The Ophthalmology Program at SKGH specializes in treating eye diseases and vision disorders. The program’s expert physicians offer comprehensive care to manage a wide range of conditions and diseases using state-of-the-art therapies. The Ophthalmology Program team provides thoughtful, thorough, and compassionate care, always putting their Patients First.
The Ophthalmology Program treats patients with eye diseases and vision disorders. These include common and rare eye conditions like:
- Acute and chronic inflammation of eye lids, lacrimal drainage system and conjunctiva.
- Cornea and Sclera diseases.
- Inflammation of the uvea (internal vascular coat of the eye).
- Diseases of the retina ( like diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, macular edema, related to branch retinal vein occlusion, central serous chorioretinopathy and retinal tear .
- Glaucoma ( high intraocular pressure, blue or black water ) which treated medically or surgically
- Cataract (surgical removal of opaque and dense lens – white water, by ( Phacoemulsification,SICS.)
- Correction of vision ( Refractive error; Hypermetropia, Myopia and Astigmatism )
- Teat Misalignments of eye ball (squint surgery).
- Treat eye trauma (medically and surgically).
The caregivers in the Ophthalmology Program also treat patients with complications from systemic chronic diseases like:
- Heart disease
- Renal insufficiency.
- Immunologic disorders
- Thyroid, and other endocrine disorders (problems with the body’s system of glands and hormones)
The highly trained staff offer expert diagnosis and medical or surgical treatment for a wide range of eye conditions and diseases.
Diagnosis with Ophthalmology
The Ophthalmology Program provides services through an outpatient clinic within SKGH. Program physicians also consult bedside in SKGH inpatient wards and Emergency department patients.
To make a diagnosis, caregivers begin by obtaining a detailed history from the patient and conduct a careful examination of vision, refraction and intraocular pressure. and the eyes. If examining the eye doesn’t provide a diagnosis, physicians have tests available to them to identify eye disorders (like : Biomicroscopy, indirect ophthalmoscopy, gonioscopy, specular microscopy, OCT macula, OCT optic disc, corneal topography, ultrasound, visual field and others ).
Treatment with Ophthalmology
The Ophthalmology Program team treats common eye diseases, as well as severe or otherwise complex conditions that may require advanced diagnostic methods and treatment plans. While simple eye conditions are usually treated with medication, more serious disorders may require treatments such as:
- Surgical treatment. (for cataract, glaucoma, squint, eye lids, lacrimal ducts, lacrimal sac, trauma surgery, pterygium, chalazion and others).
- Laser treatment: Using green laser and YAG laser to treat retina disorders, glaucoma and Posterior capsular opacity post cataract surgery.
- Intravitreal injection of Anti VEGF to treat macular edema.