Dr Vivek Pandya talks Macular Degeneration for Macula Month

Posted May 31, 2021

Dr Pandya talks Macular Degeneration We recently sat down with our resident Vitreo-Retinal specialist Dr Vivek Pandya who specialises in macula conditions. Macula Degeneration is, as the name suggests, a degenerative condition. Dr Pandya explains exactly what your macula is, goes into some detail on the pathology of Macular degeneration and identifies risk factors and […]

Back to Basics – Macular Degeneration

Posted January 9, 2017

Retinal Disorders Macular Degeneration This week we are looking at the Retina & some of the conditions which affect the function of the retina. Today the focus is on Macular degeneration. What is Macular Degeneration? Macular Degeneration is also referred to as Age Related Macular Degeneration or AMD as it generally affects people as they age. There is a […]

Macular Degeneration Awareness Week 2016

Posted May 22, 2016

This week – May 22-28 2016 – is Macular Degeneration Awareness week, and here at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists, we encourage each and every one of you to get your eyes checked regularly. If you’re over 50 years of age, then you’re at risk of macular degeneration. Have your eyes checked with your optometrist or ophthalmologist […]

JulEYE – Eye Health Awareness Campaign: Macular Degeneration

Posted June 24, 2014

Macular Degeneration: Macular degeneration is a degenerative disease affecting the area of the retina used for central vision (the macula). Macular degeneration can cause a progressive, painless loss of central vision. Macular degeneration is often also referred to as age-related macular degeneration, because it is more likely to affect older people. Macular degeneration is the […]

May is Macula Month!

Posted May 6, 2021

MACULA MONTH We don’t suppose Macular disease awareness is the first thing that springs to mind when you think about the month of May. May is such a nice time of year in Australia; it’s Autumn. We enjoy watching leaves turn a beautiful shade of red-brown and begin to softly fall to the ground. There’s […]

May is Macula Month

Posted May 3, 2018

May is Macula Awareness Month Macula month raises awareness of all macula diseases, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and other less common diseases of the macula. This month, the Macular Disease Foundation are asking Australians “Are you at risk of macular disease?”. It is an opportunity for everyone in our community to get […]

Orthoptics Awareness 2018

Posted March 5, 2018

Orthoptics Awareness Week 2018 Orthoptics Awareness Week is happening now! March 5th-9th, 2018. It is a week long awareness campaign for both the profession of Orthoptics but also for the importance of regular eye examinations for eye related issues.   What Is An Orthoptist? Orthoptists are university trained eye healthcare professionals. They are trained in […]

Diseases detected by eye tests

Posted February 25, 2018

Unexpected diseases an eye test can spot Did you know, in addition to sight problems, eye examinations can detect a range of serious diseases? We all know that eye examinations provide us with information on eye diseases such as Glaucoma or Macular Degeneration, but they may also give a view of what is occurring in […]

Back to Basics-Diabetic retinopathy

Posted January 10, 2017

Retinal Disorders Diabetic Retinopathy Continuing with our look at common eye conditions, one that must be discussed is Diabetic Retinopathy. What is Diabetes? Before we investigate Diabetic Retinopathy we should first look at Diabetes itself. Diabetes is a group of conditions in which there is too much glucose in the blood. Glucose is the main […]

Summer Lovin’ – protecting your families eyes

Posted December 19, 2016

Protection from UV rays required all year round The sun is not just something to consider in Summer – our eyes need protection from it’s harmful UV rays all year round. Paediatric ophthalmologist Dr Caroline Catt has was recently interviewed by Paula Goodyer for House & Garden magazine’s Health feature. Dr Catt was asked about the importance of protecting our […]

New Retinal Equipment

Posted June 21, 2016

Improved Retinal Care at Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists We are very excited to announce the acquisition of a new Zeiss Visucam 500 Fundus camera at SOS.  Having this technology available means we are now able to perform Fundus Fluorescein Angiography (FFA) in house in addition to capturing very detailed photos of the back of your eye. This […]

Top 10 Tips To Save Your Vision

Posted May 19, 2016

  Wear sunglasses when outdoors – particularly UV protection sunglasses. This can help delay the formation of cataract and pterygium, prevent retinal damage and also protect the delicate skin around the eyes. Don’t smoke. Smoking is linked to the development of macular degeneration and cataracts. Eat right. Enjoying a healthy diet rich in fresh fruit […]

Eating For Eye Health

Posted February 4, 2016

We have known for some time about the benefits of eating a healthy balanced diet for not only eye health, but general heath and wellbeing. Research over the last 10 years has taught us that certain foods can have a protective effect on structures of the eye that are prone to diseases such as macular […]

The Bionic Eye

Posted January 14, 2016

We often get asked about developments in the bionic eye project. Here is some of the latest research and development on the bionic eye project in Australia: Researchers and scientists from Australia’s Monash University are preparing to implant a new version of the bionic eye in 2016. The thing that is a little different about […]

JulEYE – Eye Health Awareness Campaign: Cataracts

Posted June 18, 2014

Cataracts A cataract is a clouding of the natural, clear lens (the crystalline lens) in the eye. This clouding process is common with age. This clouding of the lens is usually a gradual process where the normal protein structure within the crystalline lens of the eye deteriorates with age. Cataracts normally affect people over the […]

Eye Testing

Posted April 17, 2014

Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists is gearing up to help support the RANZCO Eye Foundation’s JulEYE campaign. JulEYE is The RANZCO Eye Foundation’s national eye health awareness month that takes place during July each year. The RANZCO Eye Foundation recommends that you should have your eyes checked every two years. A regular check-up will help maintain eye […]

Do kids need to wear sunglasses?

Posted March 18, 2014

This interview is from ABC’s Health and Wellbeing Fact Buster. You can see the whole interview at http://www.abc.net.au/health/talkinghealth/factbuster/stories/2012/03/27/3459094.htm The interview features Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists very own Dr Michael Jones, paediatric ophthalmologist, speaking about the importance of children wearing sunglasses in our Australian environment.   The answer to this question is yes. The earlier children wear sunglasses […]

Eye care for Adults

Posted April 13, 2013

Sydney Ophthalmic Specialists also provide a wide range of services in the field of adult eye care including sub-speciality ophthalmology services and routine eye examinations. Adult strabismus is a complex and sensitive area which requires a tailored approach. As well as treating visual symptoms we specialise in restorative surgery to realign the eyes. We also […]

Ophthalmology Links

Posted April 13, 2013

The following ophthalmology links for additional information : The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists www.ranzco.edu The American Academy of Ophthalmology www.aao.org The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus www.aapos.org The Eye Foundation www.eyefoundation.org.au The Better Start for children with a disability Initiative www.betterstart.net.au StEPS www.health.nsw.gov.au/initiatives/steps/index.asp Glaucoma Australia www.glaucoma.org.au Macular Degeneration Foundation […]

Frequently Asked Questions

Posted April 13, 2013

Ophthalmology FAQ – What do I need to bring to the eye appointment? A valid referral from a GP, optometrist or specialist Your glasses and or contact lenses A list of current medications you are taking Any medical records which may be helpful Details of previous eye appointments Any eye scans, MRI or CT scans […]