The London Eye Hospital in Harley Street: Eye surgery and ophthalmic treatment in London
The London Eye Hospital at 4 Harley Street is one of the world's leading premium lens implants centres for cataract surgery or presbyopia correction to give freedom from glasses or contact lenses. The London Eye Hospital brings together leading Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of all eye conditions including: cataract surgery, refractive surgery, Light Adjustable Lens surgery, the Synchrony© Dual Optic Accommodating Lens, micro-incision cataract surgery, multifocal and accommodating lens implants surgery, macular degeneration, laser eye surgery including lasik, lasek and intralase, corneal transplantation surgery and lens implants for macular degeneration (IOL-VIP).
Why choose The London Eye Hospital at 4 Harley Street?
The London Eye Hospital is the only centre in the UK which can offer patients the choice of all the latest implant technology from the most experienced eye surgeon. It has developed an international reputation simply providing the safest most technologically advanced surgery in luxury surroundings attracting the rich and famous from around the globe.
The London Eye Hospital became a world centre for Light Adjustable Lens implant surgery after Mr Bobby Qureshi implanted the first Light Adjustable Lens in the UK in 2009. He is one of the most experienced Light Adjustable Lens surgeons in the world.
London Eye Hospital is registered with all the well-known medical insurance companies such as AXA, Bupa, Aviva and Standard Life.
The London Eye Hospital's mission is to provide the highest level of eye care without compromise. You will have the opportunity to discuss all treatment options including the latest technology and surgical techniques, which are currently not available on the NHS, some of which have been pioneered at the London Eye Hospital.
Experienced and fully accredited ophthalmologists
All the Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons at The London Eye Hospital:
hold Fellowships with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists FRCOphth. or the Royal College of Surgeons in Ophthalmology FRCS(Ophth.)
are on the General Medical Council Specialist Register for Ophthalmic Surgery
in addition to full specialist training have also completed further Fellowship training e.g. in corneal surgery or refractive laser surgery or both
hold substantive NHS Consultant posts
Eye surgery and ophthalmic treatment available in London
The London Eye Hospital is now able to offer you the next generation of multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL’s) – the trifocal. This implant gives patients a better chance to enjoy clear vision at all distances with maintained contrast sensitivity and lower visual disturbance.
The older generation multifocal lenses offer clear distance and near vision, however they are least clear for intermediate vision and can result in glare and haloes especially with night driving. The trifocal implant has the advantage of offering clear intermediate as well as distance and near vision with minimal glare and haloes at night.
This lens enables patients to switch naturally between all distances. Studies have shown superior performance of the trifocal lenses for intermediate vision and overall image quality.
The World's first Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) Implant
The only lens which can be adjusted after surgery to give you the best vision possible
The London Eye Hospital is a world centre of Light Adjustable lens surgery. The Light Adjustable Lens is probably the greatest leap forward in lens implant technology since the first implant was used 60 years ago. It is simply the most technologically advanced solution for each individual eye without glasses.
Mr Bobby Qureshi at The London Eye Hospital implants the lens as a day case procedure, using a micro-incision surgical technique where no stitches are required. Mr Bobby Qureshi is one of the most experienced Light Adjustable Lens surgeons in the world.
Am I suitable for LAL?
Do you have difficulty reading or seeing things close up?
Do you have difficulty seeing while driving?
Does your glasses prescription change frequently?
Do you wear bifocal or varifocal glasses?
Do your glasses get in the way of your daily activities?
Have you had previous laser eye surgery and now have any of the above?
Have you been told that you have a cataract?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the above, you may have presbyopia or cataracts or both. This also means that your vision is affecting your lifestyle and you may be a candidate for the Light Adjustable Lens.
The Synchrony Accommodating Lens Implant
The only lens which expands and contracts like our natural lens to give a seamless change in focus from near to far and everywhere in-between
The Synchrony accommodating implant allows patients to see well at all distances which means near, intermediate and far without glasses or contact lenses. It is the only implant in the world that expands and contracts naturally to give a continuous change in focus without compromising the quality of vision – just like our natural lens when we are young.
Multifocal aspheric implants
The London Eye Hospital is the UK's leading centre for multifocal implants with their surgeons having implanted over 10,000 lenses of various designs.
Your eye contains a small lens. In a young normal eye this lens focuses the light entering the eye onto the retina and we can see near, intermediate, and in the distance. As we age the lens begins to harden and loses the ability to focus from near to intermediate to distance and back again. This is known as presbyopia and begins around the age of 40. This can be corrected to give freedom from glasses or contact lenses which will last forever.
As the natural lens in the eye ages further it starts to become cloudy and brown in colour, preventing the passage of light and causing colours to lose their brilliance. This is a cataract. At first frequent changes in your prescription can help, but left untreated cataracts can eventually lead to blindness. The London Eye Hospital utilises the safest and most advanced technology in existence for cataract surgery combined with the latest pioneering lens implants to simply give the best result.
What if I have already had cataract surgery?
Many people who have already had cataract surgery will be enjoying their improved vision, especially for distance, but will still be using reading glasses or varifocals for near and intermediate vision. A simple operation can produce a much greater freedom from glasses.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
At the centre of the retina is an area called the macula. It is the most sensitive part of the retina and is responsible for detailed colour vision. AMD is a degenerative condition of the macula associated with getting older.
Wet macular degeneration
Dry macular degeneration
IOL-VIP magnifying implants
Other eye surgery and treatments available at the The London Eye Hospital include Laser Eye Surgery, Corneal Transplantation, Blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery), Glaucoma Treatment, Retinal Surgery and Complex Reconstructive Surgery.
London Eye Hospital in the media
Mr Bobby Qureshi has been featured as a pioneering consultant ophthalmic surgeon specialising in Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery in the national and international media including Sky News, ITV, BBC News, Fox News, The Times, The Daily Mail, The Express, The Mail on Sunday and New York Post to name just a few. He has also been featured on TV documentaries internationally such as Al-Arabia in the Middle East performing ground breaking surgery and discussing the latest lens implants such as the Light Adjustable Lens based on Nobel Prize winning technology.
ITN - Pioneering surgery to provide best vision
BBC - Giving old eyes a new lease of life
New York Post - Sharp sight for old eyes
Fox News - Artificial eyeballs can see in high definition
The Times - No need for specs: eye implants offer ‘super vision’
Daily Express - Lens implant has given me 'HD' vision
Also on BBC Radio 2 - Simon Mayo show, ITV News and Sky News