Mr Tanner offers a Berkshire wide service with his main hospital bases being in Reading and Windsor. Together with his personal assistant, he aims to offer an individual, professional service to patients with ophthalmic problems, using the latest surgical techniques, to the highest standards possible.
Having completed his undergraduate training in London, Mr Tanner went on to complete post graduate training in Australia, South East of England and the Oxford Regional Scheme. He then carried out three years of advanced fellowship sub-speciality training in both medical and surgical retina, at St. Thomas' Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.
Mr Tanner carries out routine and complex cataract techniques, including micro-incision approach for rapid visual recovery, topical anaesthesia, ensuring minimal discomfort during and after surgery and the availability of multifocal intraocular lenses. He also has a special interest in magnifying intraocular lenses to assist patients with visual impairment due to age related macular degeneration. These new lenses offer great potential for magnification of image and maximising remaining vision.
Mr Tanner carries out the latest surgical techniques for retinal and vitreous surgery, including sutureless 23 gauge vitrectomy systems for rapid pain-free recovery. Most surgery is now carried out as a day case under local anaesthesia. The latest surgical techniques available include surgery for complex retinal work including macular hole repair.
Mr Tanner was among the first surgeons in the UK to offer Lucentis antigrowth factor injections on a routine basis to treat wet age related macular degeneration. These have proved very successful in stabilising, and in 40% of cases, improving vision for those with the wet form of ARMD. Other options include PDT laser, injection of steroid, vitreo-retinal surgery to remove extensive intraocular blood and the provision of a low vision aid service.