BMI The Chaucer Hospital offers high-quality ophthalmic care in a convenient location within central Canterbury. Our welcoming environment and friendly team make the Chaucer Hospital a popular choice for patients.
It can be worrying to have concerns about your eyesight, especially if you are experiencing impaired vision or pain and we can help you get the right diagnosis and treatment. Our ophthalmologists are experienced in treating acute eye complaints and helping patients manage long term conditions. We also offer cosmetic procedures for those wanting surgery for aesthetic purposes.
Most ophthalmic procedures can be performed in a few hours under local anaesthetic. It is likely you will be discharged the same day and be able to recover in the comfort of your own home.
Our ophthalmic procedures include:
Cataracts are a common eye condition which can lead to blurred vision. Sometimes surgery is the only way to restore normal eyesight. Surgical cataract removal is usually a straightforward process and the exact procedure depends on the needs of the individual patient.
Lens Exchange Surgery
If you wear glasses or contact lenses you may decide to opt for lens surgery to improve your vision. There are different procedures available depending on your age and overall health.
Glaucoma is a degenerative disease caused by increased eye pressure within the eye. Although you cannot reverse the effects of glaucoma you can have surgery to prevent damage to the optic nerve from getting worse.
Skin can become increasingly slack around the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove excess skin which can reduce puffiness, widen and tighten the appearance of the eye area.
Age-related macular degeneration
Without treatment, age-related macular degeneration can severely impair your vision and affect your quality of life. Depending on the type of AMD you have, our ophthalmologists can advise the best course of action.
Benign and Malignant Tumours
Most tumours of the eye are benign but, you may still choose to have them operated on for aesthetic purposes or if they disturb your vision. If a malignancy is found we also offer a range of cancer services to support you through all stages of diagnosis and treatment.
- Adult Squint surgery
- Orthoptic consultation
At The Chaucer hospital in Canterbury we offer the following treatments relating to ophthalmology:
To book an appointment or find out more information about our ophthalmology services call us at 01227 825100 or make an online enquiry here.