Ophthalmology and chromatotherapy

… are the specialties of Dr J.-M. Schepens's Eye Clinic in Geneva.

Eye and visual field examinations ...

… in order to form a clear diagnosis of your impaired eyesight

Treatment methods tailored to your medical condition ...

… will be considered at Dr J.-M. Schepens's Eye Clinic in Geneva.

Our services

Therapeutic applications for all eye diseases

Therapeutic treatment for eyesight - Eye Clinic - GenevaThe therapeutic applications for the various ophthalmic diseases described under the heading Visual abnormalities are reviewed below.

As far as surgery is concerned, it takes place at the Clinique Générale Beaulieu and at La Clinique de MV Santé, avenue de Champel in Geneva.

 

Our treatment methods 

Apart from glasses and corrective lenses, we also offer various therapeutic laser or injection treatments, for example:

♦ SLT laser

♦ YAG laser

♦ Phototherapy

♦ Cryocoagulation

♦ Photocoagulation

♦ Various injections (Visudyne, Anti-VGF)

♦ Chromatotherapy (Agrapart method)

Treatments for eyesight diseases and disorders

Myopia

In order to correct and treat myopia, a patient can either opt to wear glasses, or for Excimer (PRK) laser or for surgery, depending on the degree of change.

Eye operation - Eye clinic - Dr JM Schepens - GenevaPresbyopia

Some people resort to surgery.

Strabismus (squint)

In children below the age of 4, surgery gives good results.

Hyperopia

Excimer laser treatment nowadays gives satisfactory results.

Astigmatism

Excimer laser treatment achieves good results.

Cataracts

After assessing the extent, surgery aimed at removing the blurred lens and replacing it with an implant gives excellent results.

Glaucoma

Monitoring of glaucoma by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) is essential. The symptoms can be resolved with eye drops, but at a more advanced stage, treatment with an SLT laser may be necessary. Surgery will be required in the event of any worsening or visual impairment.

Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment is the only surgical emergency in ophthalmology under general anaesthesia (AG).

The treatment consists of laser coagulation of peripheral retinal tears. In a second step, we carry out surgery to seal the tear and reattach the retina.

Age-related macular degeneration (DMLA) 

In a first step, we assess the damage in order to consider the possibility of drug treatment.

In a second step, monitoring with regular OCT by an ophthamologist and angiogram allow early detection of the transition to the "wet" form and initiation of intravitreal injection treatment.

Venous thrombosis

With early diagnosis, the results and improvement of this disease may be satisfactory.

It requires long-term monitoring by an eye doctor because of the risk of the occurrence of glaucoma.

Diabetic retinopathy

The major advantage of diabetic retinopathy treatment was that it was the first treatment implemented as a result of the emergence of laser therapy.

Nowadays, regular monitoring of the fundus of the eye and visual field as well as angiogram permit an assessment of how early treatment and stabilisation of damage will be necessary.


Practical information