Southampton’s eye unit is the leading provider of eye care services on the south coast.
The optometry department provides aids for the treatment of low vision conditions as well as contact lens fitting, and works alongside the orthoptics department to assess and treat a range of problems with eye movement and vision.
The eye unit is proud to have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and is constantly developing new treatments for blindness.
Its strong links with the University of Southampton ensure that research into the causes and treatments for the most serious cases of previously untreatable blindness can be found.
As well as being the region’s leading provider of eye care, the unit is also a major player in the research into and teaching of eye care.
- Cataracts including cataract surgery
- Retinal conditions including retinal detachment, vitrectomy and diabetic retinopathy
- Macular conditions including a hole in the macula and macular degeneration
- Glaucoma, both chronic and acute
- Eyelid, tear drainage and orbit conditions including blocked tear ducts, entropion and ectropion
- Oculoplastics, which are operations involving the eye lids or eye ball
- Corneal conditions and surgery including conditions such as pterigium, keratoconus and distored cornea, and corneal grafts
- Eye movement disorders such as amblyopia (lazy eye), squint, defective binocular vision and double vision
- Prosthetic eyes and whole eye disorders
- Lens conditions and treatments including aphakia, high myopia, hypermetropia, uveitis and the provision of cosmetic lenses