Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine that involves the study and treatment of eye disorders and diseases.
Your eyes are complex organs, made up of many different parts, and there are numerous eye diseases and conditions that can affect them. Common problems include: cataracts, cornea conditions, glaucoma, and retinal disease.
Our highly skilled consultant ophthalmologists diagnose and treat many eye diseases and perform eye surgery. Many of our ophthalmologists are also involved in scientific research on the causes and cures for eye diseases and vision disorders. They are knowledgeable of, and experienced with, the latest treatment options and procedures for our patients in order to provide the best care possible.
At Ramsay Health Care UK hospitals, we diagnose and treat a wide range of common and complex eye conditions. We provide diagnostic services to assess conditions including: glaucoma, retinal diseases, age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, corneal problems and eye cancers. We offer the latest treatments including no needle cataract surgery, cornea transplant surgery, and refractive surgery, as well as cosmetic procedures such as blepharoplasty.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in your eye, which causes blurred vision. Cataracts are very common, and can occur naturally as a result of ageing of the eye after the age of 40. Congenital cataracts may be present at birth or developed during childhood.