providing specialist expertise in eye surgery
CATHEDRAL Eye Clinic has been announced as the title sponsor of the North of Ireland Championship to be played at the Royal Portrush Golf Club from 14th - 18th July 2014.
The Championship is one of the most anticipated amateur competitions of the season, attracting some of the most talented golfers in Ireland. This year promises to be no exception with the organisers once again planning to cater for over 300 players, with a handicap of 2.5 or lower, battling it out over five days to win one of the top amateur titles in Irish …
The Cathedral Eye Clinic operates a ‘total care’ policy. This means that unlike others in the marketplace, the surgeon meets with the patient on a number of occasions pre and post op laser surgery.
By Sunday night my vision was starting to get better and on Tuesday I got the post op contact lenses removed.
After that I could legally drive - I could see everything and each day my precise vision got better and better.
In the beginning it took my eyes a wee while to adjust in the mornings but now everything is brilliant.
At the age of 30 I …
THIS IS the 71-year-old retired nurse who is back playing badminton without her glasses after being treated for a series of eye complications at a top Northern Ireland clinic.
Co Down woman Daphne Aldworth had given up on saving her eyesight after being told that nothing could be done for her. But her doctor son had heard that she might be able to find a solution at the private Cathedral Eye Clinic, based at the University of Ulster in Belfast.
And just weeks after undergoing surgery, Daphne is back playing her beloved badminton. The …
Well known Donegal rally driver will compete next week – for the first time without glasses!
Martin Howley is a familiar face on the Irish rally scene as well as in Killybegs where the fisherman skippered a boat for 30 years.
Now the 58-year-old has revealed that he has ditched his glasses after undergoing an “incredible” new eye operation at Belfast’s Cathedral Eye Clinic.
And next week he will compete in the Mayo rally, his first race without glasses.
I’m like a lot of people my age; my eyesight is deteriorating …
A retired Garda and his teacher wife have become the first couple in Ireland to ditch their glasses for a revolutionary new treatment.
Tony Canning and his wife Marie from Castlefin in Co Donegal had a multifocal lens fitted in their eyes by experts at the Cathedral Eye Clinic, based at the University of Ulster in Belfast.
Now Tony (68) and schoolteacher Marie (63) say their lives have changed completely because of the operations – and admit they have even stopped bickering with each other!
Tony, originally from Mohill in Co Leitrim, …
Michael Todd, the owner of MT Forklifts in Belfast said:
My life has been transformed since having laser eye correction surgery at the Cathedral Eye Clinic in Belfast.
I am now able to drive, work and carry out complex repair jobs — quite often complex colour coded wiring jobs on forklift trucks with my staff.
I couldn’t believe that I could read and see perfectly as soon as I sat up after the procedure was complete.”
And Cecil agrees:
I have absolutely no regrets, I am delighted. Having my vision corrected has made me focused, it has …
At Cathedral Eye Clinic we strive to offer the most professional service to our clients. Our main priority is with patient safety and health and this is why we would recommend Transepithelial laser eye surgery for those who are considering laser eye surgery.
Cathedral Eye Clinic advocates Transepithelial laser eye surgery – a revolutionary and non-invasive procedure whereby the cornea remains untouched by any instrument but is reshaped with incredible accuracy and tracking smoothness through our Schwind Amaris technology. The Schwind Amaris is the only laser which is specifically designed to treat in this way. This is the most powerful, safest and advanced excimer laser available today (the only system in Ireland) where treatment is administered through the surface of the eye i.e. no instrument touches the eye, no flaps are cut and no alcohol is used on the eye. The surrounding epithelium is not damaged which means there is quicker regrowth and repair of the cornea post laser surgery.
The tracker and treatment are designed to ensure that no laser spot ever hits the same spot twice within a predefined period of time. This way we can ensure that no heat is generated in the corneal tissue. Only one of the reasons for exemplary stability in postoperative refraction and lack of postoperative haze.
This means one can get all the safety of LASEK and even more … The final result – safer treatment and better, quicker visual results. This is why Cathedral Eye Clinic advocate use of the state of the art Schwind Armis laser to manage our patients in the safest and most effective way possible.
My name is Shauna and I am a typical busy young mum. I try to live my life to the full and be the best mum to my children that I can be, but sometimes I find this difficult as I have severe problems with my eyesight. For years I have suffered discomfort, sensitivity and pain in my eyes which is getting worse and my eyesight is deteriorating rapidly. My ophthalmologist has diagnosed me with Corneal Dystrophy, which is a rare form of disease, which affects the front of my eye. This means I get painful erosions on my eyes which interfer with my sight. I have undergone transplant surgery with two donor corneal grafts but with this particular Corneal Dystrophy, the cells left in my eye that cannot be removed, contain the mutation that cause my disease and they grow back very quickly and I am back to the same stage as I was prior to surgery. I am a primary school teacher and my job is so fulfilling and rewarding but I really depend on my eyes to do it. It really is difficult to cope with living with this disease.
Imagine my horror when I found out that this eye disease is caused by a mutation in a gene we all have and need called TBFGI. Due to the genetic nature of this disease I now know I will pass it on to at least half of my children.
I would like to introduce you to Patrick, my nine year old son. He is a keen soccer player who wants to play for Liverpool when he is older. Patrick is a happy go lucky boy like so many other children his age but over the last few years he has been suffering from discomfort and pain in his eyes, exactly the same as I experienced. Patrick’s eyesight is getting progressively worse and it really frightens me to think that his eyesight may deteriorate so badly that he may have to undergo major corneal grafting surgery which may not even help him. My greatest fear would be that his condition could ultimately lead to blindness.
The Cathedral Eye Clinic has a team of consultant ophthalmologists providing specialist expertise in laser and refractive surgery, cataract surgery, anterior segment surgery, medical and surgical retina and oculoplastic surgery.
This range of medical expertise enables the clinic to treat eye conditions that may not be suitable for standard refractive surgery in other clinics. For example, Professor Johnny Moore specializes in treating difficult corneal and anterior segment problems using the most up-to-date laser platforms and intraocular lens technologies available in the world today. New treatments for the management of keratoconus, such as automated mechanical or laser lamellar surgery and Intacs, are also available. Please contact the Cathedral Eye Clinic for further information on other treatments.
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