Eye Clinic in South East London

ophthalmology

At BMI The Blackheath Hospital, in South East London, we have a team of consultant Ophthalmologists who 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 Blackheath

Laser eye surgery is often referred to as vision correction. It is the re-shaping of the cornea in your eye. It can help with eye conditions such as long-sightedness, short-sightedness and astigmatism.

Your consultant will assess your condition, but this procedure is usually suitable for people who have had their eye prescription stay roughly the same for over two years.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is the removal of the natural lens of the eye as it has formed a cataract that is interfering with your vision. 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 would like the surgery performed. Normally cataracts get worse over time. Surgery is the only way to improve your vision if you have a cataract.

Lens Exchange Surgery

Lens exchange surgery is often referred to as lens replacement surgery. It involves the removal of your lens and it is replaced with an intraocular lens. It normally helps people who suffer with presbyopia or extreme farsightedness.

The procedure is normally quite a quick procedure and is mostly performed in an outpatient setting, if both eyes require the surgery then 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, other treatments will be recommended such as eye drops or laser. If these have not worked then glaucoma surgery could be suitable for you.

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

Even though the procedure has high success rates, the pressure can build up again so you may need glaucoma surgery at another time.

Eyelid Surgery

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

Depending on your consultant and the type of procedure you require this can be carried out under local of general anaesthetic.

As with all cosmetic procedures' success cannot be guaranteed and your consultants will explain in detail the procedure the possible risk / outcomes before you decide if you would like to go ahead.

At BMI Blackheath Hospital in south east London we offer the following ophthalmic treatments:

To book an appointment or find out more information about our ophthalmology services call us at 020 8318 7722 or make an online enquiry here.