A cataract is a cloudy area in the lens in the front of the eye, which can occur as a result of aging or from injury, which results in light being unable to form a clear image on the retina. The condition is not painful, but symptoms include spots in front of the eye, blurred or hazy vision, an increased sensitivity to glare, and a sensation of ‘film’ covering the eye.
If the patient experiences considerable vision loss, surgical removal of the lens may be recommended, followed by the insertion of a replacement plastic intraocular lens or IOL. Cataracts are a very common eye condition and cataract surgery is the most frequently performed eye procedure.
Cataract Educational Video
Dr. Ahmed Al-Ghoul
Cataract Educational Video
Dr. Jamie Bhamra
The cornea is the clear portion of the eye in front of the pupil and iris. The cornea refracts or bends rays of light that focus on the retina at the back of the eye, but a certain shape or curvature is required in order for light to focus exactly on the retina, rather than in front of it or behind it. An improperly curved cornea can cause light to focus either behind or in front of the retina rather than exactly on it.
Corneal Transplantation, or keratoplasty, replaces the damaged cornea with a healthy one from a donor. This is one of the most common kinds of transplant surgery, is a low risk procedure and has a high rate of success.
Corneal ectasia or keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder which causes the cornea to thin and bulge, transforming it from a curved into a more conical shape. It can cause substantial vision distortion and affect a person’s ability to drive and to read normal sized print, but can mostly be dealt with by the use of corrective lenses.
Corneal ectasia may also be a side effect of LASIK, but this can be effectively managed by the qualified ophthalmologists at Seema Eye Care Centre.
Dry eye disease can be a difficult problem to completely cure. At Seema Eye care, our corneal specialists have had extensive corneal training in addition to many years of experience dealing with the most severe forms of dry eye disease here in Alberta. We offer many options for treating our patients with dry eyes. Some of the treatment options include Restasis, Preservative free artificial tears, Nutraceuticals and Omega 3 supplements, Punctual occlusions and other devices, Serum eye drops, Formulated prescribed eye drops for dry eyes, Lipiflow, Amniotic membrane transplantation, and Lid procedures for select cases. In addition, we work closely with both local and US locations for fitting patients with specialized contact lenses that can offer significant relief to patients with severe dry eyes. When it comes to dry eye treatment, we ensure that we setup a customized treatment approach that is unique to each person as dry eye syndrome is multifactorial. At Seema Eye Care, we truly specialize in treating dry eye disease.
The decision to have Laser Vision Correction is a big one.
You want to know for certain that you’re getting the safest, most trusted treatment options available. Our surgeons are highly trained corneal specialists in laser vision correction as well as other anterior segment procedures. When you combine the best training and technology for vision correction, you are assured you will receive the best possible outcome.
Advanced Training + Advanced Technology = Advanced Vision Outcome
At Seema Eye Care Centre, we specialize in the medical management of various eye conditions including diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, dry eyes, corneal inflammation and blepharitis. For other vision related ailments and diseases of the eye, we work closely with fully qualified consultants specializing in those particular conditions.