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Private eye surgery:
laser iridotomy for
angle closure glaucoma

Private eye surgery:
laser iridotomy for angle closure glaucoma

Minimal waiting times and high-quality care at your fingertips with care at Midland Eye Clinic

What is laser iridotomy?
A laser iridotomy is a procedure used to treat angle-closure glaucoma.

If you have healthy eyes, the fluid in your eye (aqueous humour) flows through your pupil into the front of your eye and drains away through drainage channels called the trabecular meshwork. However, if you have angle-closure, these drainage channels are obstructed by the iris (the coloured part of your eye) which has moved forward. Because of this, the aqueous humour cannot leave your eye, so your eye pressure increases (also known as intraocular pressure). The build-up of pressure injures your optic nerve (which carries information from your eyes to your brain) and damages your vision.


How does it work?
A laser iridotomy uses a laser beam to create a small hole in your iris. This forms a permanent passage, which the aqueous humour can flow through, and pushes the iris tissue backwards, thereby unblocking the drainage channels. Aqueous humour is a completely different fluid to your tears - they will not be affected by the operation.

It is important to remember that this procedure is performed to save the sight you still have. It will not restore any sight you may have already lost; neither will it improve your sight.

The laser treatment is to prevent a sudden (acute) rise in pressure within your eye. Without having this treatment, you are at risk of developing sudden glaucoma and irreversible blindness.

Midland Eye is a specialist eye clinic led by the UK’s leading ophthalmology consultant doctors. As a world-class centre of excellence for eye surgery, we focus entirely on the treatment and care of patients with a wide range of eye problems, from common complaints to rare conditions that require treatment not available elsewhere in the UK. Our ophthalmic surgeons are renowned throughout the UK and worldwide for their expertise, knowledge and experience.

We offer an all-inclusive self-pay package for Laser iridotomy treatment for one eye with prices starting from £595 (terms and conditions apply). For more information and eligibility criteria, speak to one of our self-pay advisors by calling 0121 667 7894.

 

How much does it cost?

Midland Eye offers affordable, competitive self-pay packages so you know exactly what to expect.

 

An inclusive package for a Laser Iridotomy Procedure - per eye is available from

 

£595

Price subject to availability and eligibility criteria. All inclusive prices only available with select consultants. Please check at time of booking.
All-inclusive price does not include the initial consultation. Please see terms and conditions for more information.

How much does it cost?

Midland Eye offers affordable, competitive self-pay packages so you know exactly what to expect.

 

An inclusive package for a Laser Iridotomy Procedure - per eye is available from

 

£595

Price subject to availability and eligibility criteria. All inclusive prices only available with select consultants. Please check at time of booking.
All-inclusive price does not include the initial consultation. Please see terms and conditions for more information.

Finance options available

You can spread the cost of your treatment rather than paying for everything up-front by applying for our finance options. More information can be found here. *Terms and conditions apply.

What's included in your inclusive self-pay package?

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Personalised treatment plan

We know everyone is different, so your treatment plan will be individually tailored to you and designed to suit your specific healthcare needs and lifestyle

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Preoperative care

All pre-operative assessments and any tests or scans undertaken while you are at Parkside Hospital for the procedure will be covered - so no hidden costs or fees

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World-class expert team

All inpatient treatment costs as part of your procedure are included. This includes consultant, hospital, nursing, imaging and physiotherapy fees as applicable

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Aftercare

Our expert care doesn't end when your procedure does. All aftercare including medication for up to 7 days and one follow-up appointment post-surgery is included in your package

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Book your appointment now or request a call back

If you are considering paying for your own surgery and need more information or have a price enquiry and would like to speak to our Self-Pay Team, please fill in the form below and one of our team will contact you as soon a possible. Midland Eye Private Hospital offers all-inclusive self-pay packages for patients who wish to fund their own ophthalmology treatment.

For more information and prices, speak to one of our friendly self-pay advisors by calling 0121 667 7894 or click here to book an appointment