The front part of your eye including your iris (coloured part of your eye), cornea and lens are called the anterior segment.
A cataract is an eye condition that makes it difficult to see. Vision will become blurry as the cataract develops, until the whole of the lens is cloudy.
Drooping eyelids (ptosis) is when the muscle that lifts the eyelid can be weak or lose strength over time.
Laser eye surgery is a form of treatment for short-sight, long-sight and astigmatism (blurred vision due to an irregularly shaped cornea) by reshaping the cornea using a laser.
Fluid filled lumps that form in your upper or lower eyelids are quite common. These cysts normally disappear on their own. Occasionally the cyst becomes infected causing pain, redness and swelling.
If conservative methods to treat lacrimal disorder are not successful, a consultant may recommend surgery.
Laser eye surgery (LASIK) is a form of treatment for short-sight, long-sight and astigmatism.
Oculoplastic surgeons carry out surgery on the eye lid and facial plastic surgery.
Orthoptics is a specialty focussing on eye movement and range of vision.
Phacoemulsification is a common method used in cataract surgery.
Squint surgery aims to reduce a squint.
The uvea is the area of your eye made up of your iris, the choroid (layer of tissue that supports your retina), and your ciliary body (muscles behind the iris). Various conditions cause inflammation in this area. This is called uveitis.
A vitrectomy is the surgical removal of the vitreous humour (jelly-like substance) inside your eye.
A small proportion of patients will develop clouding of the capsule which covers the lens following cataract surgery. This is called posterior capsule opacification or PCO. If the cloudiness affects your vision we offer a laser surgery called YAG capsulotomy to correct this problem.