A chronic, degenerative condition affecting central vision.
Light passes through the cornea and lens of each eye. The cornea and lens focus light on to the back of the eye which is lined by a layer called the retina. The retina looks like wet tissue paper and it is transparent. Underneath the retina is a layer of pigment called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) which looks like velvet and is needed to help the retina work correctly.
The retina turns light into electricity which is sent down the optic nerve to the back of the brain (occipital lobe). The back of the brain (occipital lobe) collects the electricity signals and sends them to the left side of the brain (temporal lobe). The temporal lobe holds vision memories that we start to form as very young children when our eyes first come into focus. We then remodel these memories constantly and make new visual memories (and remodel those) throughout our lives.
At Progressive Vision, our dedicated team of eye doctors and optometrists supported by eye technicians and eye nurses are experts in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of eye conditions such as
- retinal conditions, such as macular degeneration
- retinal vein occlusions and diabetic retinopathy
- cases involving complex surgical procedures, such as vitreo-retinal surgery such as retinal detachment, macular holes and macular pucker
- corneal conditions
- childhood eye conditions
- cases with a neurological cause or component, such as optic nerve problems, abnormal eye movements, double vision, and some kinds of vision loss
We provide comprehensive consultations using the latest technology and equipment in the relaxed environment of our recently opened, state-of-the art clinic.
A regular eye test, at least once every two years should be part of everyone’s healthcare routine. Many of the reasons people lose their sight are preventable, but only if caught early.