Mr. Sampath offers suture-less cataract surgery with drops or with injection anaesthetic or under general anaesthetic.
Cataract surgery with drops has gained huge popularity and more than 85% of his patients undergo the surgery with drops. This technique does not involve uncomfortable injections and the recovery period is very short following the surgery. This technique also removes the risks associated with injections around the eye which can, in very rare cases, be serious and sight threatening.
In the audit that he conducted, more than 96% of the patients who underwent this technique, found it to be very satisfactory. Patients who had injection to one eye and drops technique to the other overwhelmingly preferred the drops technique.
Mr.Sampath is one of the handful of ophthalmic surgeons offering this technique in the Midlands.
Now patients can have both eyes see far and near together by opting for a multifocal lens or an accommodating IOL These IOL’s, called “premium” lenses are not available on the NHS but give an almost full spectrum of vision, from far to near. We would be happy to discuss these options with you
These are usually age related but can be due to weakness of the structures at any age. Can affect the upper lids/brow/lower lids/upper/mid face
Mr. Sampath is very specialised in this field—it is generally felt by various organisations like the Medical Protection Society that doctors who do a lot of procedures in the same field have more predictable results than the ones who do the procedure occasionally. Mr Sampath is a specialised Oculoplastic surgeon (does only plastic surgery around the eyes/forehead/upper face) and not a general plastic surgeon.
Blepharoplasty is a very specialised procedure for the eyelid bags and is usually done under local anaesthetic as a day patient. This can be combined with brow droop correction for upper lids.
Majority of the facial palsy patients make a near complete recovery. Eye protection is the most important part of the management while waiting for the functions to recover. A small proportion of patients need protective eyelid procedures-to prevent corneal ulceration with the risk of permanent reduction in vision. Facial Palsy can also follow tumour resection surgery eg. acoustic neuroma, salivary gland tumours etc.
Mr. Sampath runs a joint facial nerve clinic with ENT, Plastic and Neurology consultants for patients who are complex and need combined procedures.
These are 'serious' lesions can vary from the non metastatic(non spreading) Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) to a fast spreading Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma.
BCC is the commonest type of skin malignancy. Eyelid/periocular tumours are best dealt with by surgery. The other skin malignancies like Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Malignant Melanoma, Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma are very rare.
Eyelid tumours are best dealt with by oculoplastic surgeons since they require specialised reconstruction techniques and maintenance of eye surface.
This is a very complex area of management. The treatment depends on the severity of the disease, progression of the disease, thyroid function control.
Mr. Sampath has a combined clinic with the endocrinologist for treating such patients.
The majority of the patients do not have sight threatening problems or cosmetically disabling proptosis(bulgy eyes) and can be treated medically.
Mr. Sampath’s team are specialised in managing the condition. If surgery is required for sight threatening or cosmetic reasons– various options are available like lid surgery, fat decompression, bony decompression etc.
This can affect any age group– usually due to a blocked tear drainage apparatus. It can also paradoxically happen due to dry eyes. There are plenty of other causes like weak lid, ocular surface chance, misdirected lashes etc.
Mr. Sampath’s team run a watery eye clinic at Leicester Royal Infirmary and consults for the condition in the private sector.
The treatment for watery eyes include both and surgical treatment. Leicester was one of the initial centres to offer surgery endoscopically (key hole without skin incision) when indicated for watery eyes.
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