Eye surgery and treatments

Helping you see the world around you with clearer vision we aim to give you fast access to ophthalmic treatment

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The ageing process, eye disease and long term conditions such as diabetes can all affect our eyesight. Our expert eye doctors can treat some of the most common of these conditions – including surgery to fix cataracts.

Some of our hospitals also offer laser treatment for some eye conditions and injections for wet age-related macular degeneration.

With leading eye doctors and a dedicated specialist team we aim to give you fast access to the ophthalmic treatment you need here at Spire Dunedin Hospital, in a caring and comfortable environment, close to the heart of Reading town centre.


Blue eyes

Spire Dunedin Hospital offers diagnosis and medical and surgical treatments for many eye conditions. Our highly regarded consultants provide specialist care in all aspects of ophthalmology, tailored to individual needs, with dedicated examinations rooms, modern diagnostic equipment and state-of-the-art operating theatres.

Private cataract surgery

At Spire Dunedin Hospital we are able to offer private cataract surgery with short waiting times and with a dedicated consultant treating you throughout your stay. Our eye surgeons provide micro-incision modern cataract surgery, with most operations performed under local anaesthetic as a day-case procedure.

Cataracts are opacities in the lens of the eye which affect the vision making it cloudy, as well as causing glare and loss of contrast sensitivity. With modern cataract surgery the lens is replaced with an artificial lens inside the eye. This quick and effective operation can usually return the vision back to normal again.

If you are interested in private cataract surgery either as an insured patient or a self-pay patient we will be happy to provide further details. You will need a referral from your GP or optician and will require an initial consultation with one of our surgeons. The consultant will explain the operation and its benefits to you in more detail, as well as examining your eyes and taking some measurements for the implant you will need, prior to your operation.

As well as cataract surgery our specialists are also able to treat many other eye conditions including glaucoma, macular degeneration, oculo-plastic and lacrimal disorders, diabetic eye disease and corneal diseases.

Private vitreous and retinal surgery

Two of our consultants, Mr Vaughan Tanner and Mr Ahmed El-Amir, offer state-of-the-art vitreoretinal surgery techniques. We are able to offer routine day-case, sutureless, retinal surgery allowing treatment of all vitreoretinal conditions and are the only private hospital in the UK currently offering routine use of fully disposable instruments, thus eliminating the risk of cross-infection.

Treatments and conditions treated

  • Cataract surgery (using standard and multi-focal lenses)
  • Centrasight telescopic implant surgery for end-stage macular degeneration
  • Corneal and external eye disease (including corneal cross-linking and corneal grafting)
  • Diabetic eye disease
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Eylea and Lucentis for treatment of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma treatment
  • Lacrimal disorder
  • Macular degeneration
  • Macular hole surgery
  • Oculoplastic surgery
  • Ozurdex treatment for retinal vein occlusion
  • Retinal disease
  • Vitrectomy (retinal detachment surgery)

Outpatient procedures

  • Acuities
  • Autorefraction
  • Biometry
  • Biopsies
  • Chalazion removal
  • Estermann visual field tests
  • Humphrey visual field tests
  • OCT
  • Topography
  • YAG Laser

Our specialist team

Meet the consultants who are part of our expert team here at Spire Dunedin Hospitals.

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Is eye surgery or treatment at Spire right for you?

Although only a few conditions rob people of their sight, many – such as cataracts and glaucoma – make it much more difficult for us to read, drive, watch television and enjoy other everyday pleasures. Advances are being made in the treatment of eye diseases all the time. Treatments such as cataract repair can provide long-term and dramatic improvements to your eyesight – and boost your enjoyment of life. Your care will be tailored to you and you'll be able to book an appointment that suits you. We offer payment options that put better eyesight within your reach.

Why choose Spire for eye surgery or treatment?

We practice some of the latest, advanced medical treatments to treat a wide range of eye conditions delivered through a personalised service. You will be cared for by one of our ophthalmic (eye) surgeons at a time and location to suit you. Our highly regarded surgeons provide specialist care in all aspects of ophthalmology, tailored to individual needs, with dedicated examination rooms. We have modern, well-equipped hospitals and many specialist eye care clinics across the UK. We're continually investing in our facilities to provide our patients with first class care. You’ll be in safe hands - we implement extensive tests and measurements are carried out to ensure we meet your needs every step of the way. In fact, we're proud to have been recognised for achieving excellence in patient care, staff training, nursing practice and healthcare outcomes.

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