When I became a medical student, I realised that what fascinated me about medicine was the problem-solving aspect – for me, finding the right answer was like trying to solve a detective story. That, and the fact that there are plenty of medical problems that are actually quite hard to cure, so discovering the right answer was a challenge that I really enjoyed.
Surgery always appealed to me, because it could produce the results. But becoming an ophthalmologist was the best of both worlds for me – surgery that was also aesthetically beautiful. After all, the eye is beautiful to look at – delicate, intricate and exquisite. So, eye surgery reflects that because you’re working on this beautiful thing, under a microscope, where the surgery has to be very precise, it’s demanding but very satisfying.
I specialise in the area of macular degeneration, sometimes called age related macular degeneration (AMD). There have been tremendous advances in the treatment of macular degeneration. Click here to read more.
A macular hole occurs more regularly in females over the age of 60. If diagnosed early, successful treatments are now available. Click here to read more.
Diabetics face the possibility that at some stage, they may have the condition called diabetic retinopathy. It can affect eyesight but, if testing occurs on a regular basis, the chances of good eyesight are extremely good. Click here to read more.
Cataract is the clouding of the lens of the eye, and when progressed, only cataract surgery will restore clear vision. Click here to read more.
To read more about retinal detachment, retinal vein occlusion, macular oedema, vitreous haemorrhage and more, click here.