Close Up on Eyes

Conditions and Treatments

All surgical procedures are carried out at Drayton House in Southport.  Diagnostics and laser treatments can carried out at Drayton House in Southport and Hattersley House, Ormskirk. You will receive the most comprehensive screening and diagnostic tests available.

Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye, generally associated with the natural ageing process.

Macular Degeneration

The most common form of Macular Degeneration is Age Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD degeneration of the macular producing loss of central vision).

Children's Eyes

The most common conditions to affect children's eyes are poor vision requiring glasses, muscle imbalance (squint), double vision, reading impairment and "lazy eye."

Entropion

This is a condition where the eyelid has turned inwards towards the eye, causing the eyelashes to rub against the front of your eye (Cornea).

Blepharochalasis

Is excessive and redundant skin overhanging the eyelid. Blepharoplasty, or eye lid surgery, is the surgical correction for this condition.

Retinal Disorder

The retina is the sensory layer at the back of the eye that detects light and sends images to the brain. There are several different diseases of the retina, and most affect the vision.

Dry Eyes

Normally, tears keep the eye moist and comfortable, but sometimes the tear glands stop producing adequate tears or the tears dry up too quickly.

Pterygium/Pinguecula

A growth of the conjunctiva extending to the cornea.

Optic Neuropathy

This is a disease of the optic nerve, which is at the back of the eye.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is raised pressure in the eye which damages the optic nerve and reduces your field of vision.

Diabetic Retinopathy

A complication of diabetes, affecting the retina at the back of the eye.

Ptosis

This is the drooping of the upper eyelid. It can occur in one of both eyes. Ptosis can affect your vision it it is severe.

Ectropion

Ectropion is when your lower lid turns outwards, away from your eye, exposing the surface of your inner eyelid and accompanied by a watery eye.

Uveitis

Is an inflammatory condition of the eye affecting mainly the Iris (coloured part of the eye).

Diplopia

Diplopia means double vision, where you see two images of a single object. It may be constant, or it may come and go. Weakness in any of the muscles or their nerve supply can lead to double vision.

Blepharitis

This is inflammation of the eyelid with soreness, redness and flaky skin, it can be acute or chronic. It is sometimes referred to as "dandruff of the eyelashes."

Conjunctivitis

The most common eye condition. This is redness of the conjunctiva, the outer covering of the eyeball. It can be due to an infection, allergy (hayfever), or inflammation.

Optic Neuritis

Is a common disorder, often associated with Multiple Sclerosis.