Mr Richard Scawn is a consultant ophthalmologist, specialising in oculoplastic surgery. From his private clinics in London and Buckinghamshire, Mr Scawn provides high-quality treatments for a wide range of conditions of the eyelids, eye and periocula
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Mr Richard Scawn is a consultant ophthalmologist, specialising in oculoplastic surgery. From his private clinics in London and Buckinghamshire, Mr Scawn provides high-quality treatments for a wide range of conditions of the eyelids, eye and periocular region, including cosmetic eyelid surgery, reconstructive eyelid surgery and watery eyes. Mr Scawn completed extensive ophthalmic and oculoplastic training in London, including four years at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital. He was awarded the Keeler scholarship from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, completely a fellowship in orbital and oculo-facial plastic reconstructive surgery in San Diego, California where he learned advanced techniques in reconstructive and cosmetic eyelid surgery. He completed two further oculoplastic fellowships at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital. Alongside his clinical work, Mr Scawn is also active in oculoplastic research and has written many articles in medical journals. He is also involved in training future generations of ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgeons.
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Ophthalmology is a mixed medical and surgical specialty, and deals with a diverse range of issues. Eye health services are very important, as eye problems, such as cataracts, are very common, affecting a large number of people across the UK, and as the population ages, the incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) increases. If these diseases are caught early enough, they can be treated and managed with the expertise of ophthalmologists.
What conditions does an ophthalmologist treat?
Although the eye is a small organ, its importance cannot be overstated, and, due to the complexity of our visual mechanics, the eyes can be affected by a number of different problems and diseases. As such, ophthalmologists have to be trained to deal with a wide variety of visual problems. Some of these eye problems are very common – for instance, cataract surgery is the second most common operation performed on the NHS in England.
Some of the conditions ophthalmologists treat include:
Which subspecialties are included under ophthalmology?
Sub-specialty interests for ophthalmologists include:
Cornea and anterior segment
When should you see an ophthalmologist?
You should visit an ophthalmologist if you are experiencing problems with your vision, including blurred vision, glare or haloes, flashesof light, floaters, or if colours don’t appear as vivid as they did in the past. If you are experiencing any problems or unexplained changes in your eyes, such as inflammation, or a change in the shape of your eye you may need the expertise of an ophthalmologist.