A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. The majority of cataracts are age related. Removing a cataract and replacing it with an artificial lens results in improved vision in approximately 98% of patients. This is thanks to advances in surgical techniques and modern intra-ocular lenses.
Dr Brighu Swamy
BSc (Med) MBBS (Hons) MMed (Oph Sci, Clin Epi) FRANZCO
Welcome to my website.
I am an eye surgeon and a retinal specialist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of macula degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and vein occlusions.
My ethos is to provide an expert and compassionate service to my patients.
I completed my medical training at the University of New South Wales graduating with honours.
I worked as a junior doctor at Concord Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital before undertaking further studies completing 2 masters degrees, a Master of Medicine in Ophthalmic Science and a Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology, both at the University of Sydney..…. learn more
The back of the eye consists of a highly specialised neural tissue called the retina. This is responsible for turning what we see in our environment into electrical impulses that are transmitted to our brains.
It is estimated that 1.1 million Australians are affected by diabetes and this number is projected to increase significantly in the coming years. Diabetes affects blood vessels in the entire body. In the eyes this causes Diabetic Retinopathy.