iridotomy (PI)
Laser peripheral iridotomy (PI) is performed usually for patients with narrow angles or angle closure glaucoma. Fluid in the eye is made which lies behind the iris. The fluid escapes the eye by flowing between the lens and iris of the eye.
Peripheral iridotomy (PI) treats:
TISSEEL VH [Fibrin Sealant]: Consists of a two-component fibrin biomatrix that offers highly concentrated human fibrinogen to seal tissue and stop diffuse bleeding.
TISSEL helps on following:
- Pterygium excision with conjunctivoplasty (AAO)
Memberships and Accreditations
About the author
Consultant Ophthalmic Physician and Surgeon |MBChB, FRCS(G), MBA, FWACS, FGCS, DCEH (Lond), Postgraduate Diploma in Cataracts and Refractive Surgery
I am Leonard Teye-Botchway and I am the Medical Director and Consultant Ophthalmologist at Bermuda International Institute of Ophthalmology in Bermuda. The joy and elation I get from seeing patients who are very happy they can see after surgery is almost unimaginable. This is what really drives me to carry on being an ophthalmologist.
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