The Blackheath Hospital40 - 42 Lee Terrace, Blackheath, London, SE3 9UD Directions
Mon - Sun: 24 hours
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Expert treatment for eye and vision concerns
In a healthy eye, light passes easily through the clear window called the cornea and the lens, which directs it onto a thin lining of tissue at the back of the eyeball known as the retina. The retina turns this light into electrical impulses, which travel along the optic nerve to the brain. The brain processes these electrical impulses in order to give us our sight.
If something stops or interferes with any part of this complex process, vision will be affected.
Ophthalmology is the field of medicine involved in assessing, diagnosing and treating problems in and around the eye. A doctor who specialises in this area is a Consultant Ophthalmologist or Consultant Ophthalmic.
The Blackheath Hospital is the main provider of private eye care in South East London, and our highly experienced consultants treat a wide range of eye conditions and symptoms at our London hospital for people aged 18+.
The Ophthalmology specialists at The Blackheath Hospital see and treat people with the following conditions:
Whether you are interested in reducing your dependency on glasses or concerned about recent changes in your vision, your consultant will take exceptional care of you, making sure you get the correct advice and the most appropriate treatment for your particular eye condition.
Whatever your symptoms, your consultant will ensure you receive advice and guidance about the most relevant and appropriate treatment.
If anything affects your vision, it can often be quite a worrying time. If you do have any concerns, our experienced consultants are here to help you and to give you peace of mind.
They will supervise every step of your care and will carefully monitor the results of any treatment to make sure you receive the very best result.
They will conduct a detailed examination of your eyes (this is known as an ophthalmologic examination), to determine your current vision and the health of both 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 and discuss suitable treatment options.
Please note that in many cases drops will be used to dilate the pupil to examine the back of the eye. You should not drive for 4-6 hours afterwards as the vision can be blurry.
In some cases, additional investigations may be needed, such as visual fields test or optical coherence tomography (OCT), Biometry of the eye or angiography of the retina.
Rarely, you may be referred for further investigations, such as a CT or MRI scan, both of which can be easily arranged for you on-site.
Many people are recommended to us by their optician, GP or a friend or family member. We treat private medical insurance and self-pay patients, and you can self-refer to avoid delay in getting appropriate treatment.
When you visit The Blackheath Hospital, you will benefit from:
If your eyesight is causing you problems, why not book a consultation with an experienced eye doctor in London? They would be delighted to help you.