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Private ophthalmology services at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead Glasgow.

Eye Care Scotland is our dedicated on-site facility for ophthalmology and eye care, offering an extensive range of medical and cosmetic treatments delivered by a committed team in a specialist unit.

We offer fast and convenient access to a large number of Consultant Ophthalmologists, each with their own particular sub-specialities, so you can get the specific expertise you need for your unique condition.

The consultants we work with are supported by our dedicated team specialising in eye care, including Ophthalmic Nurses, Theatre Practitioners, Optometrists and Orthoptists.

Eye Care Scotland contains a vast array of advanced diagnostic and surgical technology that enables us to treat patients for many common eye conditions as well as rarer conditions that require specialist equipment.

We’re able to offer an incredibly comprehensive range of treatments including laser eye surgery and lens surgery, cosmetic treatments such as eyelid surgery, and of course, the full range of treatments for medical conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and many other eye-related problems.

We know how important your sight is, and we understand that medical treatment in this area can be especially daunting. You can rest assured that Eye Care Scotland at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead has everything in place for safe, effective care.

Your consultant will be with you every step of the way from the initial consultation to any treatment and through your recovery, and our team will ensure your experience is straightforward and comfortable.

Ophthalmology is a medical speciality concerning the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of conditions relating to the eye and surrounding facial features such as tear ducts, eyelids and orbits (eye sockets).

The eye is a small but incredibly complex part of the body. We work with a large number of Consultants at Eye Care Scotland, all with their particular sub-specialities within the field of Ophthalmology. We’re able to offer over 30 different treatments for both common and rare eye conditions.

There are many symptoms that would prompt a visit to a Consultant Ophthalmologist. Common reasons include:

  • Blurriness
  • Double vision or loss of sight
  • Seeing spots
  • Changes to how you see colours
  • Physical changes to the eye or eye pain
  • Lumps and bumps around the eye
  • Droopy eyelids or eye bags

Because the eye is such an intricate part of the body, there are many different symptoms that might occur. If you’re experiencing anything unusual relating to your eyes, it’s important that you get seen by a specialist quickly.

Eye Care Scotland sees patients for many different reasons, from common and easily treated issues to rarer and more severe conditions.

Common medical eye conditions include:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Cornea related conditions such as Keratoconus
  • Retinal issues such as Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Watery eyes
  • Skin cancer on the eyelid

For more specific details on these conditions and more, you can visit our dedicated Eye Care Scotland pages.

Cataracts are the most common medical condition that would prompt a visit to an Ophthalmologist. Symptoms usually present as cloudy or blurry vision that develops over time and can cause more severe symptoms if left without treatment. Cataract surgery is a safe and straightforward procedure to replace the affected lens with an artificial one.

Cataract surgery is an ever-improving area of medicine and has moved forward dramatically in recent years. There are now advanced, laser-assisted options that provide some additional benefits to patients who are suitable for this procedure.

Eye Care Scotland is the only provider of laser-assisted cataract surgery in a hospital environment in Scotland. We’re proud to offer this advanced cataract treatment to many of our patients. Laser assistance allows the consultant to be more precise and offer more customised treatment options.

Traditional cataract surgery is still a popular and highly successful option for many patients and offers the same result of significantly improved vision.

Your consultant will discuss the various options available to you after a thorough diagnostic examination.

Laser eye surgery aims to reduce or eliminate your need to wear glasses and can offer a significant lifestyle improvement to people who find their glasses or contact lenses get in the way of certain activities. 

Laser eye surgery is a safe and effective procedure and can be performed quickly, with only a topical anaesthetic required. Eye Care Scotland is the only provider of laser eye surgery in Glasgow within a hospital, which means we follow the same robust clinical governance and safety procedures for laser eye surgery as we do for all of our hospital treatments. This unique benefit means you’ll receive the highest quality care, led by expert Consultant Ophthalmologists. 

If you wear glasses or contact lenses and are considering laser eye surgery, we offer a completely free consultation with one of our highly skilled Optometrists. As part of this free consultation, you’ll receive all diagnostic examinations required to understand if you’re suitable for laser eye surgery. If you are suitable, our Consultant Ophthalmologist will be able to get a guide price for treatment, discuss all of the available options and recommend which one is most suitable for you and provide you with all the information you need about the next steps. 

Lens Replacement Surgery is a suitable alternative for many patients who aren’t suitable for Laser Eye Surgery. Again, all consultations and diagnostics are free of charge to determine your suitability, with no obligation to proceed.

Read more about Laser Eye Surgery and Lens Replacement Surgery on the Eye Care Scotland website.

If you have not been referred to a specific consultant, our enquiry team is available to talk you through the consultants we work with, their wide range of experience, and their specific expertise in particular conditions and treatments.

When you arrive for your initial consultation at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead, you’ll be welcomed by our reception team, who will confirm your details and offer you a seat in our waiting area before your consultant comes to greet you.

During your appointment, your consultant will discuss your symptoms and reason for visiting, go over your medical history and any questions you have before determining the appropriate next steps.

Your consultant has access to some diagnostic equipment in the consultation room so that they can carry out certain examinations and tests there and then.

Eye Care Scotland has a comprehensive range of diagnostic testing facilities within the dedicated department at Ross Hall Clinic Braehead.

Depending on your symptoms and the diagnostic results, your consultant may also wish to refer you to another Ophthalmologist within the department that specialises in your specific condition. Rest assured that the teamwork closely together and finding the right specialist for your needs is straightforward.

If your consultant recommends a procedure, you’ll be provided with all of the details required for you to make a decision that’s right for you. If you’re paying for your own treatment, you’ll be offered a fixed quote with no hidden costs. If you’re using your private medical insurance, then it is important to obtain authorisation for any procedure ahead of time.

All surgeries are carried out in our state of the art operating theatres, well equipped for ophthalmology procedures. Our dedicated team includes specialist ophthalmology nurses and theatre practitioners who support your consultant in delivering your treatment and care. Many procedures are undertaken as a day case, which means you will be able to go home on the day of the procedure.

We’re proud of the comprehensive range of specialist eye care services we can offer, all under one roof.

Eye Care Scotland’s ophthalmology services are delivered by a highly experienced and expert team. Each treatment we offer is led by consultants with specific expertise in the sub-speciality related to your condition, so you can rest assured you are receiving care from the very best specialists available.

Our dedicated unit within Ross Hall Clinic Braehead contains state of the art technology for both diagnostics and treatment, and our clean, comfortable environment offers patients an exceptional patient experience.

You can give us a call or book online today.

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Mr Gerard McGowan

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Mr Shahriar Nabili

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Dr Iain Bryce

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Mr Sanjay Mantry

Consultant Ophthalmologist

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Mr Pedro Gonzalez

Consultant Ophthalmologist


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Dr Alasdair Purdie

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