Dr Galanopoulos provides care for a comprehensive range of Ophthalmological conditions including:
Cataracts refer to when the natural lens of the eye is undergoing a degree of cloudiness. This affects the way light passes through the lens, so images do not focus properly on the retina. This results in poor vision. Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an implant, thus restoring sight. To discuss whether this surgery will help you please make an appointment.
Further reading on cataract surgery is available at:
Dry eyes are common in our community and can result in disabling symptoms. Treatments include topical therapy and even surgery to the tear ducts.
Further reading on dry eye treatments is available at:
Glaucoma is a progressive disease that results in damage to the optic nerve, leading to loss of vision and blindness. If glaucoma is detected early and treated we can reduce vision loss in patients. Up to 50 percent of people with glaucoma in our community may not know they have it, so eye examinations are essential.
Treatments include medication, laser or surgery.
Further reading on the types of glaucoma and treatments:
Allergic Eye Disease
This is a common condition which ranges from mild disease to more severe forms that can impact on vision.
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Pterygium is a growth of thickened tissue that typically grows from the inside corner of the eye. It can extend across the cornea and towards the pupil.
Further reading on pterygia and pterygium surgery is available at:
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes can affect the eye causing damage to the retina and glaucoma. Regular examinations can identify at risk patients so that treatment can prevent loss of sight.
Further reading on Diabetic retinopathy is available at:
This area is where the relationship between the eyes and the brain if impaired by can give rise to visual symptoms. This covers a broad area of conditions including patients who have had neurosurgical procedures.
Treatments include surgery for facial nerve palsies, blepahrospasm and hemifacial spasm.