At BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital we can help with a variety of ophthalmic issues and have a range of Consultant Ophthalmologists who can diagnose and treat you.
We have a dedicated eye room in our outpatients department with all of the essential ophthalmic equipment to assess the health of the eye and also diagnose specific problems. As well as treatments to improve eye sight, we also offer cosmetic surgery procedures for the eyes such as blepharoplasty (eyelid reduction and eye bag removal).
BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital offers quick access to appointments and fast diagnosis to ensure that our patients are seen as quickly as possible.
For more information on booking an appointment please contact us directly on 01905 793333.
Cataract surgery is required when the lens inside the eye develops cloudy patches, and are no longer transparent, which can have a damaging effect on one's eyesight. Surgery is the only way to correct cataracts, and it involves replacing this cloudy lens with an artificial one. This is usually performed as a daycase procedure, under local anaesthetic.
Lens Exchange Surgery
Lens exchange surgery or sometimes referred to as refractive lens replacement, is a procedure which helps to improve one's vision, particularly if the patient is not suitable for laser eye surgery. It involves removing the natural lens and replacing it with an artificial one. When inserted the lens unfolds and adopts a natural position in the eye.
If drops or other types of laser treatment fail to treat glaucoma there are some surgical procedures which may help the condition. The most common is a trabeculectomy which involves removing part of the eye-drainage tubes to allow fluid to drain more easily.
Glaucoma surgery can be performed either under local or general anaesthetic. Other procedures include: a viscocanalostomy, a deep sclerectomy or a trabecular stent bypass.
Eyelid surgery, or otherwise known as an upper blepharoplasty is the removal of droopy or sagging skin which sits above the eyelid. This is often deemed as a cosmetic surgery procedure but is something most ophthalmic surgeons can also perform. The cause is widely due to the ageing process, however some people have naturally hooded eyelids. A lower blepharoplasty refers to excess or sagging skin underneath the lower lid which often can result in eye bags. By trimming and tightening the skin in this area can result in a more youthful appearance, and both procedures can be performed either under a local or general anaesthetic.
Below is a full list of eye treatments we offer at BMI Droitwich Spa Hospital:
- Lacrimal surgery
- Watery eye management
- Management of peri-ocular lumps and bumps
- Small incision cataract surgery
- Clear lens extraction with multifocal IOL implants
- Vitreoretinal surgery
- Macular disease surgery