Eye Surgery

Surgery Services

Dr Kam performs most of his private eye surgery at Manningham Private Hospital. He is also an accredited surgeon at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital and Northern Health. Almost all of his surgeries are carried out as day surgery procedures under local anaesthetic.

Common operations:

  • Cataract removal and insertion of intraocular lens (all types)
  • Upper eyelid blepharoplasty
  • Eyelid lump or lesion removal
  • Chalazion drainage/Tarsal Cyst extirpation
  • Correction of ectropion
  • Correction of entropion
  • Correction of involutional ptosis
  • Pterygium removal
  • Temporal artery biopsy
  • Other: complex cataract/IOL surgery

Cataract

A cataract forms when the normally clear lens of your eye becomes cloudy. Initially cataracts may be managed with glasses but may progress to needing to be removed with an operation to be able to see clearly. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but some medications can speed up its onset. Sun protection and quitting smoking may slow down the development of cataracts. Cataracts are common in older people. Symptoms may include blurred vision, glare, reduced night vision or decreased contrast of colours.

Any questions regarding surgery are best discussed with your ophthalmologist.

Learn more about cataract surgery

 

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Dermatochalsis is the presence of loose and redundant eyelid skin, which can cause the upper eyelids to feel ‘heavy’ and when severe can impact on your field of view. Blepharoplasty surgery can be performed to remove the redundant eyelid skin if needed.

See case studies of Dr Kam’s eyelid surgery

 

Ectropion

Ectropion is a condition in which your eyelid turns outward causing the inner eyelid surface to be exposed and prone to irritation. It can be corrected with surgery.

 

Entropion

Entropion is a condition in which your eyelid turns inward causing the eyelashes to abrade the eye’s surface on blinking and can cause irritation. It can be corrected with surgery.

 

Ptosis

As you get older, the muscle that lifts your upper eyelid may stretch and weaken, causing your upper eyelid to droop. Ptosis surgery is an operation to tighten the muscle that lifts your upper eyelid.

 

Pterygium

A pterygium is a fleshy overgrowth of the conjunctiva on the surface of the eye. It is often triangular, pink and fleshy and fine blood vessels may be visible. Sunlight exposure and age are risk factors. Removal is indicated when it grows large enough to cause irritation to the eye or where it starts to encroach on the visual axis.