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Intravitreal Injections for Macular Degeneration and other Retinal Conditions

In Australia, Macular degeneration is the commonest cause of blindness in people aged over 50, whilst diabetic eye disease is the commonest cause in younger individuals.

Macular degeneration causes distortion and loss of central vision. Patients report difficulty reading, especially in dim lighting, and recognising faces becomes difficult if the disease is advanced. The main risk factors are advancing age, family history, and smoking.

There is effective treatment for wet macular degeneration, delivered by eye injections. In most cases, vision is stabilised, and in a significant proportion, it is improved. For more information, visit Macular Disease Foundation Australia

Similarly, there is effective treatment available for diabetic retinopathy. Optimal control of blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol are key to prevention. But if present, early detection of diabetic retinopathy maximises the chance of good vision.

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Dr Dana Robaei - Sydney Ophthalmologist

Dr Dana Robaei

Ophthalmic Surgeon MBBS(Hons) BSc(med) MPH PhD FRANZCO

Dr Dana Robaei is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, with fellowship training in Cataract Surgery and Corneal Transplantation from Moorfields Eye Hospital, and Medical Retina from Sydney Eye Hospital.

She has extensively published in the national and international ophthalmic literature, and presented at international ophthalmology conferences.

She specialises in Cataract Surgery, Pterygium Surgery, Macular Degeneration and all aspects of comprehensive ophthalmology.

Dr Robaei is committed to clinical and surgical excellence, with the aim of providing the highest possible standard of care based on the latest available evidence, in combination with effective communication to patients and their referrers.

Professional Qualifications

  • Graduated from UNSW with Honours, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
  • Master of Public Health, UNSW
  • PhD in medicine (Visual impairment in Australian School Children)
  • Advances specialty training in ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery at Sydney Eye Hospital
  • Subspecialty fellowship training in cataract surgery and corneal transplantation at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London UK
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer in ophthalmology, University of Sydney
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Westmead Hospital
  • Director of Forest Eye Surgery, Frenchs Forest