Glaucoma Surgeon Kent

Mr Saurabh Goyal is a Consultant Eye Surgeon based in London and Kent.

As a specialist in glaucoma, he can help you with all aspects of treatment using the latest advances in glaucoma laser and surgery techniques. Private consultations and private surgery are available at both the BMI Blackheath Hospital, Kent and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.

If your optometrist has told you that you have high eye pressure or abnormal visual fields or suspicious optic nerve or narrow anterior chamber angles then you may be developing or are at risk of glaucoma and it is very important that you seek out expert help to help correctly diagnose and manage the condition.

Is glaucoma a common eye condition?

Some people are more prone to developing glaucoma, and these include people over the age of 60, and people that have family members with glaucoma.

If you have a blood relative with glaucoma and you are worried about your vision, then you can get your eyes checked with your regular optician who can check for the condition.

During your eye examination, your optician will most likely give you eye drops to help dilate your pupils. They will also test the pressure in your eyes to see if it is within the normal range. They would also like to check for your peripheral vision or visual field with a machine. Checking for glaucoma is a painless procedure.

Glaucoma treatment options

You can book a private consultation with Mr Goyal at the BMI Blackheath Hospital, Kent or St Thomas Hospital, London. He will be able to assess the health of your eyes and offer the best course of treatment suitable to the type of glaucoma you have and the level of the condition.

Treatment options can include medicated eye drops that will help to lower the pressure in your eye.

Other treatment options may involve using laser surgery or microsurgery to aid the proper drainage of your eye fluid to reduce the pressure.

Can I have glaucoma and cataracts at the same time?

You can suffer from glaucoma and cataracts at the same time. Sometimes having one condition can lead to the other. The main difference between the two eye conditions is that they are caused by different things and lead to different problems.

Glaucoma results from a build-up of fluid and pressure inside your eyeballs. Cataracts develop from an accumulation of broken-down proteins in your eyes that cloud the lens. Glaucoma treatments focus on reducing the fluid build-up in your eye.

While having cataract surgery can restore your vision, if you have vision loss from glaucoma, unfortunately, your eyesight will most likely remain impaired, but you can prevent any further sight loss with proper treatment for glaucoma.

While both cataracts and glaucoma are serious eye conditions, catching them early is the key to preserving your vision. This is why we recommend that you have your eyes tested regularly and if you notice any of the above-mentioned symptoms, seek out professional help as soon as you can.

If you lose some of your vision because of glaucoma, it’s likely to be permanent so we don’t recommend that you ignore any of the symptoms/signs mentioned here because this could lead to further sight loss.

If you would like to talk to us about treatments for glaucoma, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions and book a consultation for you.