Frant Road Clinic
65 Frant Road
T: 01892 619797
F: 01892 619798
Monday - Friday
8.30am - 5pm
Frant Road Clinic Ophthalmology
Tel: 01892 619797
In the UK, more than a quarter of those aged 60 or over suffers from some degree of sight loss as a result of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is the breakdown of the area at the back of the eye that pulls everything into focus. As this area, the macula, gradually deteriorates, words may become blurred, straight lines may appear crooked and ‘empty patches’ may appear in the centre of your field of vision.
There are two kinds of AMD – wet and dry. Although neither kind of AMD can be reversed, both can be treated with medication and, in some cases, surgery. At Frant Road Clinic, we offer a detailed examination of the retina and, if necessary, treatment with eye injections of lucentis avastin and/or laser surgery.
Blepharitis and other eye lid diseases
Blepharitis is inflammation of the eyelid which can cause a burning or itching sensation in the eye and is often accompanied by flaking, crusting, and redness along the eyelid and the feeling that there is something in the affected eye. Without treatment, this minor condition can result in more serious eye problems.
At Frant Road Clinic, we provide treatment for Blepharitis and for other conditions of the eyelid.
Cataracts is the gradual clouding of the lens in the eye. It is a common cause of vision problems and can usually be resolved with surgery.
If you’ve reached the point where a cataract in your eye is blurring your vision and normal activities are becoming difficult, it’s worth considering cataract surgery.
At Frant Road Clinic, we can restore your vision with advanced cataract surgery. After a local or surface anaesthetic, the affected lens is removed using a tiny ultrasound instrument and then replaced with either a standard NHS lens or an enhanced, multi-focal lens(similar to bifocal or varifocal lenses.)
Conditions and Treatments
Several eye problems are associated with diabetes, including retinopathy. Retinopathy is a common side-effect of Type 2 diabetes which causes damage to the retina and, if undetected or left untreated, can cause blindness. In its early stages, retinopathy is symptom-less and can only be spotted by an eye test, which is why people with diabetes are advised to have their vision checked by an optician at least once a year.
In its early stages, the best treatment for retinopathy is improved management of the diabetes which is at the root of this eye problem. However, if this problem has progressed to the stage where vision is being affected, laser surgery, which is available at Frant Road Clinic - is the recommended course of action.
The risk of glaucoma, which can cause blindness if left untreated, increases with age and is one of the conditions an optician checks for during a routine eye test. Once detected, it’s possible to treat glaucoma and help prevent vision deteriorating further.
At Frant Road Clinic, we treat glaucoma with a state-of-the-art combination of Advanced Optical Coherence Tomography, drug treatment, laser treatment and, if necessary, surgery.