Dr. Agustin is a distinguished eye specialist and surgeon working at the Dexeus University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. He has over 27 years of experience in his field of ophthalmology. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Barcelona in June from 1980. He then went on to specializes in Ophthalmology at the Barraquer Institute, obtaining the degree of Doctor of Medicine and Surgery with a “Cum Laude” qualification unanimously in the year 1.993 specializing in glaucoma. He currently works in the Área Oftalmológica Avanzada as a medical and surgical specialist in the Glaucoma unit.
Dr. Agustin has been a part of many research papers published in reputed medical journals around the world. He has also helped teach many junior doctors, especially in glaucoma. He is also a part of many societies such as the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, Spanish Society of Ophthalmology, Spanish Society of Glaucoma, and an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology.
Lasik surgery is one of the most popular procedures for correction vision. For problems like astigmatism, myopia, and hypermetropia, Lasik offers a near-permanent solution thereby restoring healthy vision to the suffering individual. Abbreviated from Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, LASIK is a laser-assisted eye surgery that implements microkeratomes for the improvement of visual acuity. The laser is targeted at the cornea, which is re-adjusted or reshaped so as to provide unaided vision to the candidates. Lasik treatment is very popular owing to its remarkable success rates, which is why, approximately 700,000 procedures are performed annually.
What is macula and macular degeneration?
Macula is the yellowish oval area surrounding the retina of the eye, and it is the finest part where images are received. Degeneration of the macula occurs mostly at the age of 60, and hence, it is termed as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients experiencing macular degeneration may not experience total blindness, but they may lose most of their central vision. The symptoms observed in this condition are the need for brighter light while reading, difficulty recognizing faces, decreased intensity of colors, etc.
Macular degeneration is mainly associated with aging. However, other factors such as smoking, hereditary, sedentary life style also cause macular degeneration.
What are the types of macular degeneration?
There are two types of macular degeneration. Each have different macular degeneration symptoms and are diagnosed with the help og macular degeneration test.
Dry AMD- It is the most common form of eye disease, and it is the early-intermediate stage of macular degeneration. The patients may experience slight vision changes; however, they may not notice the symptoms.
Wet AMD- It is the most severe form of macular degeneration that leads to complete vision loss. This occurs due to abnormal growth of blood vessels beneath retina and macula which leads to the destruction of healthy cells. It is proved that nearly 10% of people with macular degeneration have this type of AMD. If you have Wet AMD, macular degeneration symptoms may include seeing wavy lines, or dark spots throughout the day.
Juvenile MD- In some cases, macular degeneration can also affect young people, a condition called as juvenile macular degeneration. Scarring of macula is seen in such patients.
There can be a number of eye-related problems that can be resolved through a retina surgery or a vitrectomy, which is a kind of eye surgery. Vitrectomy is conducted to rectify a range of eye problems. However, it is not as common and simple as a cataract surgery. As the names suggest, vitrectomy or retina surgery aims at correcting a number of defects pertaining specifically to the vitreous and the retina of the eye.
Some of the problems that demand vitrectomy include age-related macular degeneration, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, retinal detachment or retinal tear, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreous hemorrhage, wherein bleeding occurs and the blood does not get cleared by natural healing process of the body.
The symptoms of the above-enlisted problems may include the following:
With the help of conventional surgery or laser vitrectomy is performed very deep inside the eye. The surgery takes place near retina, the light-sensitive membranous part of the eye and the gel- like vitreous is present. It may be required by patients who have developed some unwanted side effects after cataract surgery is performed.
Dr. Agustin has over 27 years of experience as an eye surgeon.
Dr. Agustin specializes in eye surgeries and the treatment of glaucoma.
Yes, Dr. Agustin Fernandez provides online video consultation through MediGence.
It costs 606 USD to consult online with Dr. Agustin Fernandez through MediGence.
He is a part of many societies such as the Academy of Medical Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands, Spanish Society of Ophthalmology, Spanish Society of Glaucoma, and an elected member of the Board of Directors of the Catalan Society of Ophthalmology.
Whenever you have any problem related to vision or other related problems such as redness in eyes or watery secretion then an eye specialist needs to be referred to.
He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your inquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the consultation can be done.
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