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Ophthalmology

BMI Healthcare has a national network of over 500 specialist Consultant ophthalmologsts dedicated to delivering expert eyecare across more than 50 hospitals in the UK. Our comprehensive ophthalmic services are offered in locations such as London, Worthing, Windsor and further afield. 

Focus on the things you love again through the very best expertise in affordable eyecare. It's fast, personalised eye treatment at your fingertips.

More than two million people in the UK are living with sight loss, and this number is expected to double to four million by 2050.   

Regular eye tests can help spot eye diseases and protect your vision, making eyecare a vital component of your healthcare journey.

There are many reasons why our comprehensive opthalmology services might be the perfect fit for you. Here's a few:

We have the best experts

We are proud to facilitate a coveted network of 500 ophthalmologists across over 50 hospitals who can efficiently diagnose and treat a range of eye problems. Our ophthalmology Consultants use a variety of diagnostic tests to investigate your eye problems and find the best eyecare for your individual needs. 

A national network means fast treatment is just around the corner, so you can experience the work of leading providers of specialist eyecare and premium expertise when you want it.

Best experts = best care. 

We have a national network

We have a dedicated network of 500 specialists across 40 locations and 50 hospitals. This network is focused on achieving the best possible outcomes and providing a solution for most eye problems. 

It's not just ophthalmologists that make up our esteemed team. Ophthalmic nurses, practitioners, optometrists and orthoptists also play a vital role in each stage of your eyecare journey, helping facilitate with expert care and keeping you informed and assured throughout your time with us.

All of this takes places within a comfortable hospital environment that offers the highest levels of stringent clinical excellence, ensuring that you are safe at all times.

We build treatment around you

It's your eyes, your way. We offer personalised treatment built around your needs. Experience consistent healthcare with a trusted specialist who understands exactly what you need and is with you every step of the way.

We offer a diverse range of treatment options built around your needs, including:

Laser eye surgery: Laser eye surgery aims to correct poor vision and either reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses.

Lens exchange surgery: Squint surgery is the treatment for “squints”, which is a deviation of one eye or the other so that both eyes are not entirely straight.

Glaucoma services: Our gluacoma services include trabeculectomy surgery, which treats glaucoma by draining out some of the fluid that has built up in your eye.

Cataract surgery: We perform thousands of cataract removal operations each year. 

We are trusted

How much do you value your sight? You need to be able to trust your eyecare specialist.

We have a team of trusted, world-class experts who will put your needs first and are known for doing so.

Better vision is our vision.

There are a number of eye problems that can affect your vision. Common eye conditions that you might need treatment for include:

Myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) and astigmatism

These eye problems can cause blurred vision. Hyperopia affects your ability to see objects that are close to you, while myopia impacts your ability to see objects at a further distance.

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

There are two forms of macular degeneration: dry and wet.

Dry AMD is caused by a gradual deterioration of your macula (a part of your retina). Dry AMD is the most common type and less serious type. It develops gradually when the light-sensitive cells in the macula slowly break down. Dry AMD can lead to loss of central vision but it rarely causes complete blindness.

Wet AMD is the more serious type and affects around 10% of people with AMD. In wet AMD, the macula becomes damaged and new blood vessels start to grow behind the macula. Wet AMD can cause you to lose central vision in weeks. All people with the wet type had the dry type first.

Cataracts

Cataracts occurs when cloudy patches form in your eye’s lens. It can become worse with time, but cataract surgery can improve your eyesight.

Glaucoma

This eye condition creates a build-up of fluid in the front part of your eye, which leads to increased eye pressure. The optic nerve that connects your eye to your brain also becomes damaged. Glaucoma surgery can prevent further damage to your optic nerve and worsening vision or vision loss.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetic eye disease that involves damage to the retina – the light-sensitive part at the back of the eye. As diabetes becomes worse, high blood sugar levels can damage the tiny blood vessels in the retina, which can break, bleed, and leak fluid.

Your ophthalmology Consultant will carry out an ophthalmic exam (eye test) before recommending treatments. This will provide an accurate diagnosis and can help establish the best ophthalmology treatments for you.  

Treatment for eye diseases can be carried out by our multidisciplinary team, comprising dedicated Consultants, nurses, ophthalmologists, optometrists and cosmetic surgeons. Our team will work with you to diagnose your eye problem and help provide effective treatment.

You're in safe hands.

Laser eye surgery

If you have myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism, laser eye surgery can improve your vision by allowing your eyes to focus better. LASIK and LASEK are two common types of laser eye surgery. These use lasers to reshape your cornea – the front surface of your eyes.

Cataract surgery

During cataract surgery, the cataract is removed using ultrasound probes and small incisions. The removed cataract is replaced with an artificial lens.

Glaucoma surgery

Glaucoma surgery (a trabulectomy) reduces pressure in your eye by draining the fluid in your eye. Your eye surgeon will create a small hole in the lining of your sclera (the white of your eye) to drain this fluid.

Eye injections for AMD

Injections can be used to treat for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These injections contain drugs, which are injected into your eye to prevent or slow the growth of the abnormal blood vessels that cause wet AMD.

YAG laser capsulotomy

YAG laser capsulotomy is a laser procedure that can quickly restore vision following posterior capsule opacification.

During cataract removal, the cloudy, natural lens in your eye is replaced with a clear, artificial lens. But in some cases, a hazy membrane can form just behind this artificial lens implant, in the bag (also known as the lens capsule) where it was placed. This affects the light coming through to the back of the eye. This condition is known as posterior capsule opacity.

Booking your ophthalmological treatment with us depends on your eye condition and recommended procedures.

To get started, you can book a consultation online with one of our many experienced ophthalmology Consultants. This is a simple and fast process.

You can also book your consultation by calling 0808 159 5068.

Specialists Offering Ophthalmology

Mr Siddharth Agrawal

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MBBS, M.S, MRCOphth, FRCOphth (London)

BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Dr Conrad Yuen

Consultant Ophthalmologist

MB ChB with Commendation

BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Mr George Palexas

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MBBCh M.Sc M.Med

BMI The Cavell Hospital 1 more BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

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Mr Jamil Hakim

Consultant Ophthalmologist

BSc (Hons), FRCS, FRCOphth, DO

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 1 more BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Amar Alwitry

Consultant Ophthalmologist

BM BS BMedSci MRCS MRCOphth FRCOphth MMedLaw PgD Cataract and Refractive Surgery

BMI The Park Hospital

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Mr Rupert Bourne

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

BSc (Hons) FRCOphth MD

BMI The Manor Hospital

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