• How To Use Your Eye Drops

    Using a mirror or having someone else give you the eyedrops may make this procedure easier.

    1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
    2. Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else - eyedrops and droppers must be kept clean.
    3. While tilting your head back, pull down the lower lid of your eye with your index finger to form a pocket.
    4. Hold the dropper (tip down) with the other hand, as close to the eye as possible without touching it.
    5. Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your face
    6. While looking up, gently squeeze the dropper so that a single drop falls into the pocket made by the lower eyelid. Remove your index finger from the lower eyelid.
    7. Close your eye for 2 to 3 minutes and tip your head down as though looking at the floor. Try not to blink or squeeze your eyelids.
    8. Place a finger on the tear duct and apply gentle pressure
    9. Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a tissue.
    10. If you are to use more than one drop in the same eye, wait at least 5 minutes before instilling the next drop.
    11. Replace and tighten the cap on the dropper bottle. Do not wipe or rinse the dropper tip.
  • Why Choose Private Surgery?

    1. Choice of surgeon.

 The most important reason to consider private surgery is to be able to choose your surgeon.
 All surgeons differ in their ability and this can directly influence the outcome of any operation, particularly eye surgery.
    2. Continuity of care.

 You will see the same surgeon pre-operatively, for the surgery, and for your follow up. This minimises duplications, transcription errors, and uncertainty.

    3. Choice of procedure. Some procedures are no longer available on the NHS, including cataract surgery if your vision is above a certain level and removal of cosmetic lumps/bumps which do not affect your eyesight.
    4. Choice of intraocular lens. Multifocal and toric lens implants used in cataract surgery may not be available on the NHS.
    5. Timing of surgery. 

As a private patient you choose when you want your surgery. There is no waiting list.