Ophthalmology

The ophthalmology team at Surrey Total Health aims to provide a comprehensive vision care for the entire family, where innovative medical and surgical eye care remain the hallmarks of our group. 

Our team continue to be regarded amongst the most skilled cataract and corneal specialists in Surrey.

We offer state-of-the art cataract surgery and refractive lens based surgery to correct distance and near vision, astigmatism, and corneal diseases.

At Surrey total health, we take great pride in providing our patients with the best possible vision care in a friendly, professional, efficient manner. To learn more about how we can help you achieve clearer vision, schedule a consultation with one of our eye surgeons today.

 

Cataract surgery

Modern cataract surgery is extremely safe and so effective that 100% of vision lost to cataract formation usually is restored. If you are noticing vision changes due to cataracts, don’t hesitate to discuss symptoms with your eye doctor. It’s often better to have cataracts removed before they advance too far.

Premium Intraocular implants:

During cataract surgery, artificial lens implants are used in the eye to replace the cloudy natural lenses. These artificial lenses, known as intraocular lenses (IOLs), were once only able to correct visual blur. It left the patients dependent on eyeglasses or contact lenses. 

Early lens implants were monofocal, meaning that they had only one focal point and could not adjust to varying distances. New advances in technology have allowed for the development of multifocal/ trifocal Implants, which let patients see clearly at all distances, and can even correct astigmatism as well. Therefore, premium lens implants are ideal for cataract patients who are also suffering from presbyopia and want a replacement lens that would reduce the dependency on glasses after cataract surgery.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), also called clear lens extraction, is a popular option for patients who want to decrease or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts but are not suitable candidates for laser vision correction. RLE is typically for patients with moderate to severe farsightedness or those over the age of 50 who have become dependent on bifocals or reading glasses. During RLE, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens to correct a range of vision (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and/or presbyopia).

There are several different types of premium lens implants available for cataract patients. Your eye doctor will work with you to decide which lens is best for your individual eyes to help you enjoy long-lasting clear vision.

Refractive lens based surgery to reduce dependency on glasses.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE), also called clear lens extraction, is a popular option for patients who want to decrease or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contacts but are not suitable candidates for laser vision correction. RLE is typically for patients with moderate to severe farsightedness or those over the age of 50 who have become dependent on bifocals or reading glasses. During RLE, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens to correct a range of vision (nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and/or presbyopia).

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the UK. It can affect patients of any age. Many of who do not experience any symptoms and may not be aware that they have the disease. It actually refers to a group of diseases that cause damage to the optic nerve as a result of increased pressure within the eye, but can also be caused by a severe eye infection, injury, blocked blood vessels or inflammatory conditions of the eye.

Once diagnosed, treatment should begin as soon as possible to help minimize the risk of permanent vision loss. There is no cure for it, so treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing further damage from occurring.

Dry eyes

Dry eye is an eye condition caused by a problem with tears. Dry eye can make your eye feel dry, scratchy, irritated and uncomfortable. 

In many cases, Dry Eye is simply a part of the natural ageing process, but there are a number of other possible underlying causes, including certain medications that may reduce tear production, and medical conditions such as Sjogren’s syndrome.

Our expert ophthalmologists are among the UK’s most experienced in diagnosing the causes of eye discomfort. And once we know exactly what the problem is, we can provide a wide range of effective solutions.

Keratoconus

While a normal healthy cornea has a round shape, a cornea with Keratoconus juts out, producing a cone shape instead. The conical shape impairs vision, as it deflects light as it enters the eye on its way to the retina, which uses light to send perception to the brain.

Our trained eye doctors help many Surrey residents each year to properly diagnose and treat Keratoconus including corneal collagen cross linking to halt the progression of this condition.

Corneal dystrophies and corneal transplant

The cornea is the front most surface of the eye. It is a dome shaped clear structure which plays an important role in focusing light onto the retina. If the cornea becomes swollen, cloudy or irregular in shape, vision becomes impaired. This can occur in the setting of many different conditions such as Fuch’s Dystrophy, Keratoconus, infections, or trauma.

We offer the most customized approach to corneal transplantation. Our corneal expert, Mr Vinod Gangwani, assesses the underlying condition, evaluates exactly what layer of the cornea is affected and contributing to the visual deterioration, and creates a customized treatment plan to suit the patient’s visual needs.

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