Retinal Surgery And Treatments at The Harley Street Eye Centre London

At The Harley Street Eye Centre in London, we specialise in retinal surgery and treatments. Our dedicated team of experienced eye surgeons is committed to providing the highest quality of care to our patients.


Does any of this sound like YOU?

  • You experience excessive floaters and flashing lights in our vision?

  • You have difficulty reading or performing tasks that require fine detail?

  • You've got blurred or distorted vision, decreased central vision, or the appearance of wavy or wrinkled line?

  • You experience dark or empty areas in your vision, or the presence of new floaters?

Mr Marwan Ghabra

Clinical Director

It is important to note that these signs are not definitive indicators of the need for retinal surgery. After a thorough eye examination and the appropriate diagnostic tests, a qualified eye care professional at The Harley Street Eye Centre can determine a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, if required.

What Is The Retina And Its Function?

Located at the back of the eye, the retina is made up of light sensitive cells called photoreceptors. Photoreceptors are what enable us to see by converting the light coming into our eye into electrical pulses that then travel to the brain. The brain then interprets the impulses for us to see what we are looking at.

Retinal disorders tend to manifest in the follow ways: flashes of light, floaters, reduction in central vision or loss of vision all together.

At The Harley Street Eye Centre our aim is to prevent blindness through our experienced team of medical and surgical retina doctors, and using highly effective up to date retinal imaging and rapid implementation of treatment.

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Retinal Treatments at a Glance

At our clinic, we are proud to provide state-of-the-art treatments and diagnostics for retinal conditions. As a trusted destination for both patients and doctors, we offer a comprehensive approach to managing retinal issues.

With the expertise of our medical and surgical team, combined with advanced retinal imaging technology through our OCT angiogram scanners, we are able to achieve several key objectives:

  1. Early detection of diabetic and vascular retinal changes: By utilizing our cutting-edge imaging technology, we can identify early signs of retinal changes associated with diabetes and other vascular conditions. This allows for prompt intervention and proactive management to prevent further progression of these conditions.

  2. Diabetic retinopathy screening: Diabetic retinopathy is a common complication of diabetes that can lead to vision loss if left untreated. Our clinic offers specialized screening methods to assess the health of the retina in individuals with diabetes, enabling timely detection and appropriate treatment.

  3. Intra-vitreal injections: In certain retinal conditions, such as macular degeneration or diabetic macular edema, intra-vitreal injections are an effective treatment option. These injections deliver medication directly into the vitreous gel of the eye, targeting the specific retinal problem and helping to improve vision and prevent further deterioration.

  4. Retinal Laser Treatments: Laser therapy is often utilized in the management of retinal conditions. Our clinic offers advanced retinal laser treatments to address specific issues, such as sealing leaking blood vessels or creating scar tissue to stabilize detached retinas.

  5. Retinal surgeries: In cases where surgical intervention is necessary, our skilled surgeons perform procedures such as retinal detachment correction and vitrectomy surgery. These surgeries aim to restore retinal integrity and function, improving vision and preventing further complications.

Remember, early detection and prompt treatment of retinal conditions are crucial for preserving vision and preventing further complications. If you are experiencing any vision changes or symptoms related to your retina, we recommend scheduling an appointment with an eye specialist for a thorough evaluation.

What Is Diabetic Retinopathy?

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes, particularly the retina. It is characterized by changes in the blood vessels of the retina, including leakage and the formation of abnormal blood vessels. If you have diabetes, it is important to be aware of the potential impact on your vision and seek appropriate treatment.

Here are some key points about diabetic retinopathy and its treatment:

  1. Effects of Diabetes on the Retina: Diabetes can cause damage to the small blood vessels in the retina, leading to leakage of fluid and blood. This can result in swelling of the retina and affect the function of retinal cells responsible for clear vision.

  2. Symptoms: In the early stages, diabetic retinopathy may not cause noticeable symptoms. However, as the condition progresses, you may experience blurred vision, dark or empty spots in your vision, difficulty seeing colors, or even vision loss.

  3. Importance of Regular Eye Exams: Regular eye examinations are crucial for individuals with diabetes to monitor the health of the retina. These exams can detect the presence and severity of diabetic retinopathy, allowing for timely intervention and treatment.

  4. Treatment Options: Intra-vitreal injections are a common treatment approach for diabetic retinopathy. During this procedure, a medical retina doctor administers medication directly into the vitreous gel of the eye. The medication helps to reduce the formation of leaky blood vessels and can improve or stabilize vision.

  5. Frequency of Injections: The number and frequency of intra-vitreal injections depend on the severity of the diabetic retinopathy and the individual's response to treatment. Your medical retina doctor will determine the appropriate treatment plan for you, which may involve a series of injections over a period of time.

  6. Other Treatment Modalities: In addition to intra-vitreal injections, laser therapy may be utilized to treat diabetic retinopathy. Laser treatment helps to seal leaky blood vessels and reduce the risk of further complications.

  7. Importance of Diabetes Management: Managing your diabetes is essential in preventing and minimizing the progression of diabetic retinopathy. This includes maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and following your healthcare provider's recommendations for diabetes management.

  8. Regular Follow-up Care: Diabetic retinopathy is a chronic condition that requires ongoing monitoring and management. Regular follow-up appointments with your medical retina doctor are necessary to assess the effectiveness of treatment, monitor any changes in the retina, and adjust the treatment plan as needed.

It is crucial to work closely with our healthcare team, including our ophthalmologist or medical retina doctor, to effectively manage diabetic retinopathy. By controlling your diabetes and seeking appropriate treatment, you can help preserve your vision and minimise the impact of this condition on your daily life.

Retinitis Pigmentosa: Okustim

Trans-Corneal Electrical Stimulation Therapy

We are thrilled to introduce a groundbreaking treatment option for patients diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) at The Harley Street Eye Centre. We now offer Okustim Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation Therapy, a cutting-edge approach that holds promise in managing this progressive retinal condition.

Retinitis Pigmentosa is a genetic disorder that affects the retina, leading to gradual vision loss over time. It primarily affects the cells responsible for detecting light, called photoreceptors. As RP progresses, individuals may experience difficulties with night vision, tunnel vision, and eventually complete blindness.

The Okustim Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation Therapy offers a glimmer of hope for those living with RP. This non-invasive treatment involves the application of low-intensity electrical currents to the cornea, which stimulates the remaining retinal cells and potentially improves visual function.

At The Harley Street Eye Centre, our experienced team is trained in the delivery of this innovative therapy. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to precisely administer the electrical stimulation, ensuring safety and effectiveness.

It is important to note that Okustim Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation Therapy is not a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa. However, it has shown promising results in slowing down the progression of vision loss and enhancing visual perception in some patients. The therapy is most effective when initiated in the earlier stages of the disease.

We understand the impact that Retinitis Pigmentosa can have on individuals and their families. Our dedicated team is committed to providing comprehensive care, including diagnosis, monitoring, and now this innovative therapy. We work closely with each patient to develop personalized treatment plans and offer ongoing support.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, we invite you to reach out to us to learn more about Okustim Transcorneal Electrical Stimulation Therapy and discuss if it may be a suitable option. Our goal is to empower individuals with RP by providing the latest advancements in retinal care and improving their quality of life.

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Retinal Detachment: Urgent Treatment and Surgical Care

Experiencing excessive floaters or sudden flashing lights in your vision can be alarming, as they may indicate a possible tear or detachment of the retina from the back of the eye. In such cases, prompt medical attention is crucial to preventing further vision loss and potential complications.

If you notice these symptoms suddenly, it is important to mention them when you contact us. Our team of vitreoretinal specialists understands the urgency of retinal conditions and will prioritize your case. We strive to have a specialist reach out to you within 15 minutes to discuss your symptoms and provide appropriate guidance. Alternatively, if our response time does not align with your urgency, visiting your nearest eye casualty unit is recommended for immediate evaluation and care.

Surgery is the primary approach for treating a detached retina. At The Harley Street Eye Centre, our highly skilled surgical retina doctors are well-equipped to address retinal tears and detachments with utmost urgency and expertise. The surgical procedure typically involves a vitrectomy, which allows access to the retina and facilitates its reattachment.

Retinal tears and detachments are serious conditions that require specialised care. Our team understands the importance of timely intervention to optimize the chances of successful treatment. We are committed to providing urgent and comprehensive care for retinal issues, ensuring that you receive the necessary surgical attention from our experienced surgical retina doctors.

  • As part of our evaluation process we encourage patients to use an Amsler grid. An Amsler grid is used to improve the outcome of your treatment with us. Please contact us and we will send one to you.

If you suspect a retinal tear or detachment, do not delay seeking medical assistance. Contact us immediately or visit your nearest eye casualty unit for prompt evaluation and appropriate treatment. Rest assured, our team is dedicated to addressing your retinal condition promptly and providing the highest quality care to preserve your vision and overall eye health.

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Macular Holes: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

Macular holes are a specific condition that can affect the central part of the retina called the macula, leading to visual problems and distortion. This condition typically occurs due to sufficient traction between the vitreous gel and the retina, causing sheer forces and compromising vision.

Diagnosing a macular hole is commonly done using an OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) scan. This non-invasive imaging technique allows our specialists to visualize the structure of the retina in detail. An OCT scan can accurately identify the distinctive burrowed appearance of a macular hole, confirming the diagnosis.

Once a macular hole is diagnosed, surgical intervention is typically required to correct the condition and restore vision. At The Harley Street Eye Centre, we offer advanced surgical treatments for macular holes. The specific surgical procedure used to treat macular holes is called a vitrectomy. During a vitrectomy, the vitreous gel is carefully removed from the eye, and the hole in the macula is closed using special techniques and instruments. This allows the retina to reattach and heal, improving visual function.

In addition to surgical treatment for macular holes, The Harley Street Eye Centre provides other related treatments to address various retinal conditions. One such treatment is YAG laser treatment, which can be beneficial for specific cases. Additionally, we offer specialized care for retinal vein occlusion, a condition characterized by blockages in the veins that supply blood to the retina.

Our dedicated team of retinal specialists is well-versed in the management of macular holes and related conditions. We combine advanced diagnostic technologies, such as OCT scanning, with state-of-the-art surgical techniques to deliver optimal outcomes for our patients.

If you suspect a macular hole or have been diagnosed with this condition, we encourage you to contact us to schedule an appointment. Our experienced team will thoroughly evaluate your situation, discuss the treatment options available, and guide you towards the most suitable approach for your specific needs.

At The Harley Street Eye Centre, we are committed to providing comprehensive and personalised care to address macular holes and help improve your visual health and quality of life.

Just 8 Reasons To Choose The Harley Street Eye Centre

  • Expertise and Experience: - The Harley Street Eye Centre boasts a team of highly skilled and experienced eye specialists who are renowned in their respective fields. They have the knowledge and expertise to provide top-quality eye care and treatment.

  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: - The clinic is equipped with advanced and cutting-edge technology, ensuring that patients receive the most accurate diagnoses and effective treatments available in the field of ophthalmology.

  • Comprehensive Eye Care - The Harley Street Eye Centre offers a wide range of eye care services, including routine eye exams, refractive surgery (such as LASIK), cataract surgery, corneal transplants, glaucoma treatment, and more. Patients can receive comprehensive eye care under one roof.

  • Personalised Treatment Plans - Each patient is unique, and at The Harley Street Eye Centre, the treatment plans are tailored to meet individual needs. The doctors take the time to understand the specific concerns of each patient and develop personalised treatment strategies accordingly.

  • Strong Reputation - The Harley Street Eye Centre has built a strong reputation over the years due to its commitment to excellence. The clinic has a track record of successful treatments and satisfied patients, which is reflected in positive reviews and testimonials.

  • Commitment to Excellence - The Harley Street Eye Centre has built a strong reputation over the years due to its commitment to excellence. The clinic has a track record of successful treatments and satisfied patients, which is reflected in positive reviews and testimonials.

  • Collaborative Approach - The Harley Street Eye Centre is dedicated to providing the highest standard of eye care and treatment. They prioritise patient safety, satisfaction, and long-term visual health, making them a trusted choice for individuals seeking the best eye clinic for their needs.

  • Continuing Education and Research - The team at The Harley Street Eye Centre remains at the forefront of advancements in ophthalmology through continuous education and involvement in research. This commitment to staying updated with the latest developments ensures that patients receive the best available treatments.

Commonly Asked Questions About

Retinal Surgery

What is retinal surgery?

Retinal surgery refers to surgical procedures performed on the retina, which is the thin tissue lining the back of the eye responsible for detecting light and sending visual signals to the brain. It aims to treat various retinal conditions such as retinal detachment, macular holes, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreoretinal diseases.

When is retinal surgery necessary?

Retinal surgery is necessary when there are retinal conditions or diseases that cannot be managed effectively with non-surgical treatments alone. It is often recommended for cases such as retinal detachment, severe diabetic retinopathy, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and other complex retinal conditions.

What are the common types of retinal surgery?

Some common types of retinal surgery include vitrectomy, scleral buckle, pneumatic retinopexy, macular hole surgery, retinal laser treatments, and intraocular injections. The specific type of surgery recommended depends on the underlying retinal condition and the individual patient's needs.

Is retinal surgery safe?

Retinal surgery is generally considered safe and effective, especially when performed by experienced retinal surgeons using advanced techniques and equipment. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications, such as infection, bleeding, cataract formation, or changes in intraocular pressure. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you and provide appropriate pre- and post-operative care to minimise complications.

What is the recovery process like after retinal surgery?

The recovery process after retinal surgery varies depending on the type of surgery performed and the specific condition being treated. Generally, patients may experience discomfort, blurred vision, and redness in the eye immediately after surgery. It is important to follow post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon, which may include the use of eye drops, avoiding strenuous activities, and attending follow-up appointments for monitoring and evaluation of healing progress.

Can retinal surgery restore vision?

The goal of retinal surgery is to stabilise or improve vision, but the extent of visual improvement depends on various factors, including the severity of the underlying condition, the duration of the problem, and individual factors. While retinal surgery can often prevent further vision loss and improve visual outcomes, it may not always restore vision completely to its previous state.

Please note that these FAQs are for informational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice. It is essential to consult with a qualified eye care professional to receive an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment recommendations for your specific condition.

About Harley Street Eye Centre

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.

Located in The Heart of Harley Street London, UK

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.

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.

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.

What We Treat

The Harley Street Eye Centre offers a comprehensive range of eye care services, catering to various eye health needs. From routine eye exams to advanced procedures such as refractive surgery (e.g., LASIK), cataract surgery, corneal transplants, and glaucoma treatment.

  • Corneal Treatment and Surgery

  • Keratoconus

  • Cataract Surgery

  • Lasik Laser Eye Surgery

  • Pediatric Eye Treatments and Surgery

  • TransPRK Laser Eye Surgery

  • Cosmetic Eye Surgery

  • Dry Eye Treatments

  • Retinal Surgery and Treatments

  • Glaucoma Eye Surgery and Treatments

From Consultation to Treatment

What To Expect At Your First Visit With Us

We're excited to see you at your appointment! We want to make sure you feel comfortable and well-informed, so don't hesitate to ask us any questions about our treatments, our office, or even our payment options. Our goal is to help you get back to living your life free of visual impairment, so let's work together to make that happen!

  • Discuss your eye health goals

  • Full eye examination

  • Vision check and treatment eligibility

  • Diagnostic scans if required

  • Start a custom treatment plan

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