Ophthalmic treatments at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital

No matter what problem you have with your eye health, the experienced team of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital have the specialist knowledge and skills to provide consultant-led care for both clinical and cosmetic procedures.

Those of us who are fortunate to have good vision are very often guilty of taking our sight for granted and it’s only when we develop a problem that we consider the role our eyes play in every aspect of our lives.

The spectrum of eye conditions we might develop range from those causing minor inconvenience to those resulting in a temporary or permanent reduction in the quality of vision and ultimately to those carrying sight threatening implications. Some problems can be short-term, some need surgical intervention and others need ongoing expert management to preserve the quality of vision for as long as possible.

The ophthalmic consultants all have general ophthalmology experience as well as special areas of interest to ensure that patients have rapid access to the most appropriate expertise for their needs.

In addition to cataract surgery, procedures performed regularly include laser eye surgery and refractive lens exchange surgery, laser and surgical treatment for glaucoma, injections for age related macular degeneration.

As technology advances, there are now multifocal and astigmatism treating lenses that allow people to become spectacle independent.

Oculoplastic surgery is also available and it includes a wide variety of surgical procedures for the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts and the face. Procedures such as blepharoplasty (eye-lid lift), or if you are troubled by dark circles, puffiness, wrinkles and creping of the skin around your eyes – all of these can be treated at Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital. You can also have lumps and bumps (cysts) removed from the eyelid – no onger routinely available through the NHS.

If you would like to find out more information about having your eyes treated by local experienced specialists in comfortable clean facilities at a time that suits you, call 01823 476751.