Shirley Oaks HospitalPoppy Lane, Shirley Oaks Village, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 8AB Directions
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Expert treatment for eye and vision concerns
Any change in vision can be a concern. Perhaps you’ve noticed that reading has become less enjoyable because the words are harder to see, or maybe you’re struggling with blurred vision. When any kind of change in your vision starts to affect daily life, we don’t believe that you should just have to put up with it.
Ophthalmology involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the eye. A doctor who specialises in this area is known as a Consultant Ophthalmologist.
The consultants at The Shirley Oaks Hospital are experts in eye health and help treat a very wide range of conditions and symptoms. Whether you’d like to reduce your dependency on glasses or would like to explore treatment options for a degenerative eye condition, they will help you get the most appropriate treatment, sooner.
Many factors can affect eye health, including injury, high pressure inside the eye and illnesses such as diabetes.
People usually visit our consultants to get help for one of these common symptoms:
People with some of these symptoms are often found to have cataracts. A cataract causes the lens of your eye to become cloudy, preventing light from passing through it correctly. This affects vision and cannot be adequately corrected by glasses or contact lenses.
Cataracts are extremely common, particularly as we age. Unfortunately, they are not the only problem that can affect our eyes. The Ophthalmology specialists at The Shirley Oaks Hospital also see and treat with the following conditions:
Glaucoma is often treated in stages. Eye drops may to help lower pressure in the eye. Where this doesn’t help, corrective surgery may be needed. There are different ways this can be done, one of which is a trabeculectomy to drain some of the fluid in your eye in order to relieve the pressure. Although this surgery won’t restore vision, it can help prevent additional damage to the optic nerve.
Whatever symptoms you may have, our experienced consultants are here to help you. They will oversee every aspect of your care and carefully monitor results of any treatment to ensure you always receive the most appropriate support.
They will conduct a detailed examination of your eyes (this is known as an ophthalmologic examination), to check your current vision and the health of your eyes. They may also take measurements of your eye.
In many cases, this will be all that is needed to make a diagnosis. Your consultant will then explain the results to you, discuss suitable treatment options and answer any questions you may have.
In other cases, further tests may be needed such as a visual acuity test or optical coherence tomography (OCT). Occasionally, you may be referred for further investigations, such as a CT or MRI scan. This will often be if you have symptoms like unexplained loss of vision or frequent headaches or migraines.
When the results of any tests are back, your consultant will tailor a treatment plan for your specific requirements and discuss this fully with you.
Many people are recommended to us by a friend or family member, while others are referred by their optician, GP or private medical insurance provider. We treat private medical insurance and self-pay patients, and you can self-refer to avoid delay.
When you visit The Shirley Oaks Hospital for help with your eye condition, you will benefit from:
If your eyesight is causing you problems, why not book a consultation with one of our experienced specialists?