Cataracts are a common cause of blurred vision, and are formed when the normally clear lens inside the eye starts to cloud. If left untreated, cataracts can significantly worsen vision and eventually cause blindness. Fortunately, cataract surgery has an excellent success rate in restoring healthy, clear vision with minimal downtime and discomfort.
Justin regularly performs cataract surgery to correct the vision of his patients, and by working with a carefully selected group of skilled and compassionate anaesthetists, the procedure is pain-free and carried out in a calm and stress-free environment. After careful personalised consultation, he gently removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a man-made lens. This process is performed as a day procedure under light sedation and local anaesthetic, which speeds up the recovery period. There is no need to stay in hospital after cataract surgery.
Justin values the comfort and confidence of his cataract surgery patients, and spends time ensuring that they feel prepared and relaxed during their cataract surgery journey. After surgery, Justin maintains close contact with his patients to assist with post-operative care and ensure the best possible results.
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Cosmetic Eye Surgery
Justin’s emphasis on cosmetic eyelid surgery is to deliver natural, improved aesthetic results that are, above all, safe. Justin’s surgical approach achieves results that complement patients’ natural features to restore a healthy appearance, reducing unwanted features of advanced ageing or fatigue.
Justin’s training and expertise in general eyelid surgery, combined with his experience in rehabilitative and restorative surgery for patients with skin lesions and ageing changes, allows him to correct cosmetic issues with a strong focus on the health and function of the eye as a whole.
Upper eyelid reductions have been rewarding for Justin’s patients over many years, and is a procedure that has a high degree of satisfaction and a low complication rate. Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty is almost always performed as day case procedure in a private hospital setting, under light sedation with local anaesthetic, and patients find the experience very straightforward and the recovery fast and easy to manage.
Lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery tends to be a more complex and involved surgery with longer recovery times. Justin advocates the fat transposition technique to maintain a full and healthy appearance and minimise long-term hollowing of the lower eyelid.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery needs to be carefully considered against all benefits and risks. For this reason, Justin likes to have a thorough, and often a second, consultation to get to know his patients well , tailor a bespoke surgical plan, and address any pre-operative concerns so that patients can approach surgery with confidence and a sense of calm.
Please advise Justin’s administrative team when making an appointment if considering cosmetic eyelid surgery, so that we can plan for your consultation appropriately.
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Justin has extensive experience performing all types of eyelid surgery and it is one of the mainstays of his practice. Justin is both an ophthalmologist and an oculoplastic surgeon, and this combination of specialist skills allows him to expertly examine the health of the eye as well as that of the eyelid, assessing and treating them holistically to achieve the best possible result.
Treatments are usually performed as day procedures, under sedation and with local anaesthetic administered by Justin’s carefully selected team of highly skilled and compassionate anaesthetists, who help make the surgery experience a calm and positive one for each patient.
There are several upper and lower eyelid conditions that Justin can correct with surgery. These include:
- Ectropian (turned out lower eyelid)
- Entropian (turned in lower eyelid)
- Ptosis (droopy upper eyelids)
- Dermatochalasis (excess upper eyelid skin that disturbs normal vision)
- Chalazion (persistent stye or infected cyst of the eyelid) and eyelid lumps and bumps.
- These can often be diagnosed and treated during the initial consultation.
- Skin cancer of the eyelids
- A diagnosis of skin cancer on the eyelids can be very confronting. However Justin is highly experienced in excision techniques and in restoring the normal function and appearance of the eyelid. In some cases, Justin may involve dermatologists trained in Mohs (skin cancer) surgery to assist with excision of the skin tumour.
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Tear Duct Surgery
Justin has helped many patients find permanent relief from constant eye watering, which is a debilitating problem, especially when it stretches on for months and years. Justin will carefully examine your eyelids, lacrimal and tear duct system to find the cause of your watering eyes. If issues such as dry eyes, ingrown eyelashes, and malposition of the lower eyelid are ruled out, the cause is often a narrowed or blocked nasolacrimal tear duct, which is the path tears take from the lacrimal sac in the eye to the nose.
Justin is very focused on identifying the cause of this condition with careful examination techniques, with his findings helping him to formulate an effective solution for each of his patients. His expertise and skill in endoscopic lacrimal surgery (where surgery is performed via the nose with no skin incisions or scarring) has resolved this issue for many relieved patients. Specialist eye surgeon colleagues commonly refer patients with blocked tear ducts to Justin for treatment when the patient desires an endoscopic procedure.
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If you have further questions or would like to book a consultation with Justin to discuss the health and function of your tear ducts, please call on (03) 95094233 or email us at email@example.com