If you’re looking for a glaucoma specialist, Dr. Timothy Forster is one of the best here in Queensland, and has vast experience in handling any related issues.
Glaucoma is a health condition made up of different eye diseases that may lead to optic nerve damage and potential vision loss. These eye diseases involve high amounts of pressure inside the eye, which can gradually cause nerve damage.
Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in Australia. Many do not notice the glaucoma until a large amount of damage has occurred already, making effective treatment more difficult.
Promptly go to an emergency room or to a glaucoma specialist if you are experiencing some of the symptoms simultaneously.
Glaucoma specialists are doctors who are dedicated to the care and treatment of people who have glaucoma. A doctor will earn this title after four years of medical school and then will undergo another four years of residency training in Ophthalmology in a hospital environment. During residency, he then learns how to diagnose and treat various eye diseases from cataracts, eye infections, traumatic eye injuries and glaucoma.
While he practices as a comprehensive adult Ophthalmologist, Dr. Forster has special interests in the treatment of the ageing eye, particularly cataracts and glaucoma and also regularly sees patients with macular degeneration and retinal vascular disease such as diabetic retinopathy. The operations he commonly performs are cataract surgery, refractive lens exchange, pterygium excision with auto-conjunctival transplant, glaucoma surgery and minor lid surgery.
Dr. Forster has equipped his practice with state of the art equipment for early detection of glaucoma and the monitoring of structural damage which usually precedes further visual field loss by several years. As well as the usual equipment, Dr. Forster has now installed a Heidelberg Spectralis OCT (optical coherence tomography) which is proving invaluable in the diagnosis and management of macular disease and glaucoma treatment in Australia.
Dr. Forster is more than qualified!