Seven reasons to choose the Western Eye Hospital

If you are suffering from an eye condition, you might be trying to decide where best to go for your treatment. The Western Eye Hospital offers both state-of-the-art NHS and private care in the heart of London.

Our world-leading ophthalmic consultants work in multi-disciplinary teams using the latest technology and are involved in groundbreaking research into new treatments for eye conditions. In our latest blog, consultant ophthalmic surgeon Mrs Rajni Jain shares her top seven reasons to choose the Western Eye.

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“Your eyesight is precious, so when you are considering where to go for your eye treatment it is important to research your chosen hospital carefully. The Western Eye has been an established eye hospital for well over a century, and has an enviable reputation for leading-edge treatment. Here are seven reasons for choosing the Western Eye Hospital for your care:

1) We offer world-class expertise: The Western Eye Hospital has consultants with world-class, sub-specialty expertise in every eye condition from cataracts and glaucoma to diabetic retinopathy (a diabetes-related eye condition) and children’s eye problems. We attract patients from both the UK and abroad. Our consultants have specialist expertise covering every part of the eye, whether it is a problem related to the front of the eye, like the cornea and eyelid, or the back of the eye, like the retina, so whoever you see will be an expert in your specific eye condition.

2) We provide a one-stop shop with state-of-the-art diagnostics: Our private ophthalmology service has the latest testing equipment all on one site. This includes high-tech imaging like the latest optical coherence scanner which provides high-quality images of the retina. All tests can be carried out in one place to diagnose eye conditions quickly and accurately.

3) We offer fast access to diagnosis and treatment: When you have been referred to the Western Eye, our private patient coordinator will arrange appointments for you with the most appropriate consultant. Any necessary diagnostic tests are organised for the same day as the consultation to reduce the number of visits and ensure a speedy diagnosis and treatment.

4) Our links to large teaching hospital and trauma centre: The Western Eye is one of very few private eye care centres linked to a major teaching hospital and a trauma centre. The 160-year-old hospital was affiliated to St Mary’s Hospital when it joined the NHS and St Mary’s ophthalmic outpatient clinics moved to the Western Eye a few years later. This partnership means our patients have access to highly-skilled multidisciplinary teams with consultants who have expertise in a whole range of conditions that may affect the eye from diabetes and thyroid problems to trauma.

5) Our specialist eye surgery in state-of-the-art ophthalmic theatres: If you need surgery, it can be arranged speedily and efficiently with our eye surgeons. We have experts in surgical techniques for the whole range of eye surgery, including corneal, eyelid, retinal and cataract surgery and the latest minimally invasive procedures. Our team offers a whole range of intraocular lenses to suit patients undergoing cataract surgery, whether they are required for reading, distance vision or multi-focal vision. All the latest surgical techniques are available from routine to highly complex surgery performed in our state-of-the-art dedicated ophthalmic theatres.

6) Our dedicated specialist support staff: The Western Eye’s nursing staff and allied health professionals are all trained in ophthalmology and are dedicated to supporting patients with eye conditions, rather than a wide range of conditions. They work as part our multi-disciplinary team of experts covering all areas of ophthalmology and related fields.

7) Our involvement in leading-edge research: Consultants at the Western Eye Hospital are involved in leading-edge research, which has been presented both nationally and internationally. This has led to a range of new treatments for eye conditions through their links with Imperial College London.”

If you have an eye condition and would like to find out more about our services, please look at our ophthalmology pages for more information. Alternatively, you can call our private ophthalmology team directly on 020 3312 3234 or email www.imperial.private.eyes@nhs.net