Ophthalmology

 

About Ophthalmology

Mercy Hospital is a not-for-profit surgical hospital committed to delivering 'exceptional care that makes a difference' to Otago and Southland residents. Ophthalmology surgery is provided from the Manaaki building, which is based on Mercy Hospital's Dunedin campus. Independent specialists provide ophthalmology services which support treatment of disorders and diseases of the eye. This surgical service is provided at our facility by the following medical specialists. For further information please seek a referral through your GP or contact your preferred specialist directly.

Consultants

Mr Harry Bradshaw
Mr Harry Bradshaw
Ophthalmologist
Mr Rodney Keillor
Mr Rodney Keillor
Ophthalmologist
Dr Logan Mitchell
Dr Logan Mitchell
Ophthalmologist
Mr Casey Ung
Mr Casey Ung
Ophthalmologist
Consultant photo not available
Dr Deepak Gupta
Ophthalmologist

Procedures / Treatments

Cataract
A tiny incision is made in your eye and the cataract is broken up into small pieces using ultrasound vibrations. Once all the pieces have been removed, an artificial lens is implanted into your eye.
Corneal Surgery
Laser Refractive Surgery: LASIK and PRK laser treatments are used to correct refractive or focusing errors by reshaping the cornea.

Keratoplasty (Corneal Transplant): the damaged cornea is removed and replaced with one from a donor.

Glaucoma
Treatment is aimed at improving drainage of the excess fluid in the eye.

Laser Surgery: there are several different glaucoma laser techniques, but all involve aiming a laser beam into the eye which you will see as a bright light, similar to a camera flash.

Trabeculectomy: this is a surgical procedure in which a tiny hole is made in the sclera (white of the eye) that provides an alternative fluid drainage pathway.

Ptosis (Eyelid) Surgery
This procedure typically involves making a small cut (incision) in the fold of the upper eyelid and shortening or reattaching the stretched or weakened eyelid lifting muscle.
Retinal Surgery
Laser: can be used to mend tears, seal leaking blood vessels or reattach minor retinal detachments.

Cryopexy (freezing): can be used to mend tears, seal leaking blood vessels or reattach minor retinal detachments.

Vitrectomy: tiny incisions (cuts) are made in the white of your eye and the jelly-like substance (vitreous) in the back of your eye is removed.

Squints (Strabismus)
An incision (cut) is made in the lining of the eye (the clear film that covers the eyeball). The squint is corrected by repositioning the weak muscle or muscles from their original position to a new position on the eyeball.
Vitreoretinal surgery

any surgical procedure that treats eye problems involving the retina, macula, and vitreous fluid

DCR to treat a watery sticky eye

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