Ocular Allergies

Allergies are an annoying part of life for more than 50 million people all over the world – many of whom live right here in Jamaica. Though allergens can trigger symptoms in many different areas of the body, the sensitive membranes of the eyes are especially...

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a term used to refer to a group of eye diseases that ultimately cause damage to the optic nerve. Unfortunately, there is no cure for glaucoma; but there are treatments available to help manage the condition and prevent vision loss. People with glaucoma...

Glaucoma Shunts

A glaucoma tube shunt consists of a very small plate with a unique valve system (i.e. Ahmed Valves) that regulates your eye pressure. Some tube shunt devices are “not valved” and have to be tied with a suture until some healing takes place around the plate on the...

Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO)

People who have a branch retinal vein occlusion near the retina may have decreased vision, peripheral vision loss, distorted vision or blind spots. A BRVO involves only one eye and usually develops in a person with high blood pressure or diabetes. The cause...