It is our pleasure to welcome you to Hassabo International Hospital Department of Ophthalmology and thank you for choosing and trusting us for your eye care. We are committed to providing personal and caring medical service in a respectful and private environment. We are proud of the excellent care that we provide for our patients as a patient foremost, but also as a customer who deserves personalized care in a patient centered environment. This concept is rare in health care today but we’d like you to find this refreshing change with us.
What is Ophthalmology?
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine concerned with evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of eye diseases and disorders.
What is an ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is a physician who can diagnosis and treat a variety of eye diseases and disorders, and so is an optometrist. But the main difference between them is that ophthalmologist can perform surgery.
About our Department
Retaining good eye health is an ongoing cooperation, therefore we offer patient-friendly environment to feel free to ask questions and share your health information, which could be important to evaluating, diagnosing and managing potential vision problems. Thanks to the broad scope of knowledge and experience of our skilled ophthalmologists, The Department of Ophthalmology at Hassabo International Hospital offers a wide range of eye care services ranging from routine examinations, prescriptions for glasses and contact lenses to Diabetic Screening, Macular Degeneration Screening and Glaucoma Screening. We also provide meticulous diagnosis, treatment, and surgical consultation in the sub-specialties of glaucoma, cornea, external disease, allergy, uveitis, retina and vitreous, low vision aids, and disease of the orbit.
When to see an ophthalmologist
Most people are referred to a Nephrologist by their primary doctor. Nephrologists are internists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidney and urinary system. Nephrologists may consult with patients for short-term kidney illnesses, or they may serve as a primary doctor for patients who have long-term (chronic) kidney problems or who are on dialysis.
If you always have a headache, then it can be time to see your ophthalmologist. Mild cases may be caused by looking at the computer screen too long, or working on overly bright or dim light. Simply this can be relieved by taking a rest every hour. On the other hand, more severe cases can be caused by astigmatism, long-sightedness, or even glaucoma.
When your eyes get infected, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms
- Sensation of something is in your eye
- Red eye
- Discharge from the eye
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
Flashes and floaters
Don’t worry about the little squiggly pieces of dust in your vision. But if you have a sudden increase in floaters, and flashing lights in your peripheral vision it could be a sign of a serious problem like detached retina which is an eye emergency.
Increasing eye pain
Lots of people accommodate painful eye symptoms, and never do anything about them. Don’t be like this; if you experience eye pain which is becoming a bit much, you should get an eye exam. It can be a sign of an injury, or a serious condition like glaucoma, corneal erosion, or even eye cancer.
If you need to squint to focus –for example: to read road signs while driving, it could be a sign you need glasses.
If you have diabetes
If you have diabetes, monitoring your vision is as vital as looking after your blood sugar. It can damage the retina, so don’t let it go on too long. In addition, unfortunately so many people know they have diabetes for the first time on examination of the eyes. So it is advised to get a routine examination .
Getting a routine eye exam at least every two years is essential for good eye health.
We provide expert diagnosis, therapeutic, and surgical consultation of wide range of the ocular diseases including glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, dry eye, cataracts and macular degeneration. This is achieved by the broad scope of knowledge and experience of our skilled ophthalmologists using modern technology to ensure the best possible eye care.
Comprehensive eye exams for adults and children
During a thorough eye exam, your eye doctor will not only determine your need for eyeglasses or contact lenses, but will also check your eyes for potential eye diseases, by taking a meticulously medical history and thoroughly examining your eyes and providing a treatment regimen according to the examination.
A complete eye exam includes a number of tests and procedures to evaluate how well is your eyes health and the quality of your vision. These tests include simple ones, like an eye chart to assess your visual acuity, and complex tests, like using a high-powered lens to examine the health of the parts inside your eyes.
It is recommended to have a thorough eye exam every one to two years, based on your age, risk factors, and physical health. With comprehensive eye exams, your vision will last a lifetime.
- Pediatric Eye Exams
- Co-management of ocular diseases including Glaucoma, Retinal Detachment, Macular Degeneration, and Cataracts.
- hard-to-fit contact lens fittings
- Astigmatism Diagnosis & Treatment
- Myopia Control
- Dry Eye Treatment
- Foreign body removal
Conditions we treat
Ophthalmologists, eye surgeons, and plastic surgeons at Hassabo International Hospital provide meticulous diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of vision problems and ocular diseases.
- Corneal disease
- Crossed eye
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Dry eye
- Eye disease
- Eye floater
- Eye redness
- Intraocular melanoma
- Lazy eye
- Macular degeneration
- Maxillofacial injuries
- Ocular herpes
- Refractive error
- Retinal detachment
- Sicca syndrome
Information about the clinic
Why should I see an ophthalmologist?
Your eyes are your window to life. So, it is recommended to have a visit to the clinic with any complaint to be on top of your eye health.
What happens at the clinic
At our Eye Clinic, the doctors ensure providing quality eye care for you and your family. The right prescription is essential for clarity, efficiency, and processing visual information accurately. Therefore, we take the time to know your complaints, your eye care history, and your vision needs. HIH Eye care professionals strive to provide the best possible care for the patients.
How should I be prepared?
Visiting the eye clinic can be stressful especially if you have reason for concern, so the following suggestions can make you more prepared.
- Take along someone you trust
Sometimes you are so distressed by the diagnosis, therefore bring someone to help and support you.
- Come armed with your own questions.
We encourage you to feel free to ask any questions or concerns you have; as this information can help evaluation and diagnosis of your case.
- Be prepared for putting drops into your eyes
This can be annoying and unpleasant if you have never had this done before
- Be involved in scheduling
Ask for regular appointments and testing to be scheduled together if possible.
When you schedule your appointment we will ask you to provide important information that will help us evaluate your current condition:
- All records that refer in any way to your condition.
- A complete list of your medications.
- All prior medical records, including x-ray films, biopsy, reports, labs and/or pathology records.
Any necessary referrals or prior authorization required by your insurance company.
Scheduling Your Appointment
Patients are generally seen by appointment, however if your situation is urgent, contact emergency services and visit our around the clock Emergency department where every effort will be made to get you on top of your health
Questions and/or comments
Our first mission is to give you a satisfactory service. Your satisfaction is our responsibility.
If, after reading this leaflet, you still have any comments or questions, please feel free to ask any of our staff members, the Specialists, nurses or even receptionist in our department. They will do their best to give you more information or arrange an appointment for you with the Consultant.
We would be happy if you could let us know whether you are satisfied about our care. For this purpose, a visitor’s book & evaluation form are available in each unit of our departments. We would like you to write down your comments, experiences and/or suggestions for improvement, so that we can share this with our staff members. This data may help us to improve our service at the department.
The Medical Director /patient & care provider service centre can be reached on 01014144350
or via the e-mail address:
Physicians and staff members in the Ophthalmology Department in HIH their first and last job is to provide the most updated and comprehensive care available. In addition, our goal is to continue educating patients and their family members to help them gain a solid understanding of all care provided and procedures performed. Visit our Department of Ophthalmology with any questions you may have.