Retinal & Vitreo-retinal Services
The retina is the layer of nerve cells at the back of the eye. Common conditions affecting the retina include age-related macula degeneration (AMD), diabetes, and retinal detachment.
We provide a fully comprehensive retinal service including micro-incisional vitrectomy surgery and Lucentis therapy for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Our retinal imaging equipment is state-of-the-art, allowing detailed assessment of retinal conditions and the use of new “virtual clinics” for monitoring.
Retinal laser is delivered with a PASCAL laser system, which reduces any discomfort dramatically, and also speeds up and improves the accuracy of retinal laser treatments.
We have recently started using implants of a novel slow-release steroid drug called Ozurdex for retinal vein occlusions.
Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
Untreated this is the commonest cause of blindness in the UK amongst people over the age of 55. Early treatment is now extremely effective. If you notice straight lines looking distorted or develop blurred vision then see your optician who can arrange “fast track” referral through to our AMD service within 1 week for urgent treatment if needed.