IN THE NEWS

Groundbreaking lens Implant for Macular Degeneration

iolAMD’s eyemax mono is a revolutionary, new and
effective treatment for dry AMD, and other macular
diseases, that could significantly improve a patient’s
quality of life. This is the world’s first extended
macular lens.

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The decision to have cataract surgery should be based on whether the patient thinks surgery is right for them, says NICE in new guidance.

"This is a condition which can severely impair a person’s vision and can lead to a decreased quality of life as daily tasks such as driving or going to the shops seem impossible. This guideline aims to ensure everyone with a cataract has access to timely, sight-restoring surgery.”

NICE guidance

Having higher than normal blood sugar levels is not a direct cause of blindness, but it does increase the risk of developing serious eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy, which over time can lead to permanent loss of sight.

The leading cause of blindness in people of working age in the UK is diabetic retionpathy, the common form of diabetic eye disease - a complication of diabetes that damages the retina.

Diabetes UK - blindness

NEW GLAUCOMA OPERATION

The Xen stent is a new procedure to treat glaucoma where a small tube is placed in the eye to create a new drainage channel for fluid. Recovery is very quick compared to conventional surgery with excellent results.

See my experience to date in the presentation.