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London’s Leading Private Glaucoma Treatment Clinic

Have you recently learned that you are at risk of glaucoma or has your loved one been diagnosed, leaving you searching for answers and options?

At Eye Clinic London, we are committed to manage and monitor your ocular health through our comprehensive glaucoma care. Glaucoma is often dubbed the "silent thief of sight" due to its subtle onset, making awareness and early detection key.

Understanding Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, crucial for good vision, and is often caused by abnormally high pressure in your eye. Its insidious nature means that it can gradually steal away your vision without noticeable symptoms in the early stages.

Our Approach

Our tailored approach ensures that each patient receives an individualized treatment plan. We understand that managing glaucoma is a lifelong commitment, and our team is here to support you every step of the way. Whether you're in need of routine monitoring or advanced intervention, our specialists are equipped with the knowledge and technology to provide the highest standard of care.

If you're experiencing any potential symptoms of glaucoma, or if you're due for a comprehensive eye examination, we encourage you to schedule a visit at Eye Clinic London. Let us help safeguard your vision with our innovative diagnostics and treatments and join the many patients who trust us for their eye care needs. Your vision is precious – at Eye Clinic London, we're dedicated to protecting it.

Recognizing the Symptoms

Recognizing the Symptoms

When symptoms of glaucoma do appear, they may include blurred vision, halos around lights, intense eye pain, nausea, and a noticeable loss of peripheral vision. These signs demand your immediate attention as they typically indicate the later stages of the condition or an acute glaucoma attack, which requires urgent care.

Treatment Options

Managing glaucoma effectively hinges on early detection. Once you have been diagnosed, your treatment may involve prescription eye drops, oral medications, laser therapy, or surgery, all aimed at reducing intraocular pressure to prevent further damage to your optic nerve.

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Comprehensive Eye Care by M. Hamada

M. Hamada, with his extended experience in ophthalmic field, brings a holistic approach to eye care. While Mr Hamada's primary expertise lies in cataract, cornea and refractive treatments, he also demonstrates a deep understanding of comprehensive eye health, including the management of conditions like glaucoma. Recognising the importance of specialised care, he collaborates closely with a network of fellow experts and colleagues. For cases that require specific glaucoma expertise, Mr Hamada provides referrals, ensuring his patients receive the best possible care from trusted professionals in the field. This collaborative approach underscores his dedication to offering a full spectrum of high-quality eye care services.

Innovative Diagnostics at Eye Clinic London

Innovative Diagnostics at Eye Clinic London

At Eye Clinic London, we are at the forefront of glaucoma care, employing state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to identify glaucoma at its earliest. Our non-invasive imaging technologies allow for detailed views of the optic nerve, enabling precise assessment and monitoring over time.

What Causes Glaucoma?

What Causes Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a condition caused by damage to the optic nerve. As the nerve becomes more damaged, this starts to negatively affect your vision. A patient may begin to experience blind spots and blurred vision.

The eye can experience increased pressure from a build-up of fluid. Usually, the fluid in your eye would drain through a tissue called the trabecular meshwork. However, when this drainage system becomes blocked, the internal fluid cannot drain at its usual rate, causing the pressure in the eye to build up. While this is the most common cause of glaucoma, patients can also develop the condition if their vascular system is compromised or if the condition runs in their family.

Types of Glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma

Open-angle glaucoma is the most common form of the condition. The iris of the eye is in a normal position maintaining an open-angle. However, the trabecular meshwork (drainage system) of the eye is thought to be dysfunctional, meaning that the eye cannot drain fluid properly. This can lead to an increase in eye pressure, which eventually may start to damage the optic nerve.

Angle-closure glaucoma

Angle-closure glaucoma occurs when the iris of the eye bulges forward. This causes a blockage of the drainage angle, which is formed between the cornea and iris. This makes it difficult for fluid to circulate outside the eye. The effect is similar to open-angle glaucoma Pressure starts to build up in the eye as the fluid has nowhere to drain, and this may damage the optic nerve.

Developmental glaucoma

Congenital glaucoma, a type of glaucoma present from birth, poses a challenge in symptom recognition due to the young age of the affected baby or child. Common indicators include enlarged eyes resulting from elevated eye pressure, sensitivity to light (photophobia), a cloudy appearance in the eyes, excessive tearing, jerky eye movements, and the presence of a squint—a condition where one eye deviates inwards, outwards, or up/downwards while the other remains focused forward.

What Causes Glaucoma?

Glaucoma Treatment

There are several treatment options available for glaucoma. Whether you have a mild or severe condition will determine the type of treatment you will need. Below is a list of treatment options available with details about what they entail.

  • Eye Drops: Your treatment would often start with eye drops that will be prescribed by your doctor. They help fluid drain from the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid the eyes make or by allowing more fluid to drain through the drainage system.
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT): This is a form of surgery. It uses an argon laser to improve drainage through the eye’s trabecular meshwork. The procedure takes around five to ten minutes to complete.
  • Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Devices (MIGD): These devices are implanted into the eye to help reduce the amount of pressure. It is a minimally invasive surgery that aims to prevent further damage to your optic nerve.
  • Miotics: Miotics are drugs that cause the pupil to contract. They are mainly used to treat angle-closure glaucoma. Miotics pull the iris away from the trabecular meshwork to improve the drainage system so that fluid can exit the eye at its usual rate.

NICE Guidance in Treating Glaucoma

In January 2022, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended new guidance in managing and treating Glaucoma. The new evidence showed outstanding results when treating patients with ocular hypertension (OHT) or chronic open-angle glaucoma (COAG) with Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) as a primary, first-line treatment in favour of traditional eye drops. The efficiency of SLT treatment includes a reduction in intraocular pressure, visual field progression and overall health-related quality of life improvement.

Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a novel laser technique to stimulate the drainage system of the eye and improve drainage. This is a painless and relatively safe option for you to lower the eye pressure and/or reduce the need for eye drops, especially if you have early to moderate glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high eye pressure but without damage to the optic nerve). According to the latest NICE guidelines, you may be suitable for SLT as a first-line treatment for your glaucoma prior to considering treatment with eye drops. Reducing the need for eye drops may be beneficial for patients who experience side effects from the drops or who don’t want to remember to take drops.

Here at Eye Clinic London, we follow the latest innovations and technology to bring our patients the best types of diagnostics and services.

Eye Clinic London is proud to say we have helped many clients achieve their desired vision goals. So, if you would like to know more about how we can help you and speak to one of our friendly team members, book a consultation today. We aim to respond to your queries as soon as possible.

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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.

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