The Meriden HospitalUniversity Hospital Site, Clifford Bridge Road, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV2 2LQ Directions
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Expert treatment for eye and vision concerns
When the eye is functioning normally, light passes through the lens and is focused onto a specific part of the back of the eyeball known as the retina. The retina transmits electrical signals through the optic nerve to the brain. The brain processes these signals in order to give us our sight.
If anything changes or disrupts any of these processes - whether disease, damage or disorder – vision will be affected. It is often only when we have a problem with our vision that we become aware of just how much we rely on such complex processes working properly, each and every day.
Any change in vision can be concerning. Maybe you’re finding the words on a page appear blurry as you read. Perhaps you’re struggling to see things at a distance as well as you used to. (Maybe you’re just fed up walking indoors on a cold day and having your glasses fog up because of the change in temperature!)
Whenever changes in vision affect everyday life, you may like to get expert advice.
Ophthalmology is an area of medicine involved in assessing, diagnosing and treating problems of the eye. A doctor who specialises in this area is known as a Consultant Ophthalmologist.
The consultants at The Meriden Hospital treat a very wide range of conditions and symptoms.
Whether you’re interested in reducing your dependency on glasses or have noticed changes in your vision that are concerning you, they would be delighted to help you.
Many factors can affect eye health, including disease, injury, disease and illnesses such as diabetes.
People who visit us for eye-related problems usually complain about one of the following symptoms:
These symptoms may be caused by any one of a number of eye conditions, including:
Whatever treatment you require, your consultant will oversee every aspect of your care and carefully monitor the results to ensure you continue to see the best result possible.
They will examine your eyes (an ophthalmologic examination) to measure your current vision and the health of your eyes. They may also take measurements of your eyes.
This may be all that is needed for them to make a diagnosis. Your consultant will then discuss the results with you and explore suitable treatment options.
In other cases, further investigations may be needed like a visual acuity test or optical coherence tomography (OCT). Scans such as CT or MRI can also be helpful in certain cases where bones or soft tissues need to be examined in greater detail.
When any test results are back, your consultant will discuss them with you and tailor a treatment plan to best suit your requirements.
While many of our patients are local to Coventry, others travel from Birmingham, Warwick, Leicester, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and further afield to benefit from the expertise of our highly experienced consultants.
Many people are referred by their optician, GP, another consultant such as a rheumatologist, or their private medical insurance provider. We also have medico-legal requests, recommendations from previous (or current) patients and requests for second opinions.
We see private medical insurance and self-pay patients, and you can self-refer to avoid delay.
When you visit The Meriden Hospital, you will benefit from:
For peace of mind and known expert care, book your eye appointment online today. We very much look forward to welcoming you to The Meriden Hospital soon.