Ophthalmology is the study of the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye. It deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye. It involves the care of eye conditions in patients of all ages covering a wide range of conditions; trauma, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, congenital and genetic eye problems. An ageing population means there are increasingly more incidences of age-related diseases of the eye, such as age related macular degeneration.

Cataracts are the main cause of impaired vision worldwide. Cataract surgery is the second most common operation performed in the NHS in England. The ophthalmology department provides a general ophthalmology service with specialisation of some common conditions. Rarer conditions can be assessed here.

Candover offers a wide range of ophthalmology procedures including:


  • Advanced laser vision correction
  • Cataract surgery
  • Blepharoplasty – clinical and aesthetic (eyelid surgery)
  • Corneal transplant surgery
  • Entropion and ectropion repair
  • Excimer laser surgery
  • Fluorescein angiography
  • Glaucoma surgery trabeculectomy
  • Ptosis surgery
  • Retinal detachment surgery
  • Squint surgery


For more information about each consultant and the consultation fees they charge self-funding patients, please click here to view the consultant page.

For our Glaucoma service click here

For our Cataracts service click here

For more information or to book an appointment, please call 01256 315010 or email info.candover@hhft.nhs.uk