Our ophthalmology consultant, Mr Paul Rosen, carries out eye surgery procedures at The Foscote Hospital for cataract removal and implant of intraocular lens (IOL) (phacoemulsification) and intravitreal injections for age-related, wet, macular degeneration (AMD).
Ophthalmology is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye. Procedures available at The Foscote Hospital are cataract surgery and intravitral injections for macular degeneration.
Cataracts develop slowly, often with age, and may affect one or both of your eyes, clouding the lens and blurring your vision, sometimes together with other symptoms. Cataracts can impact significantly on your ability to read properly, recognise faces and drive safely. Phacoemulsification is the most popular cataract removal surgery, as it is carried out under local anaesthetic and usually only takes a short time to perform on one eye so you should be able to return home the same day.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) has the same symptoms as cataracts. Vision can be improved by an intravitreal injection which delivers medicine inside your eye.