London Eye Hospital Jersey

London Eye Hospital and Castle Quay Medical Practice

London Eye Hospital working in partnership with Castle Quay Medical Practice to bring to Jersey leading specialists in Ophthalmology.

The London Eye Hospital brings together leading Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons to create a centre of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of all eye conditions to the highest standard. All surgery is carried out at our dedicated ophthalmic hospital registered with the Care Quality Commission. All our surgeons hold or have held NHS Consultant posts and are acclaimed experts in their specialist area with an international reputation. 

We are registered with all the well known medical insurance companies such as AXA, Bupa, Norwich Union, Standard Life and others. Our mission is to simply provide the highest level of eye care without compromise.

The Service

London Eye Hospital will run regular out-patient consultations at Castle Quay Medical Practice. This means that you can book an appointment to see a relevant ophthalmic specialist to discuss any area of eye care without leaving Jersey. The appointment will take place with a consultant surgeon and optometrist within Castle Quay Medical Practice.

You will have the opportunity to discuss all treatment options including the latest technology and surgical techniques which are currently not available on the NHS some of which have been pioneered by our surgeons.

Depending on the outcome of the consultation you may decide to arrange treatment or surgery with London Eye Hospital. Any surgery will take place in London but aftercare can take place locally to reduce the inconvenience and cost of travel.

Detailed brochures for the services offered by London Eye Hospital are available from Castle Quay Medical Practice or you could ask your doctor about the services on offer.

The London Eye Hospital Team

Cataracts

Every eye contains a small lens. In a young normal eye this lens is clear and focuses the light entering the eye onto the retina. As we age the lens begins to harden and loses the ability to focus from near to distance and back again. This is known as presbyopia and begins around the age of 40 years. The earliest symptom is difficulty seeing things up close and bifocal or varifocal glasses become necessary for some people to see clearly at all distances. As the natural lens in the eye continues to age further it starts to become cloudy and brown in colour resulting in hazy or blurred vision and colours lose their brilliance. This is called a cataract. At first frequent changes in glasses prescription can help, but left untreated cataracts can eventually lead to blindness.

 

The only way to see clearly after cataracts develop is to have them removed and replaced by an intraocular lens implant to restore vision. It is a safe and commonly performed medical procedure. Worldwide over 15 million procedures are carried out in each year.

Surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and typically takes only 15-30minutes.The eye is most commonly numbed by topical anaesthesia making the procedure virtually painless without using any needle injections. The new lens implant is then positioned in the same space the natural lens occupied. You will be allowed to go home soon afterwards where you can relax and enjoy the rest of the day. Most people can resume their daily activities in a day or so.

Everyone heals at a different rate but in most cases vision is improved within 24 hours and continues to improve as your eye heals and you become more accustomed to using your new lens

 

Freedom from glasses

One of the areas of specialism at London Eye Hospital is Intra Occular Lens (IOL) implants. This surgery allows patients to enjoy life without glasses or contact lenses. Unlike many other health care providers we are completely open and transparent about the lens we choose to use. We have access to every lens on the market, in some cases we have pioneered the surgery in the UK. Although we have experience of all lens that are available we only choose to use the best for our patients. In some cases where a patient has very individual requirements we will have a bespoke lens manufactured just for them. We pride ourselves on offering the best quality lenses, with the best surgeons designed around achieving the best results for our patients.

Age related macular degeneration

At London Eye Hospital we are able to offer a comprehensive assessment, monitoring and management package for Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition that leads to the gradual loss of central vision. Central vision is used to see what is directly in front of you, during activities such as reading or watching television for example. The central vision becomes increasingly blurred leading to symptoms including:
• difficulty reading printed or written text (because it appears blurry)
• colours appear less vibrant
• difficulty recognising people's faces


AMD usually affects both eyes but the speed in which it progresses can vary from eye to eye.

 

There are various options for treatment available through London Eye Hospital that can be discussed with your consultant.

 

Diabetic Eye Conditions

Diabetes affects the tiny blood vessels of the eye and if they become blocked or leak then the retina and possibly your vision will be affected, this is called diabetic retinopathy. The extent of these changes determines what type of diabetic retinopathy you have.

 

London Eye Hospital offers unique laser therapy treatments for diabetic retinopathy, your consultant will be able to discuss your condition and suitability for treatment.

 

Ocular Plastic Surgery

We are able to offer surgery to reduce the amount of excess skin on the upper and lower eyelids (blepharoplasty) to give a more youthful appearance. We also collaborate with Consultant Plastic Surgeons to combine this with a face lift and can also offer the usual range of non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers and Botox. Consultations are available at Castle Quay Medical Practice with a specialist plastic surgeon.

 

Book an appointment

If you wish to make an appointment please call us directly on 0800 612 2021 and we can discuss your requirements and arrange a local appointment for you. Alternatively appointments can be arranged through the Castle Quay Medical Practice reception.

 

 

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