General Eye Conditions

Chalazion and Stye A chalazion is a cyst on the eyelid caused by a build up of secretions in the glands. A cyst is a round and usually painless swelling on the eyelid. Most often these will only shrink over many months and it is best to go forward to a small surgical procedure to […]


Unfortunately the eye is prone to injury and this can be separated into minor or severe trauma. Minor Traumas: Corneal Abrasion A scratch on the surface of the eye may cause a loss of the outer surface of the cornea called an abrasion. This is painful but can be easily treated and tends to heal […]

Conditions Needing Intravitreal Injections

The advent of anti-vascular endothelial growth factors (anti VEGF) agents has revolutionised treatment for a number of ocular conditions including age related macular degeneration and cystoid macula oedema from diabetic maculopathy and retinal vein occlusions. Mr Jasani offers a detailed initial and follow up assessments, relevant investigation using state of the art imaging systems, and […]

Retinal Detachment

Retinal detachment is an ophthalmic emergency that requires an urgent assessment by an ophthalmologist and in most cases urgent surgery to prevent permanent sight loss. There are 3 types of retinal detachment: rhegmatogeneous (break related), tractional or exudative, each with different causes and treatment. We will discuss the rhegmatogeneous subtype which is the commonest cause […]


What are floaters? Floaters are small pieces of debris in the vitreous cavity (the jelly like substance within your eyes) of your eye. They are often described as either as small dark shapes that float across your vision and can look like spots, threads, squiggly lines, or even little cobwebs. Floaters move as your eyes […]

Epiretinal Membranes / Cellophane Maculopathy

What are epiretinal membranes? Epiretinal membranes (also known as macular pucker or cellophane maculopathy) are fine membranes that grow on the surface of your retina. This membrane can distort and contort retinal structures resulting in vision being blurred and distorted. Who gets it? Men and women are equally affected by the condition which is more […]

Macula Hole

What is a macula hole? The retina is the layer of your eye that helps you see things. It is the equivalent of the film in a camera. The macula is the most sensitive part of your retina accounting for all of your fine central vision and colour perception. Occasionally, there can be a defect […]


Cataract surgery remains the most frequently performed NHS surgical procedure in the UK with approximately 400,000 operations undertaken in England alone in a year. What are cataracts? Cataracts are when the lens in your eyes show signs of ageing and becomes cloudy and loose its transparency. When we are young, our lenses are usually clear […]


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