Treatment Options

Cataract Surgery.

Phacoemulsification (Phaco)  with intraocular lens insertion (IOL) (routine procedure)

Laser assisted cataract surgery (LASC)    Femtosecond laser with phacoemulsification cataract surgery  and IOL insertion

(laser developed in 2011)

Extracapsular cataract surgery –

       Used for very dense, hard cataracts (uncommon)

Intracapsular cataract surgery –

       very rarely used now


Laser Treatments.

YAG laser for dissolving tissues without opening the eye -

       Used for posterior capsular haze after cataract surgery

       Used for peripheral iridotomy in narrow angle glaucoma

SLT laser for open angle glaucoma

Argon laser for sealing haemorrhages, treating retinal holes/tears


Strabismus Treatment Options/Surgery.

Low dose miotic drops


Occlusion / Patching / dilating drops

Prisms – Fresnel, in glasses

Botox – for medical conditions (NOT cosmetic)

Strabismus muscle surgery

Adjustable strabismus surgery – a slip knot can be adjusted the following day under local anaesthetic drops



Glaucoma Treatment Options.


Laser – SLT laser, YAG laser, Argon Laser

I Stent – following cataract surgery

Trabeculectomy drainage surgery


Botox used for Medical Treatment

(NOT cosmetic)

Hemifacial spasm


Extraocular muscle imbalance (eye turns)

eg 6 th nerve palsy,  long standing eye turn in a poor vision eye