Cornea clinic

The cornea is the transparent curved structure on the outside of the eye; it is a person’s ‘window’ to the outside world. It allows transmission of light into the eye and helps to focus the light on to the retina- The sensitive layer of the eye.

You might feel mild discomfort, but in some cases it can become painful and the dryness or infection can cause permanent damage to the eye surface. The most common symptoms are:

  • Heavy, tired feeling of the eyes
  • Difficulty reading or working on the computer
  • Blurriness of vision
  • Excessive watering of the eyes (when they are very dry a reflex reaction in the brain causes more tear production)
  • Discomfort when wearing contact lenses
  • Stinging or burning of the eyes
  • A sandy or gritty feeling, as if something is in the eye
  • Pain and redness of the eyes

Dry eye

Dry eye syndrome, also known as dry eye disease, is a common eye disorder where the eyes don’t make enough tears or the tears evaporate too quickly. It can make your eyes feel dry, scratchy and irritated or watery, and feel heavy and tired at the end of the day. Usually, it does not cause long-term problems with your sight, but can cause fluctuating blurriness.

Dry eye is more common as we get older, and is exacerbated by time spent in front of computer screens and in air-conditioned environments. One in every three people over the age of 65 experience problems with dry eyes.

Dry eye syndrome is a chronic, long-term condition and you may need to try several different treatments before you find the right one for you. Treating and managing your dry eye syndrome early can prevent permanent damage to the surface of the eye and therefore stop future vision loss. If you experience any of the symptoms of dry eye syndrome you should speak with your GP or optometrist, who may refer you to an eye specialist, known as an ophthalmologist.

In most cases dry eyes cause mild discomfort, but in some cases it can become painful and the dryness can cause permanent damage to the eye surface. The most common symptoms are:

  • Heavy, tired feeling of the eyes
  • Difficulty reading or working on the computer
  • Blurriness of vision
  • Excessive watering of the eyes (when they are very dry a reflex reaction in the brain causes more tear production)
  • Discomfort when wearing contact lenses
  • Stinging or burning of the eyes
  • A sandy or gritty feeling, as if something is in the eye
  • Pain and redness of the eyes

Medical retina clinic

This service treats conditions at the back of the eye, which are treated medically using drugs, eye drops or lasers, and includes diabetic eye screening.

Conditions treated by our team include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), retinitis pigmentosa, diabetic retinopathy, retinal blood vessel blockages and inflammation at the back of the eye (uveitis).


Oculoplastics clinic

This field of ophthalmology takes care of the eyelids and the structures surrounding the eye, including problems of the tear system and the orbit( the region surrounding the eyeball.)

You might feel mild discomfort, but in some cases it can become painful and The most common symptoms are:

  • Irritation or warmth sensation on the eyelid
  • visible Lumps or pumps on the eyelid
  • Abnormality in eyelid shape or movement.
  • Excessive watering of the eyes
  • Pain and redness of the eyes