Opthalmology in Manchester

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that diagnoses and treats vision and diseases of the eye.

Whether you are experiencing blurred vision, pain around the eye or are concerned about Glaucoma, cataract or retina problems, our specialist Ophthalmologists will provide you with a quick diagnosis and treatment plan that is tailored to you.

Your eyesight is very important, and anything that disrupts your vision or causes you pain should be dealt with by a professional, who can recommend suitable treatment to improve your quality of life.

At BMI The Alexandra Hospital we can offer the following treatments:

Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are cloudy areas of the eyes that cause blurry vision.

Cataract surgery removes the blurry lens in your eye and replaces it with an artificial one to improve your vision and quality of life.

At The Alexandra, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and ability to support our patients throughout surgery. You can choose whether you would like to have a general or local anaesthetic, during the operation, as we understand surgery on the eye may cause you to feel uncomfortable.

We give you the option, making sure you feel as relaxed as possible.

If you would like to make an appointment at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, call us on 0800 015 2217.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, removes unwanted skin and tissue around the eyes to making them appear younger and brighter. The procedure is popular with patients who have heavy and drooping eyelids, as it can improve confidence and self-esteem.

In surgery, an experienced surgeon will make a small cut in the natural folds of your eyelid to remove the excess skin and tissue.

Lens Exchange Surgery

Similar to cataract surgery, lens exchange surgery removes the blurry natural lens in the eye and replaces it with an artificial lens. The surgery usually lasts around 30 minutes and can improve your eyesight and quality of life.

At your initial consultation your chosen ophthalmologist will be able to discuss any questions you may have. At The Alexandra, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and ability to support our patients throughout surgery.

You can choose whether you would like to have general or local anaesthetic, during the operation, as we understand surgery on the eye may cause you to feel uncomfortable. We give you the option, to make sure you feel as relaxed as possible.

If you would like to make an appointment at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, call us on 0800 015 2217.

Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma is usually caused by raised eye pressure or a weakness in the nerve. You may find that your vision has become blurry; you feel nauseous and are in pain and discomfort.

If you are concerned about Glaucoma, our experienced ophthalmologists can provide you with a quick diagnosis and advice on treatment.

There are four main types of glaucoma:

  • Primary open angle glaucoma (POAG)
  • Developmental glaucoma
  • Acute angle closure glaucoma
  • Secondary glaucoma

Your treatment will depend on the severity of your glaucoma. You may need medicated eye drops or tablets - or even surgery.

At The Alexandra, we pride ourselves on our professionalism and ability to support our patients throughout surgery. You can choose whether you would like to have general or local anaesthetic, or sedated local anaesthesia during the operation, as we understand surgery on the eye may cause you to feel uncomfortable. We give you the option, to make sure you feel as relaxed as possible.

Glaucoma treatments include eye drops, laser, xen stent surgery or trabeculectomy.

If you would like to make an appointment at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, call us on 0800 015 2217.

Retinal Diseases

Retinal disorders can affect your vision.

Retinal Diseases can include:

  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys your central vision
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Retinal detachment - when the retina is pulled away from the back of the eye
  • Retinoblastoma - cancer of the retina
  • Floaters - specks in your field of vision

At The Alexandra we can provide a diagnosis and treatment plan for all retinal diseases. Our experienced ophthalmologists may recommend Retinal Laser Treatment – as it can correct your vision and reattach the retina if it is torn or become detached. 

If you would like to make an appointment at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, call us on 0800 015 2217.

Retinal Laser Treatment

At The Alexandra Hospital Retinal laser treatment is used to treat retinal disorders.

Retinal laser treatment is often used for patients with a detached or torn retina.

Symptoms of a detached or torn retina include:

  • Dots or lines (floaters) suddenly appear in your vision
  • Flashes of light appear  in your vision
  • You have a dark shadow moving across your vision

If you are concerned about your vision, our experienced ophthalmologists can provide you with a quick diagnosis and recommend suitable treatment.

If you would like to make an appointment at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, call us on 0800 015 2217.

Vitrectomy Surgery

Vitrectomy surgery may be necessary for a number of severe eye conditions. These may include:

  • Haemorrhages in the eye – caused by bleeding in the retinal blood vessels
  • To remove foreign bodies from inside the eye
  • To control scar tissue formation

If you are concerned about your vision, our experienced ophthalmologists can provide you with a quick diagnosis and recommend suitable treatment.

If you would like to make an appointment at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, call us on 0800 015 2217.

Intravitreal Injection

An Intravitreal injection is used to treat common conditions such as:

  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic macular oedema
  • Retinal vein occlusion - blocked blood vessels in the retina causing leakiness
  • Inflammation  or abnormal blood vessel growth

If you are concerned about your vision, our experienced ophthalmologists can provide you with a quick diagnosis and recommend suitable treatment.

If you would like to make an appointment at BMI The Alexandra Hospital, call us on 0800 015 2217.