Ophthalmology

Allowing you to see the world so much clearer

Private Ophthalmology Specialist Clinic

Our Consultant Ophthalmic surgeons provide dedicated care in all aspects of ophthalmology, tailored to individual needs in fully equipped clean examination rooms.

Your vision. Our focus.

Queen Anne Street Medical Centre provides a world renowned ophthalmic service, not only to the community of London but also to regional, national and international referrals. Our mission is to provide the highest quality of personalised care by our leading clinical experts using the latest technology.

The team of experienced professionals at Queen Anne Street Medical Centre provide a complete range of Ophthalmic services including cataract removal, glaucoma surgery, blepharoplasty and asian eye lid surgery.

Specialist areas:
  • Lens replacement
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • New Lenses for macular degeneration
  • Canthopexy / Asian eye lid surgery
  • Eye Bag Removal / Blepharoplasty
  • There are four different types of intraocular lenses (IOLs)

    The procedures are a safe and permanent way to correct both short or long-sightedness, and prevent or remove cataracts.

     

Lens Replacement

If you long to be free from wearing glasses or contact lenses then lens replacement surgery may be the answer. At QASMC we have access to a selection of the most advanced lenses.

Your Consultant Ophthalmologist will advise you on which are best, taking into account a variety of factors. Following the procedure you will benefit from high definition, spectacle free vision. One of the main benefits of lens replacement surgery is that it can remove cataracts and replace them with clear lenses. But to gain an advantage from the procedure you don’t have to have cataracts. Lens replacement can be used to treat a wide range of ocular problems.


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    Did you know?

    Cataracts are the biggest cause of vision loss in the world.

Cataracts

When the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy and difficult to see through, this is known as a cataract. This can happen due to one of several reasons; age, genetics, diabetes or even trauma.

The procedure to correct cataracts involves the old clouded lens being surgically removed and then replaced by a new artificial lens. Cataract surgery is highly effective, relatively quick and very safe. Cataract surgery is a procedure to remove the lens of your eye and, in most cases, replace it with an artificial lens. Normally, the lens of your eye is clear. A cataract causes the lens to become cloudy, which eventually affects your vision.

Cataract surgery is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis, which means you don't have to stay in the hospital after the surgery. Cataract surgery is highly effective, relatively quick and very safe.


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QASMC Ophthalmic Consultants

Our vision specialists are leaders in their field.

  • Treatment options

    A range of treatments can be discussed ranging from simple eye drops for less severe cases, laser, or even surgery.

Glaucoma

2% of the UK population have Glaucoma. Glaucoma is dangerous as itis an eye disease which can go undetected right up to the point at which your eyes have suffered permanent damage. This is why it is vital to visit an Ophthalmologist for regular eye assessments.

Most cases of Glaucoma is caused by too much pressure within the eye which results in the optical nerve being squeezed. Although, pressure is not always a factor.Innovative Glaucoma detection and treatment is available at Queen Anne Street Medical Centre utilising the latest technology.


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  • AMD Statistics

    Nearly 1.5m people in the UK have macular disease. It affects people of all ages.

Age related Macular Degeneration

AMD eventually leads to loss of sight, and is the most common cause of blindness in the developed world, with between 4-6 million sufferers in the UK and 560 million worldwide.

Advanced stages of AMD can result in severe loss of sight in the central part of vision. This is often referred to as a central vision “blind spot.” This blind spot is different than the visual disturbances experienced with cataracts (clouding of the eye’s lens) and is not correctable by cataract surgery or spectacles. Side vision, or peripheral vision, is not affected by AMD, but is too low resolution to make up for lost central vision. Macular Degeneration can often be effectively treated through ophthalmic surgery. The team of Consultant Ophthalmologists at Queen Anne Street Medical Centre will advise you on the best procedures and lenses to help restore your sight.


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Our specialist team is here to help you.

  • Canthopexy Procedure

    Canthopexy is a tissue-conserving procedure that reinforces the existing tendon without cutting or detaching it.

Canthopexy

Canthopexy, also referred to as Asian eye lid surgery is a type of Blepharoplasty. Asian eye lid surgery enables a fold to be created on the upper eyelid. This achieves a rounder and larger appearance to the eyes. This outpatient procedure is fairly simple and involves removing a small amount of excess skin, fat pads and skin tissue.

This is a reconstructive surgical procedure which is used to correct drooping or sagging eyes, by tightening the muscles or ligaments that give support to the outer corners of the eyelid.

Canthoplasty essentially alters the shape of the eye. Canthopexy, on the other hand, is a less invasive surgery that is often confused with canthoplasty, but it does not change the shape of the eye.


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  • Why it's done

    You might consider blepharoplasty if droopy or sagging eyelids keep your eyes from opening completely or pull down your lower eyelids.

Eye Bag Removal / Blepharoplasty

Inevitably skin loses elasticity as we age. This is often most noticeable around the sensitive skin of the eyes.

Eye-bags can appear and the eye area may become puffy and wrinkled, giving the eyes a tired appearance. In the upper eyelid, excess skin produces a hooded effect, this can also obscure vision, Blepharoplasty is usually straightforward and can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, in order to rejuvenate the appearance of the area around the eyes.

The surgeon will remove any excess skin and fatty tissue from around the eyes and stretch the skin to smooth out any lines and wrinkles and reduce the “hooded” effect above the eyes before stitching the skin back into place. This procedure is often performed alone but many people also choose to combine it with a face lift or brow lift.


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