Dr Kam performs private eye surgery at Manningham Private Hospital and at the Epworth Freemasons Hospital on Victoria Parade, and public hospital eye surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. Almost all of his surgeries are carried out as day surgery procedures under local anaesthetic.
Eyelid lesion/cyst removal
Excess upper eyelid skin reduction/Blepharoplasty
Temporal Artery Biopsy
A cataract forms when the normally clear lens of your eye becomes cloudy. Initially cataracts may be managed with glasses but may progress to needing to be removed with an operation to be able to see clearly. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but some medications can speed up its onset. Sun protection and quitting smoking may slow down the development of cataracts. Cataracts are common in older people. Symptoms may include blurred vision, glare, reduced night vision or decreased contrast of colours.
Any questions regarding surgery are best discussed with your ophthalmologist.
A pterygium is a fleshy overgrowth of the conjunctiva on the surface of the eye. It is often triangular, pink and fleshy and fine blood vessels may be visible. Sunlight exposure and age are risk factors. Removal is indicated when it grows large enough to cause irritation to the eye or where it starts to encroach on the visual axis.
Dermatochalasis / Blepharoplasty surgery
Dermatochalsis is the presence of loose and redundant eyelid skin, which can cause the upper eyelids to feel ‘heavy’ and when severe can impact on your field of view. Blepharoplasty surgery can be performed to remove the redundant eyelid skin if needed.
Ectropion is a condition in which your eyelid turns outward causing the inner eyelid surface to be exposed and prone to irritation.
A surgical teaching video of ectropion surgery
Entropion is a condition in which your eyelid rolls inward, causing the eyelashes to brush against the surface of your eye causing irritation.
We use Zeiss machines to perform our visual field testing, OCT scans, and lens biometry, and are equipped to perform Lucentis and Eylea injections for Macular Degeneration, Cystoid Macular Oedema from Retinal Vein Occlusion, and Diabetic Macular Oedema at our centre.
Dr Kam accepts referrals from optometrists, general practitioners, and other specialists. Please contact us to make an appointment by calling 03 8586 1288. A referral form with further instructions can be downloaded here:
Balwyn Eye Centre is a modern ophthalmology clinic, which serves the population of Melbourne and Melbourne’s East, and is located 15 minutes from the city. It was set up in 2018 with the purpose of helping those in need of good private eye care. Our staff are well trained and experienced, and our facilities are clean and modern. We believe that our reputation and results speak for themselves.
After hours/Emergency: Call 9929 8666 (Eye and Ear Hospital) ask for Dr Jonathan Kam via switchboard.