Surgical Procedures

Retinal conditions requiring surgical treatment


At your visit, your eye condition may require treatment. This may include:

Intravitreal injections

Retina and Macula Specialists are fully equipped to perform injections of drugs into the eye (intravitreal injections). This is commonly performed for the treatment of some types of age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, swelling of the retina and uveitis (eye inflammation). Although this may initially sound frightening, the injections are painless since anaesthesia is given beforehand. Patients are often reassured following their first injection. Eye drops and/or an eye patch are not routinely required following an eye injection.

Laser surgery

Retina and Macula Specialists is equipped with the state of the art argon laser for treatment of retinal tears, diabetic retinopathy, some vascular occlusions and central serous chorioretinopathy. Patients should not drive on the day of their laser surgery, but by the next day their vision will return to the level it was before the laser.

Surgery

Our doctors are experts in the surgical management of retinal diseases including epiretinal membrane, macula hole, retinal detachment and vitreous haemorrhage. The date for this will be booked at the time of your appointment.

Our surgeons operate at The Surgery Centre (Hurstville), Sydney Eye Hospital (Sydney CBD), Macquarie University Hospital and Concord Repatriation General Hospital depending on the procedure you require.