Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age Related Macular Degeneration

Age-Related Macular Degeneration causes problems with blurred or distorted central vision - urgent attention may be needed

Posterior Vitreous Detachment (PVD)

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

New flashes, floaters or shadows are common symptoms but may be very serious

Epiretinal Membrane (macular pucker)

Epiretinal Membrane

Epiretinal Membrane

Central distortion and blurring are symptoms of this readily treated surgical condition

Diabetic Eye Disease (Retinopathy)

Diabetic Eye Disease

Diabetic Eye Disease

A common cause of blindness that requires regular and careful monitoring

Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal Vein Occlusion

Retinal Vein Occlusion

Strongly associated with high blood pressure, this condition is variable in its effect on vision and readily treatable

Macular Hole

Macular Hole

Macular Hole

Commoner in women, surgery for this condition is highly effective in improving central visual loss and distortion

Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment

Retinal Detachment

A potentially blinding condition that begins with flashes or floaters, even if only for a day

Cataract

Cataract

Cataract

Blurred vision or glare can be almost completely resolved with modern surgery

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy (CSCR)

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Central Serous Chorioretinopathy

Affecting men much more than women, younger people develop blurred central vision that may be related to stress or medication

Other

Other

Other

Many less common retinal conditions are either treatable or lesser threats to vision

Dr. Devinder Chauhan – Retina Eye Specialist in Melbourne

Some vision problems need immediate attention. Dr. Devinder Chauhan has a wealth of experience with a range of visual conditions, particularly those affecting the retina and the macula.

As a reputable macular and retinal surgeon in Melbourne, Dr. Chauhan frequently performs complex surgeries and treatments for a number of conditions, including wet age-related macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane (also known as macular pucker), macular holes, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, and more.

All too often, people with visual problems either think that it’s a normal part of ageing or that they will get better on their own. Unfortunately, delaying seeking help can result in long term problems. If you have any concerns about your vision, make an appointment with Dr Chauhan, your retinal specialist in Melbourne today.

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Consultation process

What happens at a consultation?

Dr. Chauhan invites all patients to bring a friend or relative into their consultation, both to listen to what is said and to ask questions. You are likely to be in the clinic for up to 2 hours, but it may be longer if you require any further tests or procedures urgently. You will not be able to drive for 4 hours after your appointment; please make sure you have arranged an alternative way of getting home.

When you arrive at the clinic, the receptionist will ask for the names of your general practitioner, optometrist and any other specialists you may be seeing; Dr Chauhan is very keen on keeping all your health care professionals informed about your eyes, as there are many general health conditions that affect the eyes.

Photographs and scans of your eyes will be taken in order to help make a diagnosis and plan the management of your eye condition. If you have already had the same scans or photographs taken by your referrer, we shall not charge for these at your first visit.

You will then have your vision tested and be asked about your problem. The orthoptists are highly trained and have a wealth of experience and knowledge about retinal conditions; they will be able to make a working diagnosis in many patients and will begin to explain your condition so that your consultation with Dr Chauhan is optimal. Additional tests may be carried out at this stage.

Dr Chauhan will generally look at your scans and images before he consults with you so that he can spend more time examining you and explaining your condition and its management. He encourages questions and strongly believes that a well-informed patient achieves the best outcomes.

If an urgent procedure is required, and you are happy to proceed, Dr Chauhan prefers to perform this at the end of the consultation. This may mean up to a further unplanned hour in the clinic.

If a non-urgent procedure or operation is recommended, you will then see the bookings staff in order to book a time as well as to be informed about any costs that are involved.

Dr Chauhan believes in seeing only patients that need specifically to see a retinal specialists and will only follow you up if absolutely necessary. He receives referrals from a large network of excellent optometrists and ophthalmologists, many of whom have similar equipment to his clinic, and endeavours to return you to their expert care once his work is done.

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