Ophthalmology is the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders, injuries and diseases. It’s important to have your eyes regularly checked as not all eye conditions show symptoms and it’s often better to seek treatment sooner rather than later for many eye problems.
At Duchy Hospital we see patients with wide ranging eye conditions including: cataracts (clouding of your lenses), cornea conditions and refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia), glaucoma (damage to the optic nerve), retinal problems (age related macular degeneration or AMD, a disease that gradually destroys your central vision, retinal disease, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and floaters), eyelid problems (blepharitis, entropion and ectropion), strabismus (squint), watery eyes, conjunctivitis and eye cancers.
We offer established proven treatment techniques together with the latest procedures including laser eye treatment and the use of new lenses in cataract surgery to correct refractive errors and negate the need for spectacles in some patients.
Our highly skilled ophthalmologists have vast experience in all areas of general ophthalmology. They work as part of larger multi-disciplinary teams as required when treating patients with other underlying illnesses.
Duchy Hospital offers patients convenient appointments with our ophthalmology surgeons, access to rapid diagnosis and reliable treatment options to take care of your eyes.