The Ophthalmology Team work closely with the Optometry Team at Vision Express, to diagnose medical eye problems as early as possible , so that a treatment plan can be started, or a surgery planned.
An initial diagnosis, for a medical eye problem , will often be made in one of the five Vision Express stores , by one of the optometry team, during a comprehensive eye examination.
Referral is then made to one of our in house Ophthalmology Team.
Your appointment with the ophthalmologist will normally mean your eyes need to be dilated. This will, temporarily, mean you vision is blurry , so it’s always good to have someone to accompany you.
For a more detailed diagnosis, when needed, and in house treatments ,or same day surgery, the new Orange Grove location is fully equipped to offer the most accurate diagnosis, and the best treatment and surgery options.
Originally from Cuba, Dr. Alejandro is one of the best vitreo-retinal surgeons in the Caribbean. Offering full treatment and surgery plans for cataracts, diabetic retinopathy (intravitreal injections), retinal detachment, macular disorders, and vitreous retinal complications with anterior segment surgery.
Our Ophthalmology Team led by Ophthalmologist, Dr. Alejandro Guerra Garcia, are able to treat the following conditions:
Early diagnosis of Glaucoma during a routine eye examination , can save your sight. In recent years there have been advances in glaucoma detection, which means it can be treated earlier than ever, and 95% of people who have glaucoma do not need to go blind. But if you have family with Glaucoma, an annual full eye examination is vital… you will not know you have GLAUCOMA before your vision is lost, unless your eye pressure is checked by an optometrist.
Early detection, of the start of a “ cloudy lens” is referred to as a cataract. Once you know the lens in your eye has the start of a cataract , you can plan surgery at any time. This is a "once only" surgery with a new IOL implanted , so it is not necessary to wait until your vision has deteriorated, making your life difficult, before you arrange the surgery.Many patients are even opting for Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery, which replaces your natural lens, as a way to remove the need for glasses. In recent years there have been advances in glaucoma detection, which means it can be treated earlier than ever, and 95% of people who have glaucoma do not need to go blind.But if you have family with Glaucoma, an annual full eye examination is vital… you will not know you have GLAUCOMA before your vision is lost, unless your eye pressure is checked by an optometrist.
Early detection of Diabetic Retinopathy , together with lifestyle changes to control diabetes problems , can help to halt what is a leading cause of blindnessRetinal Tears , Detached Retinas and Macular Holes are successfully surgically treated, every week, in the Orange Grove Surgery Centre
Recent FDA APPROVED treatment for Keratoconus is Collagen Cross linking , already successfully performed by the Vision Express Medical TeamCXL is for patients with corneal weakening due to Keratoconus .Normally, this surgery is followed by fitting Scleral Contact Lenses to improve vision.
Oculoplastics are a group of surgical procedures that restore eyelid function ,and our oculoplastic surgeon at VE Medical, performs all surgery procedures around the eyesThe Oculoplastics Team , work closely with the aesthetics and dermatology team in the second operating theatre at Orange Grove.
VISION EXPRESS in St Lucia has “raised the bar” in providing a combined approach to Optometry and Ophthalmology for a complete Eye Care Service, to serve the Caribbean Region, and International Visitors.
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