Ophth Treatments

Treatments we offer

Cataract surgery

Cataract surgical techniques have improved significantly over the last decade and cataract operations are now faster and safer than ever.

Here at Ramsay Health Care UK we offer no needle cataract surgery, also called no stitch cataract surgery, that’s quick, painless and highly effective. It’s a day case procedure that involves replacing the cataract with a new lens through a very small, self-healing hole.

In a cataract operation, the cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial lens, to give you back clear vision. There are different types of intraocular lens (IOL) that can be fitted during your cataract operation including: single focus intraocular lenses that correct long or short sightedness, dual focus intraocular lenses that aim to correct both long and short sightedness and toric intraocular lenses that correct astigmatism.  In some cases, it may even be possible to improve your eyesight to such an extent that you no longer have to rely on glasses at all.

Your ophthalmology surgeon will discuss your options for cataract surgery with you in detail, and use the latest diagnostic technology to ensure your lens meets your individual needs.

Refractive surgery

If you’ve a refractive error, such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or presbyopia, refractive surgery is a method for correcting or improving your vision.

There are various surgical procedures to adjust your eye's focusing ability such as reshaping the cornea and implanting a lens inside your eye. At Ramsay Health Care UK, we offer precision laser eye surgery techniques, LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis), and specialised lens implants to correct focusing problems. This surgery gives patients greater freedom from spectacles and contact lenses.

Vitrectomy

A vitrectomy is the surgical removal of vitreous gel (jelly like substance) from the middle of your eye. Trauma, a detached retina or diabetic eye disease can cause this gel to become cloudy, reducing your vision. A vitrectomy is normally performed under general anaesthetic and involves gently removing the gel through suction.