At BMI Goring Hall Hospital in West Sussex, we offer fast, direct and convenient appointments with our consultant ophthalmologists. Our team can diagnose and treat a range of eye and vision-related symptoms you might be experiencing, such as:
- Changes in vision e.g. spots, double vision
- Loss of vision
- Physical changes to the eye
- Changes in the colours you see
- Changes in the field of vision e.g. shadows, blurriness
Treatments at BMI Goring Hall Hospital include, but are not limited to:
Cataracts Surgery in West Sussex
Cataract is the formation of cloudiness in the eyes natural lens. The cloudiness is caused by protein cells building up into a clump that appear yellow. This cloudiness prevents light from reaching the back of the eye which affects the vision. Cataract surgery involves making a small incision to remove the natural lens and replacing it with a new clear plastic lens. Cataract surgery is normally a day case procedure under local anaesthetic and takes under an hour.
YAG Laser Treatment in West Sussex
There are occasions where following cataract surgery people can experience blur. During cataract surgery the natural lens in the eye is removed because it has become cloudy and is affecting vision. The lens is replaced with a new plastic lens. Later on blur can be caused by the membrane of the new plastic lens thickening and becoming cloudy which stops light reaching the back of the eye. YAG laser treatment uses the laser beam to create a hole in the cloudy membrane which allows light to get to the back of the eye therefore eliminating blur.
Intravitreal Injection for Age Related Macular Degeneration in West Sussex
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the centre of the retina, also known as the macula.
You may benefit from treatment for age related macular degeneration as daily tasks can become difficult due to the change in vision. Wet AMD can be treated with drugs that prevent new blood vessels from growing therefore reduces further progression of the condition. The drugs are administered via injection into the gel like substance in the eye.
Glaucoma Surgery in West Sussex
Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve suffers damage due to the high level of pressure and fluid in the eye. The type of treatment recommended to you will depend on the type glaucoma you have. Treatment can be given in the form of eye drops, laser treatment, and in some cases surgery. Each treatment method either drains the fluid or slows down the amount of fluid that is produced.
Eyelid Surgery in West Sussex
Ptosis is a condition where the upper eyelid becomes droopy. This condition is usually age related due to muscle defects, and particularly those who frequently wear contact lenses due to the microscopic damage from inserting the lenses. In severe cases surgery may be required to lift the eyelid. This condition can interfere with vision if the eyelid covers the pupil. The condition can be unilateral or bilateral and can be caused by the natural aging process or more serious conditions such as stokes, brain tumours or cancer that may affect the nerves and muscles.
OCT scan/visual fields tests in West Sussex
An optical coherence tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) uses light rays to create a detailed image of the back of the eye. OCT scans can help diagnose conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinopathy. The centre and side vision of the patient is examined to measure how severe the condition is. Dilation isn't required for an OCT scan as during the assessment the front of the eye is also examined.
At BMI Goring Hall hospital we offer a full range of Ophthalmology procedures:
- Cataract surgery
- YAG laser treatment
- Intravitreal injection for age related macular degeneration
- Glaucoma surgery
- Eyelid surgery for ptosis
- OCT scan/visual fields