An orbital fracture is a serious break or crack in one or more of the bones of the eye socket. It can be caused by a motor vehicle accident, fall, sports injury, industrial accident or the like, and be serious enough to affect sight. Depending on whether the eyelid muscles are injured, an orbital fracture can cause double vision. Considerable swelling in the eye area typically accompanies this type of injury. Once swelling recedes, the eye may appear recessed more than is normal. It is often for both cosmetic and functional reasons that surgical treatment of an orbital fracture is necessary. Learn More
This condition characterised by a tendency for the eyes to be pushed forwards (so-called “proptosis”) and for the eyelids to open too far (lid retraction). It is often associated with red, irritable and watery eyes. Eye movements can also be reduced and this can cause double vision. In a few cases the optic nerve, carrying the visual signals back to the brain, can be compressed and this leads to a failing of eyesight. Learn More
Tumors are abnormal growths of tissue that can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Tumors situated on the orbit, or eye socket, should be evaluated and treated as soon as possible. A cancerous tumor requires immediate medical attention. Learn More
We have a facial nerve that stretches down each side of the face. These nerves allow us to laugh, smile, frown, and open and close our eyelids. Sometimes facial paralysis occurs when a person is Keep Reading ►
My NHS practice is based at the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. I consult private patients at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital, Optegra London Eye Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic.