Retinal Conditions

Restore your visual clarity and peace of mind. Get prompt diagnosis and treatment from a world-renowned retina specialist.

Niggling floaters, flashes or wavy lines in your vision can turn from mildly irritating to a serious threat to your vision if left untreated. A broad range of issues could be behind your symptoms, but often, the retina has something to do with it.

Like the film in a photocamera, the retina is a thin and delicate layer at the back of the eye that is responsible for detecting light and images and converting them into signals that our brain can understand. Retinal conditions, therefore, can’t be managed by glasses, contact lenses or a cataract surgery alone, but a safe and quick surgical solution exists for most retinal conditions.

Retinal diseases are a major cause of severe vision loss. If you’re experiencing anything outside of the ordinary with your eyes, it is always best to be seen by an experienced professional quickly. Fortunately, prompt assessment and treatment from an expert can prevent or significantly slow down loss of vision.

Retinal surgeries are considered to be the most surgically demanding procedures in ophthalmology and require high precision, good planning and a flawless execution; therefore an experienced surgeon is key for optimal surgical outcome and best results.

Professor Dominik Fischer is a world renowned expert in retinal conditions and has treated countless patients, restoring and retaining precious quality of vision. He is the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, and is a key contributor to the advancement of the field.

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“About three years ago, I was extremely concerned when I became aware of a small defect in my vision. Not only for me as an artist, it would be an extreme threat to no longer be able to see properly. For me, eyesight is an incredibly ingenious gift from my creator.

As I deal with visually impaired people, I panicked when I was told how early macular degeneration becomes noticeable. So I was incredibly happy, relieved and grateful when Prof. Fischer examined me and took away my fear that it could be the disease I had feared. His way of dealing with me as a person seeking help would have strengthened my trust in his competence even if the findings had been different. Again thank you very much!”

Karsten R. Wieprich

Rottenburg am Neckar, Germany

A broad range of conditions means it’s important to get specialist assessment

There are lots of symptoms associated with retinal disease that you might be experiencing. Professor Fischer is highly experienced in assessing and diagnosing retinal conditions to ensure you receive an accurate treatment plan.

Symptoms will range from mild to severe and might include:

Reduced vision/ loss of vision

Blurry or foggy vision



Wavy vision

Flashing lights

An in-depth consultation and thorough diagnostic assessment, will allow Professor Fischer to accurately pinpoint the condition or disease you have, which may include:

    Vitreous syneresis

    Vitreomacular traction

    Macular hole

    Epiretinal membrane

    Retinal detachment

    Vascular medical retinal disorder

    Diabetic retinopathy

    Hypertensive retinopathy

    Retinal vein occlusions

    Retinal artery occlusions

    Age related macular degenerations:

    Wet AMD

    Dry AMD

    Inherited retinal disorders

    The risk of developing retinal disease grows significantly as you age. Lifestyle choices like smoking, alcohol intake, exercise levels and diet are also factors that make it more likely that you will develop problems with your retina.

    Whatever the cause of your symptoms, opting for private treatment places you in the direct care of a world-renowned expert throughout your journey. Professor Dominik Fischer’s vast experience, use of innovative techniques and the latest technology means you’ll not find a better option elsewhere.

    Seeing Professor Fischer means you won’t have to wait weeks or even months before receiving an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.

    Book your FREE virtual consultation today

    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.

    By clicking "Book Now" you agree to the privacy policy.

    Prompt care with no waiting lists

    As soon as you make contact with us, we’ll expedite your care to ensure your diagnosis and treatment is carried out quickly. The safest course of action is prompt assessment to get best visual outcome and avoid worsening of your condition. 

    An award-winning, world-renowned expert

    Professor Fischer has been granted numerous awards for his work in the field of retinal disease including the Leonhard Klein award for the advancement of vitreoretinal surgery and the Senator H. Wacker award for scientific contributions to the field of retinal and choroidal disease. He is widely recognised internationally as one of the foremost experts, as well as being an advisor to industry, societies and government agencies on the topic of retinal conditions.

    Professor Fischer also trains other surgeons world-wide in retinal surgery and subretinal gene therapy; a novel technique he personally helped develop and optimise.

    Consultant-led care throughout your journey

    Your care will be overseen by Professor Fischer from your very first interaction, throughout your treatment and through to recovery. You can be assured that you’re in the very best hands from start to finish.

    The very latest diagnostic and treatment technology

    Professor Fischer is at the forefront of the latest retinal imaging and surgical technology. Innovative tools such as intra-operative OCT allow for much more precise guidance in real-time during surgery, meaning improved results and a better outcome for your vision. 

    Modern, comfortable and high quality facilities

    The Nuffield Health Oxford, The Manor Hospital offers patients a modern & 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 customer satisfaction.

    Frequently asked questions

    Can I use my private medical insurance for retinal conditions?

    Most retinal conditions are covered under medical insurance policies, but you should check with your insurance provider directly. They will give you an authorisation code for your consultations, diagnostics and treatments. Professor Fischer will provide you with all the information you need to get an accurate answer from your provider ahead of surgery.

    Can I see Professor Fischer for a second opinion?

    Professor Fischer is happy to see any patient that may benefit from his expertise, including those wishing to obtain a second opinion. It would be helpful to bring as much detail of any previous medical history, appointments or diagnostics as possible. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation.

    How much is private retinal treatment?

    There are a broad range of conditions and treatment ranges from simple outpatient procedures to more complex surgeries. As a guide, you can expect to pay:

    • 10 minute virtual consultation – Free of charge
    • Initial consultation face to face in clinic – £250 (30 minutes)
    • Second opinion consultation – £350 (45 minutes)
    • Personalised diagnostics – from £250
    • Personalised treatment & surgery package – from £1000*
    • Post-op follow up consultation – from £150

    * for some intravitreal procedures


    Will I need surgery?

    There are lots of conditions relating to the retina and whether or not you need surgery will depend on the exact cause and severity of your symptoms. Professor Fischer will carry out a comprehensive diagnostic assessment, and recommend the most appropriate therapy for your individual needs.

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions about our services, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Please feel free to get in touch with no obligation.