Surgery

Surgery Services

Dr Kam performs surgery at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade, and Manningham Private Hospital. Almost all of his surgeries are carried out as day surgery procedures under local anaesthetic.

Conditions treated:

  • Cataracts
  • Pterygium
  • Ectropion
  • Entropion
  • Excess upper eyelid skin/Dermatochalasis

Cataract

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 surgical teaching video of cataract surgery

 

Pterygium

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.

 

Ectropion

Ectropion is a condition in which your eyelid turns outward causing the inner eyelid surface exposed and prone to irritation.

Entropion

Entropion is a condition in which your eyelid rolls inward, causing the eyelashes to brush against the surface of your eye causing irritation.

Dermatochalasis

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.