In my NHS practice we offer the full range of treatments to patients who consult there, but what I can offer you here privately is a bit more flexibility in terms of when you can have your glaucoma surgery. So we can book out surgery very, very quickly and a lot of people, when they know that surgery is recommended, they would really like to have it done promptly. And so having private surgery offers you that. It also means that if you’re traveling from far away we can look after you very very well in London. We can make sure that you have a really good experience in terms of your pre operative care at Clinica London, at the surgery itself and also post-operative care. So it’s not just about the operation itself but it’s about the whole package. And having it done privately here means that it will fit in with when you’re available perhaps much more easily than if you were to opt for the NHS. There are also lots of people in London – we’re a cosmopolitan city – and certainly in the UK, who may be not eligible for treatment under the NHS. We can offer you first-class surgery here. So I don’t want you to think that you have to accept something less because you aren’t able to access NHS care. We can offer you the full package here as well. And it’s important that people remember, that not everybody’s entitled to NHS care.
Ms Laura Crawley is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Clinica London. Her special expertise is in treating glaucoma patients as well as patients with glaucoma and cataracts. She has a lot of experience in treating glaucoma, and has published extensively in scientific journals and on medical education. She still does a lot of emergency operations at the emergency department at the Charing Cross and Western Eye Hospitals for the NHS. At Clinica London she is responsible for glaucoma patients and glaucoma patients with cataracts. She also sees patients with general eye problems.