Understanding Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a progressive eye condition that primarily affects older adults. It is a leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 50. This article aims to provide a comprehensive overview of macular degeneration, including its causes, symptoms, and available treatments. What is Macular … Continued

Understanding Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

Imagine a world where your peripheral vision slowly fades away, leaving you with tunnel vision and eventually, blindness. This is the reality for millions of people around the world who suffer from glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that can lead to irreversible vision loss. Often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma … Continued

Optometry Education Night

Interactive discussion with a fantastic opportunity for questions and answers. Connect, learn and share the knowledge. Dr Swati Sinkar Cataract – The good, the bad and the ugly Dr Stephen McGovern GONIOSCOPY Dr Simone Beheregaray Refractive surgery choosing the right surgery Zeiss – Guest Speaker Zeiss Myocare The Team at SA Eye Specialists are thrilled … Continued

Myopia Awareness Week 2023

Retinopathy of Prematurity Detection and Treatment

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition associated with  abnormal retinal vascular development in babies born at or before 30 weeks of gestation. Advanced stages of ROP may require treatment, although this is not always the case. Milder stages are very common, and most affected newborns will recover completely. However, if advanced cases remain untreated, … Continued

Strabismus (Squint Eyes)- All You Need to Know

Strabismus, more commonly known as squint or crossed eyes, is the term used when a person’s eyes do not point in the same direction. The condition means that both eyes are not able to focus on an object at the same time. The two most common forms of strabismus are esotropia, where the eyes turn … Continued

Eyelid Malposition – Causes, Surgery & Treatment

There’s no doubt that our eyes are one of the most defining features of our physical appearance. Due to this, for over a decade now, eyes have been the main focus of multiple plastic surgery advancement techniques, especially for various medical conditions and diseases. One such condition that has multiple treatment options is eyelid malposition. In … Continued

What is Digital Eye Strain and How Can You Prevent It?

There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted different aspects of our health and wellbeing. This includes some indirect consequences that might not be expected, but still affect significant numbers of people. One of these is digital eye strain. A major cause is our constant and ever-growing exposure to screens of all types. … Continued

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is group of diseases that affect the optic nerves. It impacts your peripheral vision, and in the worst case scenario, it can lead to complete and irreversible loss of vision. Worldwide, glaucoma is the third most common cause of blindness. Glaucoma can creep up on you — you might not notice any symptoms in … Continued

Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) And How It Affects Children

What is Conjunctivitis (pink Eye)? Conjunctivitis, more commonly referred to as pink eye, is caused when the thin clear tissue covering the white of the eye and lining the eyelid becomes inflamed. What Causes Conjunctivitis? Conjunctivitis, which can appear in one or both eyes, is most often the result of an infection caused by a … Continued

Memberships and Fellowships

The team at SA Eye Specialsits are active members and fellows of multiple organisations including

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