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Featured Treatments

SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) for Glaucoma

Laser surgery has become increasingly popular as an alternative method of treating pressure.

 

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IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) For Dry Eyes

New revolutionary device for the treatment of dry eyes due to Blepharitis/Meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), the E-Eye IPL machine.

 

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Rapid Access Eye Clinic

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Anti Veg-F Intravitreal Injections

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Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration

There are two types of AMD:-

  • Dry age related macular degeneration
  • Wet age related macular degeneration

 

Dry Age Related Macular Degeneration

Dry AMD is the most common form of AMD and accounts for over 85% of cases. AMD often starts in one eye and can spread to the other eye over time. The most common symptom of early AMD is blurring of vision. Significant loss may occur in 3 to 6 months.

Treatment for Dry AMD

No medical or surgical treatment is available for this condition; however, vitamin supplements with high doses lutein Omega III or Macushield supplement tablets have been shown to slow the progression of dry macular degeneration and in some patients improve visual acuity.

Using an Amsler grid to monitor yourself at home

If you have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration, you should use a chart called an Amsler grid every day to monitor your vision, as dry macular degeneration can change into the more damaging wet form.

To use the Amsler grid, wear your reading glasses and hold the grid 12 to 15 inches away from your face in good light.

  • Cover one eye.
  • Look directly at the centre dot with the uncovered eye and keep your eye focused on it.
  • While looking directly at the centre dot, note whether all lines of the grid are straight or if any areas are distorted, blurry or dark.
  • Repeat this procedure with the other eye.
  • If any area of the grid looks wavy, blurred or dark or if you detect any changes when looking at the grid, you should notify the Cork Eye Clinic immediately.

 

Clinic Location 

Cork Eye Clinic

Suite 7/8, Clinic A,
Cork Clinic, Western Road,
Cork, T12 VY83.

 

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Tel:  021 434 1030
Fax: 021 434 1033
Email: bgolchin@corkeyeclinic.ie

 

VIEW ALLWhat Our Patients Say

I would like to say how much I appreciated the care and attention I received during the course of my two cataract operations. Many thanks to you and your team for making it a really wonderful experience. I am enjoying looking at the world through my new eyes!

Marie Dalton (Jan 2018)

 
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