Our highly experienced Bridge Referral Ophthalmology team investigates and treats an extensive range of ophthalmic medical and surgical conditions, working closely with our other departments to ensure a multidisciplinary approach to our cases.  We strive to deliver the highest standards of care and compassion to our patients.

All consultations include, eyelid conformation assessment, tear film analysis, slit-lamp biomicroscopy, tonometry, and indirect ophthalmoscopy.  An hour is dedicated for each initial consultation to allow time to thoroughly discuss the findings of the examination and the appropriate treatment options.  In most cases, if further investigations are required then this can be carried out at the same time.

Ophthalmic surgery is performed in a dedicated ophthalmic theatre using a Zeiss Optima Visu 200 operating microscope.  All ophthalmic surgery is performed with fine microsurgical instruments and the latest surgical equipment.   The Bridge Referral Ophthalmology Team investigates and treats an extensive range of surgical procedures, these include:

Eyelid Surgery
Ectopic cilia excision
Entropion/ectropion correction
Medial canthal blepharoplasties
Lateral canthoplasty
Nasal fold trichiasis and resection
Chalazion treatment
Eyelid laceration repair
Eyelid mass/neoplasia excision
Complex eyelid reconstruction eg skin flaps/grafts

Nasolacrimal Apparatus and Tear Ducts Surgery
Imperforate impucta
Nasolacrimal duct obstructions and lacerations
Nasolacrimal puncta/duct reconstruction
Parotid duct transposition

Conjunctival and Nictitating Membrane Surgery
Cherry eye replacement
Scrolled cartilage excision
Conjunctival biopsies and mass excision
Nictitating membrane tumour excision
Conjunctival grafts

Corneal and Scleral surgery
Corneal foreign body removal
Corneal grafting for stromal ulceration and descemetoceles
Traumatic corneal/scleral laceration repair
Corneoconjunctival dermoid excision
Corneal keratectomy
Sequestrum excision and corneal repair
Perforated globe reconstruction
Corneal cross-linking

Intraocular Surgery
Cataract extraction by phacoemulsification with prosthetic lens insertion
Luxated lens extraction
Anterior/partial vitrectomy
Therapeutic and prophylactic laser retinopexy
Intraocular tumour resection
Laser treatment of anterior uveal neoplasms
Iris cyst removal by aspiration or laser treatment

Orbital Surgery
Evisceration and exenteration
Surgical management of orbital proptosis