Other Eye Conditions

Receive the highest quality treatment for eye conditions, restoring your confidence and quality of life.

Healthy eyes are not only essential for good vision, they also help us feel confident in our professional lives and enable us to carry out basic tasks such as driving, reading and enjoying leisure activities. 

For aesthetic reasons, the appearance of our eyes is also extremely important. When we meet someone new, we often notice their eyes before anything else. How our eyes look can affect our self confidence, social interactions and our overall quality of life.

At some point in our lives, many of us will develop minor problems with our eyes, or notice small changes in the way they appear. These changes may include noticeable bumps on the eyelids or eyes themselves, which can be distracting during face-to-face-interactions, and may affect how we feel about ourselves. 

In most cases, blemishes and imperfections on the eye and eyelid can be removed quickly and painlessly by an experienced surgeon without any noticeable scarring, leaving you feeling more confident, comfortable and happier with your appearance. 

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Common eye conditions

Lumps and bumps on the eye

Lumps and bumps predominantly on the whitish part of the eyeball are relatively common and rarely eye-sight threatening . In the majority of cases, they are harmless growths called pterygia and pingueculae. These are usually caused by eye irritation (such as dry eye syndrome), or exposure to the sun and other irritants such as dust and wind. Pterygia (also known as surfers’ eye) and pingueculae can look unpleasant and may feel uncomfortable, however they are easily treated with medication or surgery by an experienced ophthalmologist.

If you are worried about a lump or discoloration in your eye, then Professor Fischer can help. He has trained at some of the leading universities and eye hospitals in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, Australia and the USA, and is experienced in the treatment of a wide range of eye conditions. 

 

Surfers’ eye / pterygium (tur-rid-gee-um)

Surfer’s eye – also known as pterygium – is a small, pink growth which appears on the white part of the eye. It is a common condition which is usually caused by exposure to the sun, and irritants including dust and wind. Some people notice a small yellow patch (a pinguecula) in their eye before surfers’ eye develops. 

Although it can be worrying to have a growth in your eye, surfers’ eye is not dangerous. However, you may experience unpleasant symptoms such as dry, gritty eyes, or a burning or itching sensation in your eye. Your eye may also appear very red. In severe cases, the growth can spread across the cornea and pupil, leading to vision problems.

Professor Fischer has experience in the treatment of surfers’ eye with autologous conjunctival graft transplants, having trained in Australia. Thanks to his knowledge of advanced surgical techniques, you will receive the best available treatment for surfers’ eye, dramatically improving the appearance of your eye, restoring vision and immediately improving your comfort and self confidence.  

 

Lumps and bumps on the eyelid

There are lots of different types of lumps and bumps which can form on the eyelid, and although they may look unpleasant, most are harmless. The most common form of lump on the eyelid is a stye, which is usually caused by an infection in an eyelash follicle, or an eyelid gland. A stye usually appears on the outer rim of the top or bottom eyelid and is often red and painful to touch. 

Another common type of lump on the eyelid is a chalazion. Also known as a meibomian cyst, a chalazion is similar to a stye, but is caused by a blockage in an oil-producing gland in the eyelid. Chalazions usually form on the inside of the eyelid or on the outside of the upper eyelid. 

If a stye or chalazion doesn’t go away on its own, is particularly large or painful, or causes vision problems, then you will need treatment from a qualified ophthalmologist. You may need medication or a minor operation to remove it.

Other types of eyelid bumps include milia, small white cysts which can form on the eyelids or under the eyes, and xanthelasma, small yellow bumps caused by collections of plaque which form under the skin, sometimes around the eyes. Xanthelasma can be a sign of high cholesterol so if you notice them, it’s probably a good idea to get your cholesterol levels checked.  

If you are worried about lumps on your eyelid, then Dr Fischer will provide you with expert medical advice about the best course of treatment for your condition, ranging from medication to surgery. 

Professor Fischer has extensive experience in the field of ophthalmic surgery, having carried out more than 5000 surgical procedures during his career, so you can rest assured that you will receive the best treatment available.

 

High altitude ophthalmology

High altitude is known to affect the eyes and vision. In the short-term, altitude can lead to retinopathy, changes in corneal thickness and photokeratitis – a painful, temporary eye condition caused by exposure to ultraviolet rays – whilst long-term effects include pterygium (surfers’ eye), cataracts and dry eye syndrome. Professor Fischer has extensive training in the field of high altitude ophthalmology and visual function. His unique expert knowledge singles him out as one of the leading experts in this specialist field.

 

Exercise physiology and the eye

The effects of exercise on our overall health have been well documented for many years. However, it is less well-known that exercise can also have beneficial effects on our vision. Spending time outdoors can reduce the incidence of myopia (short-sightedness), whilst physical exercise can vastly improve retinal blood flow and reduce the risk of central retinal vein occlusion and neovascular age-related macular degeneration. In addition to his extensive surgical credentials, Professor Fischer is an expert in exercise physiology and its role in ocular health.

Although it can be worrying if you notice any changes to your eye or experience unpleasant symptoms, the majority of eye conditions can be easily treated with the right medication or surgery.

The good news is high-quality treatment is available quickly

 

Choosing to have your eye condition treated privately means that you’ll be seen quickly and soon be on the road to recovery. Thanks to Professor Fischer’s extensive experience and specialist training, you will receive the most appropriate treatment for your condition, which is tailored to meet your personal priorities, lifestyle and professional commitments.

Professor Fischer provides a range of leading edge treatments for most eye conditions, restoring not just the health, but also the appearance of your eyes.

The right treatment can:

  • Eliminate unsightly lumps and bumps from your eyes or eyelids
  • Enhance your vision
  • Improve your quality of life, by restoring your self confidence and appearance

 

Safe, painless and quick treatment

Professor Fischer has extensive expertise in the treatment of eye conditions, and has carried out more than 5000 eye operations during the course of his career. He will tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs, so that you can enjoy the safety and the benefits of the best treatment available, without delay.

Consultant-led care throughout, from an internationally trained, award-winning surgeon

You can rest assured that your vision is being taken care of by a highly experienced expert. Professor Fischer has trained at some of the best Universities and Eye Hospitals in the world. He is a member of the European Society Of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons and has performed over 5000 surgical procedures. Your care will be overseen by Professor Fischer from your very first interaction, throughout your treatment and through to recovery. 

The very latest techniques for precision treatment of eye conditions

Professor Fischer delivers leading-edge care, including computer-assisted surgical solutions, so you can rest assured that your vision is in safe hands. As a leading expert in the treatment of conditions affecting your eyes and eyesight, you can be confident that you are receiving care from one of the most advanced practitioners in the field.

Modern, comfortable and high quality facilities

The Nuffield Health Oxford, The Manor Hospital offers patients a modern and comfortable environment for consultations, tests and treatment with state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and operating theatres.

Professional, caring and dedicated staff

Professor Fischer is supported by a wider team of clinical and administrative staff dedicated to excellent care and the highest level of patient satisfaction.

Enjoy life more confidently

Eye conditions don’t just affect your vision, they can also affect your self confidence and quality of life. The good news is, most conditions are treatable. With Professor Fischer’s expert help, you can see clearly once again, free of discomfort and able to enjoy life to the fullest.

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Take advantage of a free, no-obligation 10-minute virtual consultation at a time to suit you. Simply send us your details using the form below and we’ll get back in touch within 24 hours to arrange your appointment.

Frequently asked questions

Will my private medical insurance cover the treatment of my eye condition?

Many insurance companies provide cover for consultations, diagnostic tests, treatment and some types of eye surgery. However, there may be limits on the procedures they will cover, and you may be required to pay the difference yourself. Professor Fischer will provide you with all the information you need to get an accurate answer from your provider ahead of your treatment.

How much does private treatment cost?

The exact price of your care will depend on your specific condition and the recommended course of treatment, but as a guide you can expect to pay:

  • 10 minute virtual consultation – Free of charge
  • 30 minute face-to-face consultation in clinic – £250
  • 45 minute second opinion consultation – £350
  • Personalised diagnostics – from £250
  • Personalised treatment & surgery package – from £250*

 

*for minor procedures

Is treatment for an eye condition painful?

Receiving treatment for an eye condition isn’t usually painful, although you may experience slight discomfort if you require a surgical procedure. In this case, you’ll be provided with pain medication and guidance on how to reduce or avoid discomfort.

How long does it take to treat en eye condition?

Many eye conditions can be treated quickly and painlessly, thanks to advanced technology, coupled with the skills and experience of Professor Fischer. Depending on the condition, treatment may be completed in a matter of hours, days or weeks. Professor Fischer will advise you about what to expect in your individual case.

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