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Our care in ophthalmology

I know that improving your vision is improving your life.
Your visual health and safety is my first priority.

Complete eye examination

Screening of the whole eye and visual system, that can detect eye problems such as glaucoma, cataracts or macular degeneration, as well as systemic health conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Visual test

Is the examination of far and near vision and the ability to focus on and discern objects.

Refraction and glasses prescription

Optimum vision should be 20/20 without correction. If you can not achive that vision, you might have a refractive error (myopia, hypermetropy or astigmatisms). As part of the vision test, this examination finds exactly what prescription you need in your glasses or contact lenses in order to have 20/20 vision.

Intraocular pressure check

Examination of the intraocular eye pressure is essential to detect asymptomatic and blinding eye conditions like Glaucoma, that if detected on time are treatable. Eye pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg) and normally ranges from 10-21 mm Hg. Situations in which the pressure inside the eye is higher than normal could mean a sign of glaucoma.

Comprehensive retinal examination and treatment

Fundoscopy is the examination of the back part of the eye and should always be performed under pupillary dilation. The retina is the sensitive tissue of our eyes and is the main sensor of our vision. Once it is affected, the vision is at high risk of severe deterioration. Evaluation of the central and peripheral retina allows us to detect several conditions that are not always noticeable for the patients but might represent a serious threat to their vision. Early detection and treatment is fundamental for a good visual prognosis. Treatment of the retina is extremely delicate and must only be performed by well-trained, experienced and fully skilled retina specialists.

Cataract assessment and treatment

Cataract involves the ageing and clouding of our natural lens, the crystallin lens. Patient with cataracts may fill that progressively their vision starts to blur, to see colors with less intensity or to become intolerant to strong light like sunshine. Normally this occurs after 50 years of age but it might appear earlier. Symptoms might not be significant in the beginning and therefore surgery might not be necessary. However, once the vision starts to deteriorate, surgery is the only solution. The skilled surgeon will replace the cloudy lens with a transparent artificial lens that is permanent and remains into the eye thereafter. Different techniques are available but are not always suitable for everyone. Surgical options will be discussed personally and thoroughly with the eye specialist.

Presbyopic correction

Presbyopia is the normal loss of near vision that occurs with age, normally after the age of 40, when the person starts having trouble seeing small print clearly (like text on the phone). Normally this condition can be treated with reading glasses. However, reading glasses might be bothersome for some patients that demand clear near vision without the inconvenience of reading glasses. Several surgeries and techniques are available to remove these glasses preserving their good distance vision. Surgical options will be discussed personally and thoroughly with the eye specialist.

Wrinkles and aesthetic correction (Botox, blepharoplasty, hyaluronic acid volume fillings)

Wrinkles and floppy or bulgy eyelids are part of the natural ageing of our skin. This ageing loss of elasticity is a process that no treatment can stop at the moment. However, several options are available to reverse or slow down this ageing process, including surgical techniques (blepharoplasty), injections of botulinum toxin or skin fillers like hyaluronic acid. A pre-assessment visit is mandatory to evaluate the treatment options. The treatment is always customized to the patient´s needs and expectations.