Mr Praveen Patel studied medicine at Cambridge University. During his undergraduate degree he really developed a passion for research. He studied ophthalmology at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London where he further developed his interest in clinical research. His passion and motivation as an ophthalmologist is providing cutting edge treatments for patients on the NHS and privately.
Miss Lydia Chang specialises in Glaucoma. She has been a consultant for the last 10 years and has practised privately and on the NHS. Miss Chang is also a clinical advisor for NHS eye procedures. Her goal with each patient is to have them leaving her feeling reassured and empowered about improving their visual health.
Vision loss after the age of 40 is common, and there are several reasons this happens. One of the most prevalent reasons is an age-related change in our focusing which means we are not able to read small print easily without glasses (also known as presbyopia). However, there are more serious eye conditions which can lead to irreversible vision loss if not detected at an early stage.
AMD is a condition which affects the retina, the light-sensitive membrane at the back of the eye. As we get older, we develop an accumulation of waste material underneath the retina. This accumulation can affect the function of the light-sensitive cells.