Laura Crawley archive

Laura Crawley is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Clinica London with a special interest in treating patients with glaucoma and cataract.

She is very experienced in treating glaucoma, and has published extensively in scientific journals and on medical education. She does many emergency operations at the Charing Cross and Western Eye Hospitals for the NHS.

Treatments that Ms Crawley performs at Clinica London:

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Blogs about Laura Crawley

Event debrief: Glaucoma Masterclass for GP’s and Optometrists by Laura Crawley

Consultant Ophthalmologist Laura Crawley instructed a Glaucoma Masterclass for GP's and Optometrists at Clinica London

By | 2017-04-04T11:14:36+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley, Past Events, Professional Events|Comments Off on Event debrief: Glaucoma Masterclass for GP’s and Optometrists by Laura Crawley

Event debrief Blepharitis and Dry Eye

Event debrief: Blepharitis and Dry Eye We are pleased to announce that numerous patients attended our event about "Blepharitis and Dry Eye" held by Laura Crawley last Tuesday ( June 28th at 5:30 pm). Experienced Consultant Ophthalmologist Laura Crawley discussed in her lecture topics related to Blepharitis and Dry Eye. Here is an overview of [...]

By | 2017-03-30T12:06:33+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Dry eyes / Watering eyes, Laura Crawley, Patient Events, Tears Clinic|Comments Off on Event debrief Blepharitis and Dry Eye

Treating glaucoma with lasers and surgery

Treating glaucoma with lasers and surgery Laser treatment and surgery can be as effective as drops in lowering the IOP. It is a good alternative to drops in some patients. Glaucoma laser treatment Selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) is a laser treatment that can reduce the IOP by 20-30%, as much as an eye drop in [...]

By | 2017-05-11T06:13:22+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on Treating glaucoma with lasers and surgery

Glaucoma treatment: using drops to manage glaucoma

Glaucoma treatment: using drops to manage glaucoma When drops are prescribed they should be used forever. Unlike antibiotics, it is not a course of treatment. There are 4 main groups of glaucoma eye drops: Prostaglandin analogues- latanoprost, travoprost, bimatoprost & tafluprost These are used once daily at night. They are the most effective of [...]

By | 2017-05-11T05:40:03+00:00 March 24th, 2016|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on Glaucoma treatment: using drops to manage glaucoma

Glaucoma management: lowering intraocular pressure

Glaucoma management: lowering intraocular pressure (IOP) Glaucoma is a group of conditions where the optic nerve in the eye becomes damaged over time. If undiagnosed it can lead to permanent blindness. A person with glaucoma does not notice anything unusual in the early stages of the condition, as it affects the outside of the [...]

By | 2017-05-11T05:25:23+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on Glaucoma management: lowering intraocular pressure

What causes secondary glaucoma?

What causes secondary glaucoma? Secondary glaucoma is less common than POAG. In POAG, we don’t yet know why the drainage channels stop working. In secondary glaucomas, there is an obvious reason for the rise in IOP. These reasons could be: Trauma Rubeosis - Abnormal blood vessels grow inside the eye. This is due to diabetes, [...]

By | 2017-05-11T05:52:22+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on What causes secondary glaucoma?

Glaucoma tests – Part 2

Glaucoma tests - Part 2 Pachymetry Pachymetry measures the thickness of the window of the eye, the cornea. It is measured in all new patients at their first appointment. It does not need to be repeated unless the patient has problems with the cornea. We are all differing height and shoe size and so the [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:27:29+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on Glaucoma tests – Part 2

Glaucoma tests – Part 1

Glaucoma tests - Part 1 We conduct many tests to monitor and observe patients that we suspect may have glaucoma. Vision tests Your vision will be measured at each visit. This is important even if it is normal. You must always bring your distance glasses with you to appointments. The pinhole that is used when [...]

By | 2017-03-30T15:21:40+00:00 February 25th, 2016|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on Glaucoma tests – Part 1

The two most common types of primary glaucoma

The two most common types of primary glaucoma Glaucoma is divided into different subtypes. The thing that they all have in common is that the optic nerve is damaged. Primary Open Angle Glaucoma The commonest type of glaucoma is Primary Open Angle Glaucoma (POAG). The IOP may be higher than normal (normal range 10-21mmHg) but [...]

By | 2017-04-04T11:53:10+00:00 February 17th, 2016|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on The two most common types of primary glaucoma

Event debrief: Red eye & modern glaucoma management – a Masterclass

Clinica London hosted the event "Red eye & modern glaucoma management - a Masterclass". Laura Crawley focused her talk about glaucoma around a new approach to glaucoma management, and implant called iStent.

By | 2017-04-04T11:48:24+00:00 January 20th, 2016|Glaucoma, Laura Crawley, Professional Events|Comments Off on Event debrief: Red eye & modern glaucoma management – a Masterclass