If you have glaucoma, we can treat most cases with drops. The drops work by lowering the pressure of the eye back to the target pressure for that eye.
The target pressure is the pressure that we have determined, that will cause no further damage to your vision. It can be different for each eye.
If drops fail to achieve the target pressure, we may have to consider surgery. The surgery involves passing a very fine fibre around the drainage canal and tying it so that the canal drains more effectively. This operation is called a canaloplasty, and we can perform it from inside or outside the eye.
There are also less invasive procedures that can be appropriate. We can discuss these with you if they are relevant to your case.
Increasingly, we offer surgery as the first line of treatment for glaucoma, with drops administered added afterwards if necessary.
Modern glaucoma treatment is easy and very effective. Most patients with glaucoma retain good vision indefinitely. Only a small number of patients lose significant vision.
The various drops used to treat glaucoma have different side effects. About 1 in 3 patients experience some redness and stinging in their eyes on commencing eye drops for glaucoma. These symptoms tend to improve within 6-8 weeks.
Other side effects include breathlessness if you are asthmatic, sunken eyes, dark rings around the eyes and lengthening of the eye lashes.
You must inform us of any side effects you experience, as you may benefit from a change to alternative treatment.
Glaucoma is a condition that causes the pressure inside the eye to be too high. If left untreated, this excessive pressure can damage the nerve that carries the vision to the brain; in severe cases, this can lead to blindness.
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Absolutely fantastic. I was very nervous having my laser treatment for narrow angle glaucoma. The Consultant was wonderful, caring and very understanding. She talked me through the procedure and was extremely patient. Definitely recommend My-iClinic.
I was originally recommended to this Clinic by my optician for urgent Glaucoma treatment. Mr Bolger saved my sight – what more can I say? Since then, I have been seen regularly and had cataract treatment very successfully in both eyes. Ms Odufuwa now sees me every 6 months for a complete check-up, the most recent being last week. The array of the latest machines helps to inform them and track my progress. The staff are friendly, attentive and helpful; the rooms are clean and everything is wiped down before each use – this has always been the case even before the pandemic. I take every opportunity to recommend this Clinic.
I have visited My-iClinic for cataract surgery and glaucoma assessment and both experience have been exemplary. The personal attention to detail is simply First Class. I had double cataract surgery in September 2020. I declined to write a review a couple of weeks later. Now, 10 months later I cannot sing the praises of this clinic highly enough. I had a follow up review which confirmed the initial stages of Glaucoma. I have had a full assessment which included a full field test and shall be monitoring progress in three months. Miss Bola explains issues in simple terms with examples and I noticed on the wall of her consulting room that she gained a Masters from Moorfields to add to her other qualifications in 2018.
Mr Bolger and his Team are very professional and efficient in all aspects. The Clinic is always welcoming and has an up to date feel, After being referred by my Optician I have been a patient of Mr Bolger for the past three years on a Glaucoma plan and always feel that I am getting excellent treatment and sound advice. I have also had a cataract operation at the Clinic which was carried out by Mr Bolger and I would have no hesitation in recommending this procedure.
Pleasant reception room, helpful staff and state of the art specialist equipment all make for a relaxing stress-free experience. Excellent treatment for my condition, which is glaucoma. I would recommend My-iClinic without reservation.
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Meet the My-iClinic founders, Mr John Bolger and Ms Bola Odufuwa. Two consultant eye surgeons who made it their life goal to make your life better.
Consultant Ophthalmologist Clinic Director MBBS DO FRCS (Ed) FRCOphth MSc
Bola Odufuwa is a consultant ophthalmologist at The Royal Free Hospital and My-iClinic. Her specialities include cataract, glaucoma, paediatric, and laser refractive surgery. Bola has had extensive training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, where she gained expertise in the management of various eye conditions.
Bola Odufuwa’s special interests include optimal refractive outcomes following cataract surgery, non-penetrating glaucoma surgery, and assessment eyesight in children with special needs: particularly dyslexia and autism.
Mr John Bolger
Consultant Ophthalmologist Clinic Director FRCS DO FEBOS -CR
John Bolger is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Clinic Director at My-iClinic. His specialities include ophthalmology, laser refractive surgery (SMILE, Presbyond, LASIK, PRK, PTK), refractive lens exchange (RLE), cataract surgery, glaucoma treatment and macular degeneration.
Over the course of his career, John Bolger has carried out over 35,000 cataract operations, 20 of which were for eye surgeons. He has also taught over 1500 young ophthalmologists worldwide as they begin their surgical careers.
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