Glaucoma care at LondonOC
LondonOC specialise in innovative technology to diagnose, monitor and treat Glaucoma
The silent condition - glaucoma often has no symptoms at all
It's estimated 1 in 50 people will develop Glaucoma over the age of 40.
Glaucoma is a serious life changing disease that can threaten your vision and impact your daily life. It is the leading cause of blindness and if it goes undetected, it can cause permanent damage to your eyes.
Some people may have medical conditions and hereditary traits that can increase the chances of having glaucoma, this is a disease that can strike anybody so it’s important to get your eyes checked at least once a year and if you’re over the age of 40 then twice.
In recent years there have been advances in glaucoma detection, which means it can be treated earlier than ever and 95% of people who have glaucoma do not go blind.
For more information on glaucoma, please read our recent blog post: Glaucoma - an overview.Read More
The main problem with chronic (the most common type of) Glaucoma is that there are no symptoms and it can go undetected, causing loss of vision - this is why screening is so important.
Acute glaucoma can be a medical emergency and you should seek immediate advice.
What are some of the symptoms of acute glaucoma?
- Red eyes
- Tunnel vision
- Blurry vision
- Halo-rings in the line of sight
- A vision that progressively worsens – initially in the peripheral vision, later centrally
- Pain on and around the eye
- Nausea and vomiting
Glaucoma Treatment at London OC
Offering the latest innovative techniques in eye care in our state-of-the-art facilities
Helping you feel comfortable, looked after and calm during your treatment
Glaucoma Treatment Options
While there are medical conditions and hereditary traits that can increase your chances of having glaucoma, this is a disease that can strike anybody.
Finding out you have glaucoma might come as a shock especially if you don’t have any typical characteristics like diabetes or previous history in the family. We provide ophthalmic support to ensure that the best treatment plan possible is in place. Our priority is to make sure you are comfortable as we recognise that eye surgery to treat glaucoma might seem invasive and daunting.
Our glaucoma surgery is conducted in our purpose-built London hospital, which is equipped with the most modern equipment on the market. We use small incisions and minimal stitches, meaning you will be back to using your eyes to their full potential as soon as possible.
Why choose LondonOC
We only specialise in eye care – we are the first exclusive London ophthalmic clinic and surgery centre with over 40,000 procedures done by our surgeons.
Only specialist lead consultant surgeons who are specialists in their field of ophthalmology. Our world renowned surgeons hold consultant positions in NHS teaching hospitals, so you know you’ll receive the best care. They are all registered on the specialist GMC register and hold fellowships with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Our surgeons have over 60 years of combined experience in eye surgery.
We are a CONSULTANT ONLY SERVICE NOT JUST Consultant led meaning you will only see a consultant at each visit. Unlike most other clinics, we do not have any junior (non-consultant grades), nor opticians or technicians present for any part of your care. It’s all delivered by your consultant. As an extra service, you will have direct contact and access to your consultant surgeon before, during and after your treatment. We promise you will see the same consultant at every visit and receive the very best care and advice.
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