Glaucoma archive

This Clinica London blog is to inform our patients about the glaucoma condition, the different treatments, and the technology and techniques we use to treat it.

Chronic glaucoma is the most common chronic ophthalmological condition, and also one of the most common causes of treatable blindness in the world. It is important to get a proper diagnosis early to avoid irreversible damage to the optic nerve.

Treatments for this condition range from eye drops, laser treatment, surgery, or specialised treatment provided by the specialist. The treatment will depend on the severity of the condition and the type. At Clinica London, Ms Laura Crawley is our glaucoma specialist. She is highly trained and experienced as an ophthalmic surgeon with publications in peer-reviewed journals and is an author of the Medical Student Eye Book called “Ophthalmology at a Glance” and its second edition published in 2014. To learn more about the condition or Ms Laura Crawley, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, follow our blog or contact us.

Blogs about glaucoma

Beware the silent thief of sight – glaucoma is just one of the Big Three sight-threatening diseases of middle age

If you’re aged 50 or over, you need to be vigilant against the onset of the Big Three diseases that can lead to blindness: glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. While you are likely to notice changes in your vision if you develop a cataract or AMD, chronic glaucoma can come on without any early signs or symptoms. That is why it is commonly known as the silent thief of sight. As we age, we need to take extra care to stay fit and healthy, and our eyesight is a major factor in this. If you’re over 50, read on to educate yourself on how best to avoid the Big Three eye diseases of middle age.

By |2018-12-14T11:38:27+00:00November 12th, 2018|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Glaucoma|Comments Off on Beware the silent thief of sight – glaucoma is just one of the Big Three sight-threatening diseases of middle age

If you suffer from glaucoma or cataracts, you should see Ms Laura Crawley

Ms Laura Crawley is an expert in the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. As well as running a private practice at Clinica London, she performs surgery for these conditions at the Western Eye Hospital in London. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery - also known as MIGS - requires a highly skilled specialist such as Laura, who is very experienced in microscopic glaucoma surgery. She will recommend the procedure to reduce eye pressure, thus preventing or reducing damage to your optic nerve. You can book in to see Laura at Clinica London on Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays, although she can also see patients at short notice outside these times by special arrangement.

By |2019-04-08T10:42:57+00:00October 1st, 2018|About Clinica London, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on If you suffer from glaucoma or cataracts, you should see Ms Laura Crawley

When should you get a general eye check up? – Part 1

Any patient over the age of 55 should have an eye check up ever one to three years, even if they have no symptoms of visual problems. Once you are over 65, you should have a general eye check up every one to two years. However, you should have your eyes checked more often if you have a family history of eye disease.

By |2018-07-26T15:38:56+00:00July 26th, 2018|About Clinica London, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, General Eye Conditions, Glaucoma, Jaheed Khan, Jane Olver, Laura Crawley, Michel Michaelides, Sajjad Ahmad|Comments Off on When should you get a general eye check up? – Part 1

Laura Crawley gives Clinica London Spring Lecture on microsurgical advances in glaucoma surgery

We are proud to be associated with groundbreaking developments in eye surgery and a recent presentation by one of our highly regarded professionals has certainly put a spring in our step. Laura Crawley, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Clinica London, drew optometrists and opticians from all over the city on a balmy spring evening to hear about a significant advance in glaucoma surgery. Her talk outlining the benefits of the CyPass micro-stent suggests that there will be further significant changes in the future treatment of glaucoma.

By |2019-04-08T11:17:28+00:00May 29th, 2018|About Clinica London, Glaucoma, News, Past Events, Professional Events|Comments Off on Laura Crawley gives Clinica London Spring Lecture on microsurgical advances in glaucoma surgery

What it is like having glaucoma and then eyelid surgery

At only 28, and after several operations on each eye and also recent eyelid surgeries for ptosis, Kirsty has had more than her fair share of eye surgery. Still, you wouldn't find a sign of it on her face. In this interview with Jane Olver, Kirsty shares what it is like having glaucoma and then eyelid surgery.

By |2019-04-05T16:21:14+00:00December 26th, 2017|Eyelid Surgery, Glaucoma, Jane Olver|Comments Off on What it is like having glaucoma and then eyelid surgery

Eye checks can prevent loss of vision

Clinical London encourages everyone to be aware of looking after their eyes so that they can prevent avoidable loss of vision. It is advisable that a regular eye examination is done every two years, either with your optometrist or your ophthalmologist.

By |2018-12-12T15:21:59+00:00July 7th, 2017|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma|Comments Off on Eye checks can prevent loss of vision

A Masterclass on Urgent Eye Problems

Mr Jaheed Khan invites you to "A Masterclass on Urgent Eye Problems" and gives an insight into the most common eye conditions requiring immediate treatments.

By |2017-09-21T10:22:27+00:00May 19th, 2017|About Clinica London, Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Glaucoma, Jaheed Khan, Past Events, Professional Events, Retina|Comments Off on A Masterclass on Urgent Eye Problems