Ophthalmology is the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye. The consultant ophthalmic surgeon at The Foscote Hospital is Mr Paul Rosen. He performs a number of procedures to help with eye problems, including cataracts and age-related wet macular degeneration (AMD).
Ophthalmology procedures available include cataract removal surgery, implant of intraocular lens (IOL) (phacoemulsification) and intravitreal injections for age-related wet macular degeneration (AMD).
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 severely on your ability to read properly, recognise faces and drive safely. The most popular type of cataract removal surgery is phacoemulsification as it is carried out under local anaesthetic. It 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.