Corneal Disease

Corneal Disease

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Leading Corneal Disease Treatment in London

Have you been diagnosed with a corneal disease and are looking for advanced treatment options?

Welcome to Eye clinic London, a private clinic dedicated to one of the most critical aspects of eye health: corneal diseases. Our mission is to provide comprehensive information, diagnostics, and treatments for various corneal conditions, led by one of the UK's top corneal surgeons, Mr Samer Hamada.

What is Cornea?

The cornea, the eye's clear, protective outer layer, plays a crucial role in vision.

Corneal disease refers to a variety of conditions that affect this essential part of the eye. These diseases can range from common infections and inflammations, like keratitis and conjunctivitis, to more complex conditions such as keratoconus and corneal dystrophies.

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Causes and Symptoms of Corneal Disease

Various factors cause corneal diseases, including infections, genetic predisposition, environmental elements, and traumatic injuries. Symptoms may vary, but often include redness, pain, blurred vision, light sensitivity, and excessive tearing. It's crucial to recognize these symptoms early, as timely diagnosis and treatment are key to preventing severe complications, including vision loss and blindness.

Ultimate Cornea Specialists in UK

At Eye Clinic London, we understand the gravity of these conditions. Our state-of-the-art clinic is equipped with advanced diagnostic tools to accurately identify the type and severity of corneal disease. Our friendly and experienced team, led by a renowned corneal surgeon, Mr Hamada known for their expertise and successful outcomes in the UK, offers personalized care for each patient. Mr Hamada performed more than 1,000 corneal grafts, including on the youngest of his patients.

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Most Advanced Treatments

Our approach is comprehensive. We not only focus on treating the current condition but also on preventing future complications. We offer a range of treatments, from medication and corneal cross-linking to advanced surgical options like corneal transplants and the most advanced treatment – Corneal Human Inlays.

Our goal is to restore and preserve your vision, ensuring the highest quality of life.

The journey of managing and treating corneal disease can be challenging, but you are not alone. At Eye clinic London, you'll find a supportive community and a team dedicated to your eye health. Trust us to be your partner in preserving your sight. Welcome to a place of hope, healing, and the highest standard of eye care.

Infectious Keratitis

Infectious Keratitis

Infectious keratitis is a severe infection of the cornea, the transparent and most anterior part of the eye. It is typically caused by contact lens wear.

My expertise in managing eye surface diseases and infections means that you are in the best hands to treat your eye infection.

Early treatment is necessary to prevent any damage to the cornea as an infection could lead to corneal scarring, melting or loss of vision within 48 hours.

I can treat milder infections with intensive drops that you can administer yourself at home. More serious infections may require admission to hospital for intensive day and night eye treatment.

If the vision is severely affected, surgical intervention, lasers and collagen cross-linking may be necessary to manage it..

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Corneal Treatment Innovations by Mr Hamada

Mr Samer Hamada distinguishes himself in the field of ophthalmology with his dual expertise in managing corneal diseases across both adult and paediatric care. He is instrumental in advancing corneal treatments, pioneering the use of sophisticated procedures such as Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) and Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK). Additionally, Mr Hamada is a forerunner in the implementation of Corneal Human Inlays treatment, utilising the latest technologies to treat corneal conditions. His comprehensive training and innovative approach have solidified his status as a leading corneal surgeon, offering cutting-edge solutions and restoring vision for patients in United Kingdom and globally.

Corneal Transplant

A cornea transplant is an operation to remove all or part of a damaged cornea and replace it with healthy donor tissue.

A cornea transplant is often referred to as keratoplasty or a corneal graft. It can be used to improve sight, relieve pain and treat severe infection or damage. One of the most common reasons for a cornea transplant is a condition called keratoconus, which causes the cornea to change shape.

The type of cornea transplant you have will depend on which part of the cornea is damaged and how much of the cornea needs replacing. The options include: Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK) – a full-thickness transplant, Superficial Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (SALK), Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) or Endothelial keratoplasty (EK) – replacing the deeper (back) layers of the cornea.

A cornea transplant can be carried out under general or local anaesthetic. The procedure usually takes less than an hour and depending on your circumstances; you can either leave the hospital the same day or stay overnight.

If the procedure involves the transplantation of the outer cornea, the new outer cornea is held in place with stitches, which usually stay in for at least12 months.

An endothelial transplant doesn’t require stitches. It’s held in place by an air bubble until a few days later when it naturally sticks to the deep layer of the cornea.

In most cases, a cornea transplant procedure lasts less than an hour.

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After a cornea transplant

The recovery time for a cornea transplant depends on the type of transplant you have. It takes about 18 months to enjoy the final results of a full-thickness transplant, although it’s usually possible to provide glasses or a contact lens much earlier.

Recovery is usually faster after replacing just the outer and middle layers (DALK). Endothelial transplants (EK) tend to have a faster recovery time of months or even weeks.

It’s essential to take good care of your eye to improve your chances of a good recovery. You should not rub your eye and avoid activities such as contact sports and swimming until we tell you it’s safe.

Are there any risks involved in cornea transplant surgery?

As with all types of surgery, there is a risk of complications. These can include the new cornea being rejected by the body, infection and further vision problems.

Around 95% of full-thickness cornea transplants in low-risk conditions such as keratoconus, last a minimum of 10 years.

In most cases, a cornea transplant procedure lasts less than an hour.

Finance & Insurance

Premier eye care with flexible payment and insurance options. Our team aids with finances, letting you focus on vision and health. We are here to provide more information. Contact us.

Our Location

Strategically located in Wimpole Street, Harley Medical District, Marylebone, in the heart of London, our clinic is easily accessible, ensuring that your journey to exceptional eye care is as convenient as possible. Our central position ensures that you can easily reach us from various parts of the city.

Wimpole street in Marylebone is not just an address; it’s a hub of convenience and accessibility. With excellent transport links and a wealth of amenities nearby, your visit to Eye Clinic London will be convenient and hassle-free experience.

Whether you are a local resident or visiting form other parts of UK or abroad, our location will provide you with seamless connection to the private eye doctor in London.

When choosing to travel by public transport please alight at Bond Street Station and walk for 7 mins, alternatively exit at Oxford Circus station or Baker Street Station and walk for 10 mins.

Street parking is available.

Eye Clinic London 22 Wimpole Street
London W1G 8GQ

Queen Victoria Hospital Corneoplastic Unit Holtye Road
East Grinstead RH19 3DZ

The McIndoe Centre Holtye Road East
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