Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
It is vital to treat early-stage AMD in a timely manner. This can slow the process of vision-loss, allowing you to maintain your eyesight for as long as possible. At the Harley Street Eye Clinic, we offer a tailored treatment programme depending on your needs, using the latest medicines and technologies available.
Floaters, flashing lights and posterior vitreous detachment (PVD)
Retinal tear or detachment
If you have a retinal tear, laser treatment would be required in the first instance. The laser technique used creates tiny spots of ARGON laser around the tear. The tear is usually around 0.5mm in length and these laser spots circumscribe this area to create heat spots forming a scar around the tear. Effectively, the scarring seals the tear and prevents fluid from entering behind the retina. In this way, this treatment prevents retinal detachment.
Patients with vitreous haemorrhages and diabetes require careful surveillance because if the haemorrhage does not resolve on its own and it is left untreated for too long, the diabetes can affect the back of the eye starving the retina of oxygen, at which point it may be too late for adequate treatment to preserve eyesight.
Macular hole, epiretinal membrane & vitreomacular traction (VMT)
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To discuss the cause and treatment of your condition, please call us on the number below.
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0207 060 0086
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