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General Ophthalmology

Infective Conjunctivitis What is infective Conjunctivitis? Infective conjunctivitis is an eye condition caused by infection of the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane that forms the inner lining of the upper and lower eyelids and covers the sclera, the white part of the eyeball. The conjunctiva is a thin, highly vascularized, semi-transparent tissue. When the small blood […]

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Medical Retina

Retinal Vascular Disease Diseases which affect the retinal vessels include hypertension and diabetic retinopathy, and commonly involve other vessels throughout the body, in a similar manner. Retinal examinations provide the ophthalmologist the opportunity to directly visualise the retinal vessels, and this is very helpful in terms of detecting abnormalities that may be affecting other parts […]

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Uveitis

Uveitis refers to the inflammation of the uvea, and early diagnosis is vital to minimising sight loss. What is uveitis? It is inflammation affecting the inside of the eye, specifically referring to the uveal tract: iris (iritis), ciliary body (cyclitis), choroid (choroiditis). It also includes inflammation of the retina (retinitis) and retinal vessels (vasculitis). What […]

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Scleritis

Often misdiagnosed as conjunctivitis, both episcleritis and scleritis are inflammatory disorders of the white coating of the eye that cause redness and pain. Any redness of the eye associated with discomfort should be seen by your ophthalmologist, so that the correct diagnosis can be made and the most appropriate treatment commenced. Scleritis is more common […]

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