How do I make an appointment?
Simply call us at during our working hours or you can request an appointment online using this form.
Do I need a referral to make an appointment?
Most medical specialists will accept only referred patients. This is mainly to try to ensure that the specialist you are seeing is appropriate for you and your condition. Check with your insurance company to see if a referral is necessary.
What to bring for your initial consultation?
For your initial consultation you will need to bring a referral letter from your physician if required.
Here is check list for your initial consultation:
- Insurance information
- Referral Letter (if required)
- Reports, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, etc. and any other relevant information
- List of medications (if any)
We encourage you to come to your initial consultation with a written list of questions to ensure you don’t forget to ask them when you visit the doctor.
Are my medical records kept private and confidential?
Your medical file is handled with the utmost respect for your privacy. Our staff is bound by strict confidentiality requirements as a condition of employment regarding your medical records. We will not release the contents of your medical file without your consent.
How long do I need time off work after the surgery?
The post-operative recovery period varies based on the surgery. Generally, it is recommended patients take two weeks off work to recover from any surgery and to resume light duty following resumption of work. Your surgeon will give you specific instructions to follow for a successful recovery.
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes, but it cannot spread from one eye to the other.
What are the treatment options for cataract?
Surgery is the only treatment for cataracts and is recommended based on the severity of the disease and the impact it will have on the daily activities of the patient.
What are flashes and floaters?
Flashes are perception of brief arcs or light sparkles that you may experience even in a dark room where no light is actually flashing. Floaters are movable spots that can appear in your field of vision. Eye floaters may look like black or grey particles that move along with eye movement.
What is pterygium?
A pterygium is a fleshy overgrowth of tissue (conjunctiva) onto the clear central window of the eye (cornea). It is related to extensive sun exposure, and is commonly seen in people who work outdoors or enjoy a lot of outdoor sports.
A pterygium can grow over the visual axis and cause blurred vision. Very rarely, a cancerous growth can develop within a pterygium, therefore, regular check-up and early surgical removal are recommended.
What is macular degeneration?
Macular degeneration is a common aging condition of the eye in which the central vision deteriorates. The macula is the central portion of the retina, which is responsible for central vision (focusing fine details and colours). This central vision helps us read, recognize faces and drive. Degeneration of the macula makes these daily activities difficult.
What are the symptoms of macular degeneration?
Symptoms of macular degeneration can include:
- Difficulty in reading or any activity that require fine central vision
- Distortion (straight lines seem bent or irregular)
- Difficulty in distinguishing faces
- Dark patches or empty spaces appear in the centre of your vision