Adult

Treatment for Adults

Overview

Eye diseases and disorders can occur to anyone although those with old age and/or pre-exisiting health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes are of higher risk. Sunway eye centre not only focuses on prevention, awareness and early detection of eye problems, but also offers medical and surgical treatments with the latest technology.

Our eye specialists are experienced in treating a wide range of eye diseases and problems including but not limited to:

Cataract and Glaucoma

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which typically develops in people over 60 years old.

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Corneal and external eye diseases

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which typically develops in people over 60 years old.

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Diabetic retinopathy

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which typically develops in people over 60 years old.

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Neuro-ophthalmology Diseases

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which typically develops in people over 60 years old.

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Customised contact lens fitting

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which typically develops in people over 60 years old.

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Prosthetic eye services

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which typically develops in people over 60 years old.

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Squint surgery

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which typically develops in people over 60 years old.

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Pterygium surgery

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which typically develops in people over 60 years old.

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Vitreo-retinal surgery

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which typically develops in people over 60 years old.

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Eyelid reconstructive surgery

Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye which typically develops in people over 60 years old.

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Cataract Surgery

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Cataract is the clouding of the lens of your eye(s) that develops due to ageing or caused by an injury. Usually, cataract slowly develops and it does not cause any vision difficulties until at a later stage, where a person’s vision is affected. For people with untreated cataract, looking through an affected lens is like looking through a foggy window.

What are the symptoms?

  • check-mark-1Cloudy or blurred vision
  • check-mark-1Double vision in one eye
  • check-mark-1Seeing halos around lights
  • check-mark-1Sensitivity to light
  • check-mark-1Finding it difficult to see clearly at night

What are the risk factors?

  • check-mark-1Increasing age
  • check-mark-1Diabetes
  • check-mark-1Excessive exposure to sunlight
  • check-mark-1Smoking
  • check-mark-1Obesity
  • check-mark-1High blood pressure
  • check-mark-1Excessive drinking of alcohol
  • check-mark-1Prolonged use of steroid

How is it treated?

The most effective treatment for this condition is cataract surgery. Cataract surgery involves removing the clouded lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens.

Cornea & External Eye Diseases

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Cornea and external eye diseases are eye conditions that affect the ocular surface. Some of these conditions are:

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Conjunctivitis

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Dry Eyes

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Keratocunus

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Chalazion

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A chalazion is a swollen bump on the eyelid, and occurs when the oil glands of the eyelid are clogged up.

How is it treated?

  • check-mark-1Warm compression
  • check-mark-1Antibiotics
  • check-mark-1Incision and curettage procedure

Conjunctivitis

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Conjunctivitis is also known as “pink eye”. It is the inflammation of the conjunctiva, and can be caused by bacteria, virus or allergies. Delayed treatment may affect vision.

How is it treated?

The treatment of conjunctivitis is usually medicated eye drops.

Dry eyes

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Dry eyes are a common condition in which the eye does not produce sufficient tears or produce poor quality tears. It is common among contact lens wearers, heavy computer users and elderly.

What are the signs and symptoms?

  • check-mark-1Foreign body/burning sensation
  • check-mark-1Blurred vision
  • check-mark-1Tearing
  • check-mark-1Eye redness

How is it treated?

This condition is usually treated through artificial tears or punctal plug.

Keratoconus

Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the cornea thins abnormally and begins to bulge into cone-like shape. Those who have a family history of keratoconus, high astigmatism and frequent eye rubbing are at risk of developing this disease.

What are the signs and symptoms?

  • check-mark-1Distorted or double vision in one eye
  • check-mark-1Sensitivity to bright light

How is it treated?

In early stages, vision can be corrected with spectacles, soft contact lenses or rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. Corneal cross linking, a surgical procedure, can control the progression of keratoconus. In advanced cases, a corneal transplant might be needed.

Customised Contact Lens Fitting

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Get fitted with the right pair of contact lens because finding the perfect fit is important to ensure your comfort as well as safety. During your contact lens fitting, our experts will conduct a series of eye examinations that are typically not part of a routine eye exam for eyeglasses. These additional tests will help in finding the comfortable and proper contact lens parameters as well as the correct prescription.

Why do you need a customised fitting?

1) Eye health and condition

A comprehensive eye examination ensures that your eyes are healthy and there are no developing eye conditions. During this examination, our ophthalmologist will also be able to identify any possible causes that could interfere with your comfort when wearing contact lenses.

2) Lifestyle and health choices

There are a wide variety of contact lenses available in the market but do you know which would be best for you? During the contact lens consultation, our ophthalmologist will discuss with you the ideal options available while taking into account your lifestyle and health

3) One size does not fit all

When it comes to contact lenses, one size does not fit all. Our ophthalmologist might take your eye measurements to help you find the perfect pair of contact lenses. Wearing an ill-fitted pair of contact lenses can lead to blurry vision, discomfort and even damage your eyes.

Diabetic Eye Treatment

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Diabetes can damage the blood vessels in your eyes and cause a condition called Diabetic Retinopathy. Also known as the ‘mother of all diseases’, diabetes also increases one’s risk of developing glaucoma and other eye conditions.

What are the symptoms?

During the early stages of diabetic retinopathy, you may not experience any symptoms. As this eye condition progresses, you may experience the symptoms below, which typically affect both eyes:

  • check-mark-1Blurred Vision
  • check-mark-1Dark or empty areas in your vision
  • check-mark-1Spot or strings that are floating in your vision, also known as floaters
  • check-mark-1Vision loss

How is it managed?

If you have diabetes, a careful management of your blood sugar levels is the best way to prevent vision loss. Diabetics are encouraged to have an eye examination every 1 to 2 years by a trained eye specialist who will be able to assess your eye health.

We understand the importance of delicate eye care and treatment among diabetics. As part of a multi-disciplinary hospital, our specialists and trained staff will guide you during your visit with us. Our eye centre is equipped with modern medical technology that will help with identifying and diagnosing an eye condition.

How is it treated?

Our specialist will discuss with you the treatments that are currently available to manage glaucoma. Treatment options include eye drops, oral medication, laser treatment and surgery or a combination of these treatments.

Eyelid Reconstructive Surgery

Maj. (Dr.) Lisa Mihora prepares to cut a suture during a trauma surgery to repair a patient's eye here July 10. Eye doctors assigned treat twice as many trauma cases helping both Iraqi and American servicemembers. Major Mihora is a 332nd Expeditionary Medical Operations Squadron ophthalmologist. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter)

Sunway Eye Centre has a team of highly skilled oculoplastic surgeons who are specialized in plastic and eyelid reconstructive surgery that involves the periorbital and facial areas such as the eyelids, eye socket and lacrimal (tear duct) system.

Our list of services includes but is not limited to eyelid ptosis surgery (to address droopy eyelids); eyelid reconstruction surgery (in the event the area around the eyes are affected due to trauma); and as tumour or growth removal.

What are the condition that can be treated but not limited?

Conditions that can be treated but not limited to are:

  • check-mark-1Droopy eyelids
  • check-mark-1Eyelid Malposition (eyelid turns “inwards” or “outwards”)
  • check-mark-1Eyelid tumour
  • check-mark-1Complex ocular facial tumour
  • check-mark-1Lacrimal system blockage
  • check-mark-1Bulging eye
  • check-mark-1Eye Socket Reconstruction (for ocular prostheses fitting)
  • check-mark-1Eye Evisceration and Enucleation

Glaucoma Treatment

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Glaucoma is a general term for a series of eye diseases that are caused by optic nerve damage. These nerves are vital for good vision. Glaucoma, one of the leading cause of blindness among those above 60, is typically caused by abnormally high pressure to the eye. If left untreated, glaucoma can lead to permanent vision impairment which can affect daily activities including driving.

Vision loss due to glaucoma is permanent. Therefore, it is important to have regular eye examinations that include checking the pressure of your eyes. When detected early, vision loss can be effectively prevented or slowed down with appropriate treatment.

What are the symptoms?

For many forms of glaucoma, there are no warning signs and symptoms until the condition has progressed to an advanced stage. This is why regular eye examinations are encouraged. Nonetheless, it is still important to be aware of the possible symptoms which are:

  • check-mark-1Severe headache
  • check-mark-1Nausea
  • check-mark-1Halos around lights
  • check-mark-1Blurred vision
  • check-mark-1Blurred vision

What are the condition that can be identified?

This condition can be easily identified through a series of eye tests that are conducted by our specialists, which are:

  • check-mark-1Eye pressure check
  • check-mark-1Visual field test
  • check-mark-1Glaucoma imaging tests
  • check-mark-1Dilated eye examination
  • check-mark-1Lacrimal system blockage
  • check-mark-1Cornea thickness test
  • check-mark-1Angle test

How is it treated?

Our specialist will discuss with you the treatments that are currently available to manage glaucoma. Treatment options include eye drops, oral medication, laser treatment and surgery or a combination of these treatments.

Neuro-Ophthalmology

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Our neuro-ophthalmologist offers services on visual rehabilitation and cerebral visual impairment. Neuro-ophthalmology focuses on visual problems that are related to the nervous system, i.e. visual problems that are not caused by the eye. Our neuro ophthalmologist works closely with a team of neurologists, neuroradiologists, neurosurgeons and paediatric neurologists to deal with a myriad of ophthalmology cases.

Our neuro ophthalmologist also deals with visual rehabilitation to take care of patients with stroke and traumatic brain injury. Patients with these conditions most times are unable to see either on their right or left side. This rehabilitation technique enables patients to improve their quality of life tremendously.

What are the Neuro-ophthalmology services?

Neuro-ophthalmology services are recommended to patients with conditions such as:

  • check-mark-1Optic Neuritis (of any demyelinating or infective causes)
  • check-mark-1Optic Neuropathies (due to drug toxicity, congenital causes, Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy, compressive)
  • check-mark-1Cavernous Sinus Fistula and Arterio Venous Malformations
  • check-mark-1Optic Neuropathies secondary vascular causes (diabetes, hypertension)
  • check-mark-1Unexplained causes of optic disc swelling (pseudopapiiedema, pseudo Foster Kennedy syndrome)
  • check-mark-1Ocular Myaesthenia Gravis (muscular disorder)
  • check-mark-1Cranial Nerve Palsies (various etiologies, ischaemic and non- ischaemic
  • check-mark-1Bleharospasms and Hemifacial Spasms (CP angle tumors, idiopathic)
  • check-mark-1Unexplained vision loss (Congenital retinal dystrophies and optic neuropathies)
  • check-mark-1Benign Intracranial Hypertension
  • check-mark-1Headaches, Migraines
  • check-mark-1Stroke visual rehabilitation
  • check-mark-1Traumatic brain injury visual rehabilitation

Prosthetic Eye Service

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We are dedicated to helping people from all walks of life regain their confidence by getting fitted with prosthetic eye after an injury or illness. Plus, getting fitted with a prosthetic eye also creates a balance in your facial appearance and improves the comfort of your affected eye socket. A custom prosthetic eye will have a better fit and a more natural colouring to match the other eye.

Sunway Eye Centre’s ocularist will help you find the perfect fit and guide you through every step you take as you journey towards regaining your confidence and quality of life.

How is it treated?

Sunway Eye Centre’s ocularist will help you find the perfect fit and guide you through every step you take as you journey towards regaining your confidence and quality of life.

Pterygium Surgery

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Commonly known as ‘surfer’s eye’, the pterygium is a growth of the conjunctiva that covers the white area of the eye and cornea. It usually forms at the corner of your eye, towards the side closest to your nose and will grow toward your pupil. The growth can occur in either one or both eyes. This growth can be hazardous to your safety as it can interfere with your vision.

Although pterygium is a benign tissue growth, it can be annoying and limiting to your vision. It can induce astigmatism and change the refractive power of your eye. People with pterygium may experience decreased vision and foreign body sensation. This condition is commonly seen in sunny, hot and dry climates.

How is it treated?

Artificial tears can be prescribed to ease the foreign body sensation. The best way to treat pterygium is a surgical removal followed by graft. This surgery, which is typically conducted under 60 minutes, will be conducted by our trained specialists.

Squint Eye Surgery

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Strabismus or commonly known as squint, affects not only your self-esteem but vision too. Squint is a condition whereby the eyes point in different direction such as downwards, upwards, inwards or outwards while the other eye looks forward. If left untreated, squint can cause a series of other eye conditions such as amblyopia (lazy eye) and double vision.

What are the symptoms?

The most prominent feature of squint is the misalignment of the eyes. Besides that, there are several other symptoms that are associated with squint too, such as:

  • check-mark-1Double vision
  • check-mark-1Blurry vision
  • check-mark-1Tired eyes
  • check-mark-1Difficulty in reading

What causes squint?

  • check-mark-1The loss of vision in one eye that can cause an outward deviation
  • check-mark-1A dormant or latent squint that becomes more prominent during adulthood
  • check-mark-1Caused by health conditions such as thyroid disorders, trauma, tumours and stroke
  • check-mark-1Excessive exposure to UV rays from the sun

How is it treated?

Squint eye surgery is one option to correct squint. This procedure conducted to tighten or adjust the eye muscles to correct the eye position.

If squint is your concern, make an appointment with one of our specialists to discuss your treatment options.

Vitreo-Retinal Surgery

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Vitreo-retinal diseases cover a large variety of conditions that affecting the vitreous and retina that lie at the back part of the eye. Conditions such as uveitis, retinal detachment or tear, macular holes, etc. can be sight-threatening without immediate medical attention.

How is it treated?

Our ophthalmologists are highly skilled at treating vitreo-retinal diseases medically and surgically. Treatment options include but not limited to anti-VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor) therapy, laser photocoagulation, vitrectomy and scleral buckle.

Sunway Eye Centre at Sunway Medical Centre and Sunway Medical Centre Velocity is part of a hospital that provides 24-hour emergency services and this makes it possible for you to seek immediate treatment from our specialist at any time of the day in the event of a vitreo-retinal emergency.