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Ophthalmology in Canterbury, Kent

The Chaucer Hospital offers high-quality ophthalmic care to patients based in Canterbury, Faversham and Dover.

The Chaucer Hospital offers high-quality ophthalmic care to patients based in Canterbury, Faversham and Dover.

The Chaucer Hospital is found in the historic city of Canterbury, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the English county of Kent. Our patients come to us from local areas such as Faversham, Thanet, Herne Bay and Whitstable, as well as Deal, Wye, Ashford and Maidstone. Our expert consultants, world-class facilities and truly compassionate team also attract people from further afield, across the UK and even abroad.

Our welcoming environment and friendly team make the Chaucer Hospital a popular choice for patients.

It can be worrying to have concerns about your eyesight, especially if you are experiencing impaired vision or pain, and we can help you get the right diagnosis and treatment.

Private Eye Clinic in Canterbury

Our ophthalmologists are experienced in treating acute eye complaints and helping patients manage long term conditions. We also offer cosmetic procedures for those wanting surgery for aesthetic purposes.

Most ophthalmic procedures can be performed in a few hours under local anaesthetic. It is likely you will be discharged the same day and be able to recover in the comfort of your own home.

Private Eye Surgery Procedures offered in Canterbury

Private Cataract Surgery in Canterbury

Cataracts are a common eye condition which can lead to blurred vision. Sometimes surgery is the only way to restore normal eyesight.

Surgical cataract removal is usually a straightforward process and the exact procedure depends on the needs of the individual patient.

Private Lens Exchange Surgery in Canterbury

If you wear glasses or contact lenses you may decide to opt for lens surgery to improve your vision.

There are different procedures available depending on your age and overall health.

Private Glaucoma Surgery in Canterbury

Glaucoma is a degenerative disease caused by increased eye pressure within the eye.

Although you cannot reverse the effects of glaucoma you can have surgery to prevent damage to the optic nerve from getting worse.

Private Eyelid Surgery in Canterbury

Skin can become increasingly slack around the upper and lower eyelids.

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove excess skin which can reduce puffiness, widen and tighten the appearance of the eye area.

Private Age-related Macular Degeneration in Canterbury

Without treatment, age-related macular degeneration can severely impair your vision and affect your quality of life.

Depending on the type of AMD you have, our ophthalmologists can advise the best course of action.

Private Benign and Malignant Tumours Treatment in Canterbury

Most tumours of the eye are benign but, you may still choose to have them operated on for aesthetic purposes or if they disturb your vision.

If a malignancy is found we also offer a range of cancer services to support you through all stages of diagnosis and treatment.

Other Private Eye Surgery Procedures offered in Canterbury

  • Adult Squint surgery
  • Orthoptic consultation

At The Chaucer hospital in Canterbury we offer the following treatments relating to ophthalmology:

Payment Options

Accessing private healthcare is easy, whether you choose to pay directly or use private medical insurance.

If you are paying for yourself, we can usually offer an upfront cost which you can then choose to pay in full or access one of our easy payment options.

If you have insurance, we can arrange direct settlement with your insurance provider, although you should check in advance to see if your treatment is covered. For more information, visit our private medical insurance page.

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