Glaucoma is a serious disorder which is often caused by a high intraocular pressure damaging the optic nerve.
Diabetic patients (insuline dependent and non insuline dependent) have 25% higher risk of developing serious visual problems than the normal population.
Cataract is an opacification of the lens which produces a diminished visual acuity.
This affection is detected by a routine general examination of the retina, OCT ( retinal scaniing) and/or by fluoresceïne angiography.
Amblyopia (lazy eye) can be caused by a strabism or by a refractive defect like myopia, hyperopia and astygmatism.
A simple in-office procedure, selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) has been shown to lower IOP as effectively as medication, and to offer a consistent safety profile.
If you suffer from vitreous strands and opacities (commonly referred to as “eye floaters”), then you are already familiar with the frustrating visual disturbance caused by these cobweb and cloud-like shadows.