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` Behrooz Golchin

Mr. Behrooz Golchin

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, MB, BCh, BAO, FRCOphth

Hospital

Cork

Department

General Medicine,Ophthalmology

Specialties

Ophthalmology

Biography

Mr. Behrooz Golchin was appointed by the Bon Secours Hospital as Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Senior Clinical Lecturer in 2011, having practiced in Cork since 2005. Mr. Golchin completed his secondary education at Wesley College Dublin and studied medicine at Trinity College Dublin, graduati... read more

Areas of Interest

Sub speciality interests

Cataract, Cataract surgery, Anterior segment, Corneal disease, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetes and Dry eye

Additional Information

New Services at the Cork Eye Clinic

Rapid Access Eye Clinic (R.A.E.C): -

 We provide patients with recently occurring medical eye conditions with an ophthalmological assessment within 24-48 hours.* Appointments must be made by a GP or Optometrist only.

Paediatric Clinic: -

We accept paediatric referrals for children aged 1 and above with: presence or suspicion of a squint, reduction in vision, presence or suspicion of refraction error and ocular motility defects. Patients will receive a comprehensive orthoptic assessment, refraction and a fundus and media check along with treatment and management of amblyopia (lazy eye).

 

Procedures

CATARACT

Cataract Surgery: -

To date, Mr. Golchin has performed over 15,000 cataract surgeries.  The cataract is removed by a surgical technique called phacoemulsification. The cataract is replaced with a permanent artificial lens implant. This surgery is carried out through a very small incision which reduces healing time and speeds up the visual rehabilitation of the eye. Cataract surgery is performed as a day case procedure and carried out under topical anaesthesia (needle-free) i.e. anaesthetic drops with no injections; this avoids a local anaesthetic injection, which can be painful, and a source of stress for patients. Topical anaesthesia is free from side effects associated with other forms of local anaesthesia.

YAG laser capsulotomy:-

Sometimes Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO) is referred to as a "secondary cataract," however; it is not really a cataract. Once a cataract is removed, it does not come back. About 20 % of patients with uncomplicated cataract surgery develop haziness of the posterior capsule and therefore blurry vision. YAG laser treatment can treat posterior capsular opacity safely and effectively. This procedure known as YAG laser capsulotomy takes only a few minutes and is painless.

GLAUCOMA

Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: -

This is a treatment for patients who have open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. It is used when eye drop medications are not lowering the eye pressure enough or are causing significant side effects. It can also be used as initial treatment for glaucoma. The trabecular meshwork is around the periphery of the iris and is where fluid made in the eye drains out of the eye. This meshwork is treated directly with the laser to improve drainage through it, thereby lowering the eye pressure.

MACULAR DEGENERATION

ANTI-VEGF Intra Vitreal Injections:-

A common way to treat wet macular degeneration targets a specific chemical in your body that causes abnormal blood vessels to grow under the retina. That chemical is called vascular endothelial growth factor or VEGF. Several new drug treatments (called anti-VEGF drugs) have been developed for wet AMD that can block the trouble causing VEGF.  Blocking VEGF reduces the growth of abnormal blood vessels, slows their leakage, helps to slow vision loss, and in some cases improves vision.  Mr. Golchin administers the anti-VEGF drug (such as Lucentis or Eylea) directly to your eye and this is performed as an outpatient procedure.

DRY EYE

Intense pulsed light (IPL): -

We are the very first ophthalmologist Clinic in Ireland providing this exciting treatment. Intense Pulsed Light has been used for decades for hair removal and the treatment of skin conditions but has recently come to the fore in the treatment of dry eyes.  IPL targets the blood vessels surrounding the oil-producing glands of the eyelids (known as the Meibomian glands) resulting in better eyelid appearance and better function of the eyelid gland.

Punctal Plugs for Dry eye: -

Punctal Plugs are tiny, biocompatible devices inserted into the tear ducts to block tear drainage. These increases the eyes tear film and surface moisture to relieve dry eyes.  Also known as punctum plugs, lacrimal plugs or occluders, these devices are often no larger than a grain of rice.  Punctal plugs are usually considered when eye drops fail to relieve your dry eye condition.

BlephEx for treatment of Blepharitis

Blepharitis is an inflammatory condition affecting the eyelids and eyelashes. Common symptoms of blepharitis include dandruff like flakes, redness, sandy feeling, burning, itching and a sticky sensation in the eyes. If Blepharitis is left untreated, the eyelid glands can become clogged and infected. This can cause styes, dry eye syndrome, corneal ulcers and unsightly crusted scales and debris on the eyelids.  BlephEx improves the overall health of the eyelid and reduces many of the common symptoms associated with blepharitis.

LUMPS & BUMPS

Meibomian Cysts:-

A Meibomian cyst and a stye are both lumps in or along the edge of an eyelid. Symptoms of a chalazion or styes are treated with one or more of the following methods; warm compresses, antibiotic ointments or a steroid injection. If a large chalazion or stye does not heal after other treatments or if it affects your vision Mr. Golchin may need to drain it in surgery.  The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthetic in the Outpatients Department at the Bon Secours Hospital.

For more information on the complete range of services provided by Mr. Golchin and his team please visit our website www.corkeyeclinic.ie

 

Education

Professional Affiliations and credentials

  • Fellow Of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists UK
  • Member of Irish College of Ophthalmologists
  • Irish Medical Council Specialist Register
  • Member of European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
  • Senior Clinical Lecturer & Lecturer in Clinical Education, University College Cork
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