Perth Eye Hospital can treat a wide range of eye conditions. Our easy to understand library of eye conditions is a useful resource for patients seeking more knowledge or are preparing for surgery.
If you’re not certain which procedure or surgery is needed to address your specific eye condition, contact your doctor (GP) or visit your optometrist for a referral to one of our leading surgeons.
Click here to visit the list of surgeons who operate at Perth Eye Hospital.
Common procedures and conditions
The purpose of your lens is to bend (refract) light rays that come into the eye to help you see. The lens should be clear, but with a cataract it is cloudy. Having a cataract can be like looking through a foggy car windshield. Things may look a little blurry or hazy.
The only way to remove a cataract is with surgery. During surgery, the cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens. Click here to read more detailed information.
Glaucoma is a common form of eye disease that often runs in families and affects the optic nerve. Glaucoma is often caused by high intraocular pressure, a result of a blockage in the eye's drainage system. Early detection and treatment can prevent vision loss in most cases. In most cases, to treat this condition a drainage implant is placed in the eye. Click here to read more detailed information.
A pterygium is a fleshy overgrowth which appears on the white part of your eye. People who are exposed to excessive sunlight or spend a lot of times outdoors are more likely to develop this condition. Some symptoms include dry, itchy or “sandy” eyes. Eye drops may relieve some of these symptoms, but if the pterygium is causing problems, surgery will more than likely be recommended to remove it. Click here to read more detailed information.
- SMILE laser surgery
SMILE (SMall Incision Lenticular Extraction) represents the 3rd generation of laser eye surgery after PRK and LASIK. This is a minimally invasive, flapless, keyhole laser eye surgery with higher accuracy. It is used to treat a wide variety of eye conditions including shortsighteness and astigmatism.
- LASIK laser surgery
LASIK, or "laser-assisted," is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery to treat myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. Like other types of refractive surgery, the LASIK procedure reshapes the cornea to enable light entering the eye to be properly focused onto the retina for clearer vision. In most cases, laser eye surgery is pain-free and completed within 15 minutes for both eyes. The results — improved vision without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Click here to read more detailed information.
- Vitreo Retinal surgery
Vitreo Retinal surgery is a specialised service to treat conditions at the back of the eye. Only a handful of private facilities offer this service and we are proud to say that Perth Eye Hospital offers this unique benefit. Diabetic Retinopathy is one of the conditions that can be treated with Vitreo Retinal surgery. Click here to read more detailed information.
- Blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery)
Many people have eyelid problems. This may include droopy upper eyelids, extra eyelid skin or eyelids that turn inwards or outwards. Ophthalmologists can remove excess eyelid skin. The surgery helps make the area around the eye and lid look more clearly define. Click here to read more detailed information.
- Short-sightedness (Myopia)
Short-sightedness, or myopia, is a very common eye condition that causes distant objects to appear blurred, while close objects can be seen clearly. This condition can be treated easily through laser surgery.
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- Long-sightedness (Hyperopia)
Long-sightedness, also known as hyperopia, affects a person's ability to see objects close to them. If you are long-sighted, you will usually be able to see distant objects clearly, but nearby objects will be out of focus. Click here to read more detailed information.