Dr Ring’s specialisations:
Cataract surgery is a transformative experience and is also one of the safest medical procedures performed today. Dr Ring's passion is to restore sight to those who have been robbed of it by cataracts. Regarded as one of the best in his field, Dr Ring prioritises safety, high patient care and achieving excellent results for each of his cataract patients above all else.
- No needle anaesthesia (safe for patients on aspirin and warfarin)
- No pain (numbing anaesthetic gel)
- No sutures (“key-hole” small incision surgery)
- No eye patch (useful vision through a clear protective shield returns in minutes)
- No worries - sedation provided by a specialist anaesthetist, if you desire
Fine Vision Intraocular lens surgery:
Fine Vision intra-ocular lens surgery is typically used for regular vision correction, but they also suited to those with cataracts. Unique to this procedure is its ability to maintain ‘binocular single vision’ in the long-sighted person. Unlike other procedures, this opitons means you don’t lose your depth of vision.
Fine Vision is a particularly specilaised field, and Dr Ring is one of the few surgeons in New Zealand to offer it. In comparison to other procedures, which work by having one eye short sighted and the other longsighted, Fine Vision gives the patient both distance and near vision in both eyes. After Fine Vision, you can read a book, work on a computer, drive a car or play tennis or golf without worrying about which glasses to wear or not wear for which activities.
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Dr Ring specialises in oculoplastic surgery which is the removal of skin tumours of the eyelid and repositioning both upper and lower eyelids as well as management of watery eyes through eyelid or tear duct surgery.
Pterygiums are vascular scars at the inner corner of the eye that cause irritation and can grow across the cornea to affect the vision. Nowadays the surgical results are excellent.
Extra skin in the upper lids gives rise to heaviness and tiredness and may interfere with patient's field of vision. This can be remedied by the removal of tissue from the upper lid - a technique known as blepharoplasty. If certain criteria are met, this surgery may be covered by medical insurance.
LASIK Laser eye surgery
Laser eye surgery, or laser vision correction, involves the use of a laser to change the shape of the surface of the eye, the cornea. By altering the shape of the cornea, laser eye surgery can remove any focusing error. It corrects Shortsightedness, Longsightedness and Astigmatism.