Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Clinic Delivers Top Eyecare Service; Bundy Centre Home to State-of-the-Art Equipment

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Clinic Delivers Top Eyecare Service; Bundy Centre Home to State-of-the-Art Equipment

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FINDING solutions for an eye problem is much easier within the Bundaberg region nowadays.

The Bundaberg Eye Clinic, in Bourbong St, is a purpose-built, award winning eye clinic housing state-of-the-art ophthalmology equipment to provide the best possible comprehensive eye health services.

"Visiting ophthalmologists have been very impressed with the facility's equipment and design and the clinic has a good reputation within the profession," said Ophthalmologist Dr Isabel McLean.

Dr McLean specialises in cataract surgery and individualises the treatment for each of her patients, striving for the best possible vision post-surgery.

"Cataracts are cloudiness of the natural lens inside the eye and are a natural part of ageing.

"They can sneak up on you, and will usually develop slowly and cause blurred vision and issues with glare. It is not unusual for people to think their glasses are dirty all the time."

Cataracts reduce the vision until a person is no longer eligible to drive with the obvious consequences on lifestyle. Treatment for cataracts involves surgery to remove the discoloured, cloudy natural lens and replace it with a suitable artificial lens implant.

"A person requires a thorough assessment prior to any surgery, and cataract surgery is no different," Dr McLean articulated.

"A careful examination of the eye, checking for other conditions, allows informed discussions with patients to determine the most appropriate treatment.

"From a patient's perspective, our investigative and diagnostic processes and equipment certainly could be quite overwhelming when you first walk in to that section of the clinic, but it is this high-tech equipment that allows us to obtain accurate measurements, to ensure the best outcomes from cataract surgery for our patients.

"Cataract surgery is usually completed under light sedation during day surgery in the Mater hospital, and most people are allowed to drive as early as two days later. …

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