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At BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital, we offer fast, direct and convenient appointments with a private consultant ophthalmologist, to patients based in Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot.
At BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital, we offer fast, direct and convenient appointments with a private consultant ophthalmologist, to patients based in Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot. Our private eye specialists will diagnose and treat any symptoms you might be experiencing such as:
Cataract is the formation of cloudiness in the eyes natural lens. The cloudiness is caused by protein cells building up into a clump that appear yellow.
This cloudiness prevents light from reaching the back of the eye which affects the vision. Cataract surgery involves making a small incision to remove the natural lens and replacing it with a new clear plastic lens.
Cataract surgery is normally a day case procedure under local anaesthetic and takes under an hour.
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the centre of the retina, also known as the macula.
You may benefit from treatment for age related macular degeneration as daily tasks can become difficult due to the change in vision. Wet AMD can be treated with drugs that prevent new blood vessels from growing therefore reduces further progression of the condition.
The drugs are administered via injection into the gel like substance in the eye.
Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve suffers damage due to the high level of pressure and fluid in the eye.
The type of treatment recommended to you will depend on the type glaucoma you have. Treatment can be given in the form of eye drops, laser treatment, and in some cases surgery.
Each treatment method either drains the fluid or slows down the amount of fluid that is produced.
An optical coherence tomography scan (commonly referred to as an OCT scan) uses light rays to create a detailed image of the back of the eye.
OCT scans can help diagnose conditions such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinopathy. The centre and side vision of the patient is examined to measure how severe the condition is.
Dilation isn't required for an OCT scan as during the assessment the front of the eye is also examined.
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.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' 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)