The Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital is a specialist and independent hospital based in Bradford, Yorkshire. It employs some twenty-three consultant eye specialists who are all NHS trained and Fellows of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCO). In support of the surgeons, the hospital also employs a dedicated ophthalmic nursing team.
Clinical Services and Specialisms
The hospital aims to provide a wide selection of eye diagnostic and screening services, undertaking surgical procedures and treating disease, disorder and injury. A range of services are available to patients experiencing or requiring treatment for:
– Cataracts – treatment is provided by removing the opaque lens and implanting it with a permanent synthetic lens.
– Age-related Macular degeneration (AMD) – blurred vision caused by the gradual breakdown of the central part of the retina called the macula.
– Diabetic Retinopathy – damage to the retina which affects those who suffer from diabetes.
– Floaters – small spots of various shapes and sizes, moving independently even though the eye is still.
– Retinal conditions – any of a number of conditions affecting the retina, including a detached retina or macular hole.
– Glaucoma – a slowly developing condition leading to increased pressure on the eye resulting in blurred or double-vision, or even loss of sight.
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The hospital is also noted for its range of specialist services provided by a group of consultants who have acquired and developed expert knowledge regarding certain eye conditions or diseases which include: oculoplastics, uveitis, corneal grafting and paediatric ophthalmology.
Types of Treatment
A number of surgical and non-surgical procedures are offered. The two key ones are:
– Laser eye surgery – performed using LASEK or LASIK techniques (usually for vision correction).
– Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) – a permanent refractive lens exchange procedure for the correction of both long and short-sightedness and cataract removal/prevention, often referred to by the brand name Clarivu.
The consultant eye surgeons at the Yorkshire Eye Hospital have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all fields of ophthalmology and this is reflected in the wide range of specialist clinical services offered by the hospital.
Although all consultants have made contributions to research, development and the introduction of new techniques, of particular note is the work done by Mr Mitchel Menage, a specialist who has published and lectured, both nationally and internationally, on glaucoma and cataracts. Another specialist, Mr Oliver Backhouse, has published prolifically in his own areas of specialist interest, namely neuro-ophthalmology, uveitis, cataracts, refractive surgery and Clarivu.
All new patients are referred to a dedicated eye care surgeon, who will remain with the patient for the duration of their treatment. However, prior to the commencement of treatment, a full eye examination, lasting up to two hours and involving the resident optometrist and consult surgeon, will take place.
The hospital also offers open evenings where prospective patients may meet a number of eye consultants and other members of the hospital team to ask questions and be shown the on-site facilities.
Clinical outcomes for treatments and procedures are continuously monitored, measured and bench-marked where possible to recognise standards. This information is then made available through the hospital website and patient literature, enabling the patient to make an informed choice on their care and treatment.
A detailed selection of prices per procedure is available to view on the Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital website, with the option to purchase on interest-free credit (subject to status) or over a 12 or 24 month period.
Optegra Yorkshire Eye Hospital
937 Harrogate Road
Phone: 0808 159 7415
Fax: 01483 90 30 99″