Eye health: why London Medical?
Why London Medical for Eye Health?
The consultants working within London Medical’s Ophthalmology Clinic have an extensive range of expertise when it comes to carrying out eye tests, reaching a diagnosis and managing the treatment of eye disorders. With the latest state-of-the-art equipment, we provide a dedicated service to patients of all ages, so you can be confident that you’re receiving a first class service.
Leading edge treatments and technology
In addition to our particular strength in treating retinal vascular disease (including the use of leading edge intravitreal injections), we also provide expertise in cataracts, glaucoma, uveitis and conditions for which specialist oculoplastic surgery is required.
There is a full suite of supporting services including lasers for photodynamic therapy, retinal disease and YAG laser treatments as well as all the equipment necessary to carry out extensive ophthalmic investigations.
We offer medical photography for same day fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, computerised visual field analysis, and specialist optometry.
One-stop-shop simplicity, on a daily basis
As ever at London Medical, your convenience comes first. Our “one-stop-shop” service means that you may very well be able to avoid multiple clinic visits, which is particularly important for patients undergoing intravitreal therapies.
Our Consultant Ophthalmologist service is available daily. And with the patient-centred care that typifies London Medical, you’ll find wheelchair access and facilities for the partially sighted throughout the clinic.
Turning to some of our key treatment areas:
We’ve made tremendous progress in the treatment of some types of age-related macular degeneration. And today our eye clinic is one of London’s leading centres for this type of therapy, using intravitreal injections of anti-angiogenic agents such as Lucentis®, Macugen® and the unlicensed Avastin® for treatment of this debilitating condition.
Recent results have been remarkable, with up to 40% of patients improving their vision to 20/20.
YAG laser therapy
This highly advanced laser, with its excellent optical characteristics, is used for treating secondary cataract or scar tissue and non-invasive iridotomy for narrow angle glaucoma – all with minimal lens pitting. This procedure can be performed immediately, at the time of consultation.
These specialist lasers are used to treat ophthalmic conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, macular oedema, glaucoma and retinal ischaemia. Laser therapy can be performed upon diagnosis, for same-day treatment.
Photodynamic therapy (PDT)
In this type of laser treatment, a photosensitive dye and a laser light selectively target exudative age-related macular degeneration to stabilise and sometimes improve vision. Our laser clinic is well staffed for urgent PDT treatments, which can be performed after fluorescein angiography and a 3D optical coherence tomography (OCT) test to allow same-day treatment.
As well as handling complex retinal eye conditions, London Medical also has specialists dealing with acute conditions that may require surgery – together with state-of-the-art facilities for all procedures.
A cataract is an opacity or cloudiness that develops in the lens of the eye. If left untreated, it will usually continue to develop until vision is completely obscured and the eye is blind.
Today, thanks to the development of artificial intra-ocular lenses and ‘key-hole’ (small-incision) surgical advances, cataract removal in experienced hands is one of the safest forms of surgery, with excellent results.
The benefits associated with modern cataract surgery are numerous and there is now no need for anyone to change their lifestyle as a consequence of developing cataracts.
Cataract Ophthalmic services
- Cataract assessment and post-operative care
- 3D optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanning
- Biometry and auto-refraction
- Computerised assessment of visual fields
- Corneal topography
- Fluorescein angiography
- Fundus photography (digital)
- Visual Fields Analysis
Patients with this condition typically suffer with blurred vision, usually in one eye – and photophobia (difficulty looking at light) and reports of eye-strain are not uncommon, together with symptoms such as multiple ghost images and flaring around light sources.
Our expertise at London Medical lies in diagnosing keratoconus in its early stages, when it can very hard to detect. Our team is also highly skilled in all forms of treatment, which vary widely from specialist contact lenses (London Medical has an in-house specialist optometrist) to a range of surgical options which can be discussed with your specialist.
Blepharitis is the medical term for inflammation of the eyelids. It is a very common condition which, although it can affect all ages, is more common in the elderly.
It’s a chronic disease for which there is no cure, but symptoms can be improved and controlled. And our specialists will be happy to discuss the most effective treatment options with you.