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Impaired vision can have a significant impact on your life. We understand that our customers desire ophthalmology treatment delivered by experts in a safe and comfortable environment.

We have a national network of over 500 specialist Consultant Ophthalmologists dedicated to delivering expert eyecare. Our comprehensive ophthalmic services are offered across the UK in over 50 hospitals.

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We offer the best expertise in affordable eyecare by providing fast access to reputable Consultant specialists and personalised eye treatment. Our hospital teams provide a Consultant-led service and offer an extensive range of treatments and surgeries for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and squints.

As our entire patient pathway takes place within a hospital environment, we work to the highest standard of clinical governance and follow stringent processes to ensure quality outcomes for patients.

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

We are proud to offer Consultant-led care via our network of Ophthalmologists who provide high-quality care in diagnosing and treating 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.

We have a dedicated network of 500 specialists that provide eyecare in over 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 team. Ophthalmic Nurses, Optometrists and Orthoptists also play a vital role in each stage of your eyecare journey, helping facilitate the expert care you will receive 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 clinical excellence, ensuring that you receive safe, high-quality care.

We offer personalised treatment built around your needs. Our experienced specialists will understand exactly what you need and will build a treatment plan for you.

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

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

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

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:
An alternative to laser eye surgery.

Squint surgery:
To treat “squints”, which is a deviation of one eye so that both eyes are not entirely straight.

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


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


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.

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 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.

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.

Diabetic retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a diabetic eye disease that involves damage to the retina (the light-sensitive area at the back of the eye). High blood sugar levels can damage the tiny blood vessels in the retina, which can break, bleed and leak fluid.

Cataract surgery

During cataract surgery, the cataract is removed and the cloudy, natural lens in your eye is replaced with a clear, artificial lens.

Glaucoma surgery

Glaucoma surgery (a trabulectomy) reduces pressure in your eye by draining the fluid from 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 wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These contain drugs that 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.

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).

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

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 book your consultation online or by calling us on 0141 300 5009.

Specialists Offering Ophthalmology

Mr Saurabh Goyal

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


BMI The Blackheath Hospital

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Mr Gerassimos Lascaratos

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

FRCOphth, PhD in Glaucoma, University College London, MRCSEd, MSc(Oxon) in Glaucoma, St Peter’s College, Oxford University, MBBS

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 4 more BMI The Cavell Hospital BMI Hendon Hospital BMI The Kings Oak Hospital BMI The London Independent Hospital

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Mr V.K. Wagh

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital

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Mr Vaughan Tanner

Consultant Ophthalmic, Cataract and Vitreoretinal Surgeon

BSc Hons (Lond), MBBS (Lond), FRCOphth (Lond)

BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital

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Miss Tree Richardson

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Mbbs (hons), Bsc, FRCS (ophth)

BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital

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