At BMI The Blackheath Hospital, we offer private eye surgery to patients who live in Greenwich, Lewisham or Bexley.
If you are having problems with your eyes or looking to improve your vision, our specialist team at BMI The Blackheath Hospital in South East London could help you.
Private Eye Surgery in Greenwich
Our specialist ophthalmology team can diagnose and treat various eye conditions and also offer corrective and cosmetic procedures.
Do I need to see a private ophthalmologist?
If you’re experiencing any of the below symptoms, you should visit an ophthalmologist:
- Changes in your vision such as seeing spots or double vision
- Loss of vision
- Physical changes to your eye
- Changes in colour vision
- Changes in your field of vision such as shadows or blurriness
Private Eye Surgery Procedures offered in Greenwich
Private Cataract Surgery in Greenwich
A cataract is when the natural lens in your eye becomes cloudy. The most common cause is simply getting older. You might find you have blurred vision or changes in the focus of your eye.
If you have cataracts, new glasses may help to some extent. However, if the cataract is too advanced, surgery is the only option to restore your vision.
Cataract surgery normally takes between 20 and 30 minutes. It involves removing the affected lens and replacing it with a new, artificial lens. Find more information about cataract surgery here.
Private Lens Exchange Surgery in Greenwich
Lens exchange surgery is also referred to as lens replacement surgery. It involves the removal of your lens, which is replaced with an intraocular lens. It normally helps people who suffer with presbyopia or extreme far-sightedness.
The procedure is normally quite quick and is mostly performed in an outpatient setting. If you need surgery on both eyes they will need to be done separately with a gap between operations so your first eye can recover.
Private Glaucoma Surgery in Greenwich
If less invasive treatments have not worked to treat your glaucoma, you may be recommended surgery.
Glaucoma surgery aims to reduce the pressure in your eye. This can be done in several ways, and your consultant will choose the technique right for you.
Although the procedure has high success rates, the pressure can build up again so you may need glaucoma surgery again at another time. More information about glaucoma surgery can be found here.
Private Eyelid Surgery in Greenwich
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a common cosmetic procedure that 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 or general anaesthetic.
As with all cosmetic procedures, success cannot be guaranteed. Your consultant will explain in detail the possible risks and outcomes of the procedure before you decide if you would like to go ahead.
Other Private Eye Surgery Procedures offered in Greenwich
Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.
If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.
If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.