The London Eye Hospital is equipped with the latest diagnostic devices for the early detection of glaucoma and can offer long term regular follow up and treatment for this chronic condition.
Laser Eye Surgery
There is a wealth of information available on the internet for prospective laser eye surgery customers. We are able to offer the safest blade free Lasik with Wavefront or surface laser treatments to correct short-sight (myopia), long-sight (hypermetropia) and astigmatism. Our aim is not to be the cheapest but simply to inform you what is best for your eyes- which for some customers may be no surgery at all. For many customers however, laser eye surgery to the cornea is not the best solution and unlike many high street laser centres, as Consultant Eye Surgeons we are able to offer the whole spectrum of refractive surgery options and can direct you towards the safest and most appropriate procedure for your eyes. Almost any amount of myopia, hypermetropia or astigmatism can be treated using different lens implants or a combination of implants and laser eye surgery(which is called bioptics). Mr Qureshi who performs the laser eye surgery is one of a handful of surgeons in the UK who has undertaken a corneal and laser refractive fellowship and has performed over 15000 refractive procedures to date.
We are able to offer surgery to reduce the amount of excess skin onthe 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.
Complex reconstructive surgery
Our surgeons are some of the most experienced in the UK and are reconstruction of the front of the. This may involve special sutured lens implants, reconstruction of the iris and corneal transplantation or the use of artificial corneas.
Corneal Transplantation Surgery has undergone huge advances over the last decade. No longer is the whole cornea transplanted but only the part which is affected, whilst making the procedure much safer and reducing the chances of rejection. The London Eye Hospital is at the forefront of this transformation having pioneered some of the work a decade ago. Our current research projects include growing corneal endothelial cells in the laboratory for transplantation which do not cause any rejection and also reduce the need for donor corneas.
We perform endothelial cell transplantation (DSEK) and anterior partial thickness corneal transplants (DALK) as well as the traditional full thickness transplants (penetrating keratoplasty).