We have been privileged to feature in three newspaper articles published by The Age in September and October 2018. Our services have been recognised by the leading Victorian publication with two of our surgeons, Dr Heathcote Wright and Dr Joanne Goh, featuring in the articles and sharing important information about eye care and our services.
At Melbourne Comprehensive Eye Surgeons (MCES), we understand eye care can be a daunting experience and we have a team of surgeons and support staff who will guide you through the process in a clear and transparent manner. Our leading services, explained below, include cataract surgery, laser vision correction surgery and macular degeneration treatment. We also offer glaucoma management, laser for glaucoma, diabetic eye checks, free eye injections, laser surgery for floaters, and corneal and retinal surgery.
To continue driving, going out at night and regaining confidence, treating your cataracts can help you achieve sharp vision. Cataract formation is part of the natural ageing process and eventually most people require surgery. Mostly cataract formations occur later in life, but it can form at any time particularly if there is other disease, medication use, or eye trauma.
Modern cataract surgery is normally performed in a day surgery unit with minimal discomfort and inconvenience. Most patients experience good vision the following day and mild or no discomfort overnight.
Laser Vision Correction Surgery
To save you the hassle of wearing glasses or applying contact lenses, laser vision correction surgery is available. Whilst it is not suited for everyone, this surgery can help you regain spectacle independence. Patients must be over 21 years of age and have not had any major change in their spectacle prescription for at least a year. Patients over 50 years of age may require lens replacement surgery instead.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is very common. It is the leading cause of blindness in Australia. 90% of people with AMD have the dry form. It is slowly progressive and may lead to gradual loss of vision over many years. New treatments are emerging all the time and we strive to deliver them to you. As you age, it is recommended to have your eyes tested regularly to ensure that any signs of degeneration are treated early.
At MCES we believe that everyone should have access to high quality and comprehensive eye care at a fair price. To achieve this, we have designed a purpose-built facility that includes all the latest high tech diagnostic equipment so that we can provide the best possible eye care to the local community at an affordable price.