At The Princess Margaret Hospital, we offer fast, direct and convenient appointments with a private consultant ophthalmologist, to patients based in Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot. Our private eye specialists will diagnose and treat any symptoms you might be experiencing such as:
- Change in vision e.g. spots, double vision
- Loss of vision
- Physical changes to the eye
- Changes in colours
- Changes in the field of vision e.g. shadows, blurriness
Private Eye Treatments at The Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor include, but are not limited to:
Private Cataract Surgery in Windsor
Cataract is the formation of cloudiness in the eyes natural lens. The cloudiness is caused by protein cells building up into a clump that appear yellow.
This cloudiness prevents light from reaching the back of the eye which affects the vision. Cataract surgery involves making a small incision to remove the natural lens and replacing it with a new clear plastic lens.
Cataract surgery is normally a day case procedure under local anaesthetic and takes under an hour.
Private Intravitreal Injection for Age Related Macular Degeneration in Windsor
Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition that affects the centre of the retina, also known as the macula.
You may benefit from treatment for age related macular degeneration as daily tasks can become difficult due to the change in vision. Wet AMD can be treated with drugs that prevent new blood vessels from growing therefore reduces further progression of the condition.
The drugs are administered via injection into the gel like substance in the eye.
Private Glaucoma Surgery in Windsor
Glaucoma is a condition where the optic nerve suffers damage due to the high level of pressure and fluid in the eye.
The type of treatment recommended to you will depend on the type glaucoma you have. Treatment can be given in the form of eye drops, laser treatment, and in some cases surgery.
Each treatment method either drains the fluid or slows down the amount of fluid that is produced.
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.