CORNEAL AND KERATOCONUS TREATMENT DIAGNOSITCS AND SURGERY
At the Harley Street Eye Centre we endeavour to give you choices, that is why we have a large team of corneal specialists and corneal surgeons.
Cornea Care is no different. From a simple corneal scratch to keratoconus or a full corneal transplant our cornea clinic is easy to access and comprehensive.
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CORNEAL AND KERATOCONUS SURGERY & TREATMENTS AT A GLANCE
The Harley Street Eye Centre boasts a world class group of corneal surgeons allowing us to offer surgery and treatments for any corneal condition you may have including keratoconus. With advanced corneal scanners equipped with cutting-edge algorithms for superior interpretation we are ideally placed to treat any issue arising from the cornea.
Our approach is the same for any of our other treatments, ample one on one time with your surgeon, up to date imaging on site and bespoke treatment plans designed to suit you needs and lifestyle.
Corneal surgery and treatments include:
1. Keratoconus diagnostics, imaging and treatment such as corneal cross linking and implant surgery: all of our keratoconus specialists are exceptionally experienced and highly qualified, allowing us to offer the latest treatments in line with the most up to date guidelines.
2. Corneal abrasions and scratches treatments
3. Corneal transplants
4. Laser Eye Surgery
What is keratoconus? It is a progressive eye condition of the cornea that leads to weakening and corneal thinning resulting in a change in shape.
This in turn, can lead to distortion of the light entering your eye and thus your vision is affected. The change in shape that occurs in the cornea includes coning, bulging and irregularity, resulting in a thin cornea.
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Symptoms and signs usually start in adolescence or when children are younger, and this means multiple trips to the opticians because glasses are no longer fit for purpose.
When this happens, this should be an indicator to start thinking about keratoconus. Keratoconus Patients may also complain of seeing multiple images, a symptom and phenomenon known as karatoconus ghosting.
Keratoconus can present in both eyes or in one eye at first and the second eye later. While it is considered as a rare disease, with the advent of better awareness and advanced improved imaging of the cornea, keratoconus is not as uncommon as previously thought and incidence in London and world-wide is rising.
Diagnosis primarily comes from a consultation with our keratoconus specialists in addition to comparative chronological scans to see the malformation of the cornea over time, and to determine the stages of keratoconus.
In certain populations, where suspicion is high (such as a family member with the condition) we can detect sub-clinical keratoconus.
In order to understand keratoconus treatment, we must think of this type of corneatreatment as 2 distinct processes. Both processes are available at The Harley Street Eye Centre.
The first is to stop progression of the disease through corneal collagen cross linking.
Secondly, reshaping the cornea is paramount to improving your vision.
Treatments we have available are:
1. Custom contact lenses
2. Corneal Cross Linking
3. Intra-corneal reshaping implants: Corneal ring implant, intacs surgery
4. Topography guided laser surface ablation.
5. Combined therapy: Corneal Collagen Cross Linking + laser surface ablation or corneal rings.
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From new onset Keratoconus to advanced keratoconus our team of keratoconus specialists are able to make this process less daunting through our established & comprehensive keratoconus clinic.
CORNEAL ABRASION CORNEA SCRATCH
Corneal scratches or cornea scrapes can occur anywhere, anytime. Scratching your cornea can occur when placing a contact lens, or your newborn reaching for your face and scratching your eye.
When this happens the first thing to do is not to panic despite the pain you may feel. Try to keep the affected eye closed as blinking can be painful.
What will you be feeling and experiencing?
Pain when blinking
Watery blood shot eyes
WHAT CAN THE HARLEY STREET EYE CENTRE DO FOR YOUR CORNEAL SCRATCH?
Corneal Abrasion Treatment: A clinical corneal consultation will be needed, where we will apply an eye drop to stain the eye and confirm the scratch. Scratches in the cornea tend to be in the epithelial layer (top layer of the cornea) and thus future regrowth is expected however this will take a little time.
We can assist regrowth by placing a clear bandage contact lens on to protect the cornea for a few days while regrowth occurs.
You will also be given a topical eye antibiotic to prevent infection from bacteria that may have been introduced.
Corneal Transplant is medically known as a Keratoplasty. It is a surgical procedure where unhealthy cornea is replaced with a clear new cornea from a cornea donor.
The corneal transplants our corneal transplant surgeons perform at The Harley Street Eye Centre are:
1. Full thickness Corneal Transplant: Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK)
2. Partial Thickness Corneal Transplant: Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK)
3. Endothelial Keratoplasty: Decement’s Stripping Endotheial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
For more information, please submit a contact enquiry or get in touch via telephone to speak with one of our cornea doctors.
PTERYGIUM EYE TREATMENTS & SURGERY
The white of the eye is called the sclera, and its not uncommon for a slow growth to appear which is pink and fleshy in nature. Usually, pterygium is confined to the sclera however it can encroach on the cornea and cause visual disturbance in addition to potential scarring of the cornea.
The pterygium symptoms you may experience will range from sensation of irritation, grittiness and inflammation along with potential symptoms of dryness to visual disturbance and blurry vision if the pterygium is found to encroach on the cornea.
Depending on the extent of growth, treatment may start with symptomatic relief if vision is not affected with regular monitoring. Surgical removal is an option if symptom relief becomes ineffective or if the cornea is at risk.
If you do suspect you have a pterygium do feel free to get in touch with The Harley Street Eye Centre to speak with a pterygium specialist.
Located in the heart of Harley Street in London, The Harley Street Eye Centre continues the decades-old association of eye care with 22a Harley Street. This brand new state of the art clinic offers full and comprehensive ophthalmic treatment and imaging. Medical Lead Mr. Marwan Ghabra and his team of leading ophthalmic surgeons and dedicated professionals are committed to providing world-class eye care.
The Harley Street Eye Centre provides the right eye treatment at the right time. Your eyes are precious, and you should take great care of them.
Centre for Complicated Cases
The Harley Street Eye Centre, in addition to providing high-quality eye care locally
in the UK, is quickly becoming well known internationally as a go-to centre for
complicated cases needing out of the box thinking with a strong base in currently
accepted ophthalmic practice.
When it comes to a routine eye test, a problem with squinting, double vision, loss of vision, a sore eye or unbearable eye pain or complex serious trauma to the eye, our team of experts are best suited to advise, examine and treat your eyes to bring you, improved eye health and peace of mind.
We are not just a clinic, but a technologically advanced eye care facility filled with experts who collectively have decades of experience. A leading Eye Care provider in Harley Street, London, our experienced team of ophthalmologists, opticians and experts will find the best possible solutions all in one place.
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Here at The Harley Street Eye Centre, we have the knowledge and expertise to treat your eyes.
Questions you might be asking asking: where is there an eye specialist near me? Which eye clinic offers the best vision care in London? We're right here.
Located in the heart of Harley Street, near Marylebone in London we have undoubtedly the best solutions backed up by our team of medical experts. A consultation with one of our eye doctors will be your first step towards achieving the best possible outcome for your eyes.
The Harley Street Eye Centre continues the decades-old association of eye care with 22a Harley Street. Our brand new state of the art clinic offers full and comprehensive ophthalmic treatment and imaging using the latest technology.
Medical Lead Mr. Marwan Ghabra and his team of leading ophthalmic surgeons and dedicated professionals are committed to providing world-class eye care.
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The Harley Street Eye Centre
22a Harley Street
London W1G 9BP
Tel: +44 2039682030
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