Croydon Ophthalmology Service

At BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, in Croydon, we offer fast, direct and convenient appointments with a consultant ophthalmologist. Our specialists will diagnose and treat any symptoms you might be experiencing such as:

  • Change in vision e.g. spots, double vision
  • Loss of vision
  • Physical changes to the eye
  • Changes in colours
  • Changes in the field of vision e.g. shadows, blurriness

Laser Eye Surgery in Croydon

Laser eye surgery, also known as vision correction, is the re-shaping of your cornea. Once corrected you should be able to see things more clearly. It is used for common eye conditions such as long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism.

You may be more suited to laser eye surgery if your prescription has stayed roughly the same for over two years. If it has not stayed consistent then unfortunately you may not be suitable for laser eye surgery.

Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye, where cataracts form. Once the lens is removed it will be replaced with an artificial one.

Cataracts can range in severity and it is up to you if you could like to have surgery. In most cases cataracts get worse over time. Having surgery is the only way improvement can be made to your vision if you have a cataract.

Lens exchange surgery

Lens exchange surgery is known as lens replacement surgery. It involves the removal of your lens and it is replaced with an intraocular lens. This is a quick surgery usually done as an outpatient procedure.

If both eyes require the surgery, they will need to be done separately to allow for the first eye to recover before the other one is done.

Glaucoma surgery

Before glaucoma surgery is considered, alternative treatments such as eye drops, or laser treatment need to be exhausted first. If these have not worked then glaucoma surgery is usually the next step.

Glaucoma surgery is done to reduce the pressure in your eye. The procedure can be performed in several ways, and your consultant will choose the technique right for you.

The pressure in your eye is reduced; however it can build up again. If this happens further surgery may be required.

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery is known as a blepharoplasty. It is a cosmetic procedure and it normally involves the removal of excess skin or fat from the eye. It can be done on the upper or lower eyelid.

As with all cosmetic procedures success cannot be guaranteed and your consultant will explain in detail the possible risk and outcomes before you decide to go ahead.

Treatments include, but are not limited to: