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Expert treatment for eye and vision concerns
When the eye functions normally, light is able to easily pass through the lens, where it is focussed onto a particular area at the back of the eyeball known as the retina. The retina turns the light into electrical impulses that are transmitted along the optic nerve to the brain. The brain processes these signals in order to give us our sight.
If anything disrupts any of these complex processes, vision will be affected. We often tend to notice our vision more when we experience a problem.
Any change in vision can be a cause for concern. Perhaps you’re finding it harder to enjoy reading because the words are appearing somewhat blurred? Maybe you’re wondering about alternatives to prescription glasses? When any concerns with vision start affecting daily life, you shouldn’t just have to put up with it.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery that diagnoses and treats diseases and disorders of the eye. A doctor who has specialised in this area is known as a Consultant Ophthalmologist.
The consultants at BMI The Alexandra Hospital are experts in eye health, treating a wide range of eye conditions and symptoms.
They would be delighted to meet with you and help you access the most appropriate treatment for your particular requirements.
Eye health can be affected by injury, disease and illnesses such as diabetes.
The people who visit us for help often complain of one of these symptoms:
Many people with some of these symptoms, especially those aged 60+, are found to have cataracts. A cataract causes the lens of your eye to become cloudy, which stops light from passing through correctly. This affects your vision in a way that can’t be corrected by glasses or contact lenses.
Cataracts become more common as we age. There are also other conditions that commonly affect the eye, all of which can affect vision to varying degrees. In addition to cataracts, the Ophthalmology specialists at BMI The Alexandra Hospital regularly see and treat with the following conditions:
Whatever symptoms you may have, the highly experienced consultants at BMI The Alexandra Hospital will oversee every aspect of your care tailoring treatment to your specific needs and what is best for you.
They will carry out an examination of your eyes (this is known as an ophthalmologic examination), to determine your current vision and the health of your eyes. They may also take certain measurements of your eye.
This may be all that is needed to make a diagnosis, in which case your consultant will explain the results and discuss suitable treatment options with you (if treatment is needed) and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
In other cases, additional investigations may be needed, like a visual acuity test, optical coherence tomography (OCT) or a CT or MRI scan. (CT and MRI scans can be helpful when investigating symptoms like frequent headaches and migraines, or unexplained loss of vision).
When the results are back, your consultant will be able to create a treatment plan that best suits your needs. They will discuss this thoroughly with you so that you can make an informed choice about treatment.
As the largest private hospital in the country outside London, we can offer fast access to leading Consultant Ophthalmologists, with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.
Many of our eye patients are from Manchester and the surrounding areas, but due to excellent road access and the national and international reputation of our consultants, people travel from much further away, including the Isle of Man.
People may be referred to us by their optician, GP or private medical insurance provider. We treat private medical insurance and self-pay patients, and you can self-refer to avoid delay.
When you choose BMI The Alexandra Hospital for help with your eye health, you will benefit from:
If you have any symptoms in or around your eye that are causing you concern, why not book a consultation with one of our experienced specialists?
We look forward to welcoming you to BMI The Alexandra Hospital soon.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)