Therapeutic

Orthokeratology – OK – Myopia control
LASIK
Cataract extraction
Other laser eye surgery
Eye care for children
Diagnostic and therapeutic services
Eye lid repairs
Phakic Intraocular lens implants
Laser vision correction
INTACS
Specialty contact lenses
Strabismus (squint) correction
Keratoconus
Corneal collagen cross linking
Corneal transplant

 

Ortho-Keratology – OK – Myopia control

Teenagers tend to need upgrades to their Myopia glasses up to twice a year. Do you want to slow down the deteriorating vision in your Myopic child?

Orthokeratology is a non-surgical procedure using specially designed contact lenses / molds to gently reshape the curvature of the eye to improve vision. These lenses are worn at night to temporarily correct Myopia – Nearsightedness, so that during waking hours glasses and contact lenses are not needed.

Ortho-K can be used to control myopia progression in children. Evidence suggests that near-sighted children undergoing several years of Ortho-K may end up with less myopia than the average similar onset myopic adults…  Read More 

 

 

LASIK

LASIK stands for Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis.

This procedure permanently changes the shape of the cornea, the clear “window” covering of the front of the eye, with an extremely precise computer controlled Excimer Laser. LASIK is an innovative, quick, technically mature surgical procedure with an uncomplicated healing process. It is relatively pain free and takes only a few minutes to correct Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism… Read more 

 

 

Cataract extraction

Over 50% of people over the age of 60, and quite a few who are even younger than that, suffer from cataracts or cloudy lenses inside their eyes.

Cataracts interfere with activities like reading, gardening, golfing and night driving can be difficult.

Cataract sufferers may also be troubled by a bothersome glare, halos around lights, and even monocular double vision.

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Other Laser eye surgery

Laser eye surgery utilizes several types of lasers to treat conditions like diabetic and other retinal damage, glaucoma and opaque membranes. It is a relatively pain free procedure and it can be performed in a few minutes… Read more 

 

 

Eye care for children

An Ophthalmologist is a medical eye specialist – medical doctors who have undergone further specialist training to diagnose and treat only eye diseases and dysfunctions.

The Gulf Eye Center offers comprehensive eye care, including numerous medical, surgical and optical treatments of the eye.. Read more 

 

 

 

Diagnostic and therapeutic services

The Ophthalmologists at the Gulf Eye Center, headed by Dr. Grim, offer a comprehensive range of ophthalmic services.

These include cataract surgery, corneal transplants, LASIK & Laser Vision Correction procedures and Ortho-Keratology, with (state-of-the-art equipment and) the highest quality of patient care.

 

 

 

Eye lid repairs

Eye lid repair is performed to correct drooping upper lids or puffy bags below the eyes which can interfere with your vision, or make you look older and tired.

 

 

Phakic Intraocular lens implants

Phakic intraocular lens implants are used to treat a wide range of myopia ± Astigmatism, and hyperopia.

This straight forward procedure involves implanting an additional lens into the eye to treat large refractive errors.

Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICL) are indicated for patients unsuitable for LASIK with extreme myopia (near sightedness), hyperopia (far sightedness) or astigmatism.

 

 

 

Laser vision correction

A n increased awareness about vision correction surgery has led more people to seek ways of independence of optical devices like glasses and contact lenses. Refractive surgery eliminates or reduces the need for glasses or contact lenses.

 

 

 

 

INTACS
I ntra corneal ring segments are semicircular rigid plastic/Perspex pieces that are implanted within the cornea to treat mild forms of myopia with little or no astigmatism, and more recently also certain levels of Keratoconus.. 
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Specialty contact lenses

T he Gulf Eye Center specializes in the fitting and management of Specialty contact lenses.

In order to meet our patients’ needs we have access to an extensive and very comprehensive range of contact lens inventory.

This includes Toric, Keratoconus and coloured contact lenses.. Read more 

 

 

 

Strabismus (squint) correction


S trabismus correction may include wearing a patch over the unaffected eye, wearing Appropriate Eyeglasses, or performing eye muscle exercises.

Surgery may be required to realign the eye muscles if the Vision strengthening techniques are inadequate.

 

 

 

 

 

Keratoconus

K eratoconus is a non-inflammatory degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal gradual curve / dome shape.

Keratoconus can cause substantial distortion of vision, with multiple images, streaking lights and sensitivity to bright. (light all often reported by the patient). In most cases, corrective Specialty Contact lenses are effective enough to allow the patient to continue to drive.. Read more 

 

Corneal Collagen Cross Linking

C orneal Cross linking use carefully controlled amounts of ultra-violet light, applied for a fixed amount of time to stiffen the cornea. It stops the sagging and partially reverses the sagging to improve the vision.. Read more 

 

 

 

Corneal transplant

Corneal transplants replace the diseased clear covering of the eye (cornea) that is damaged and no longer transparent, with donor tissue.