All the latest news and updates from The Prospect Eye Clinic and Brendan Moriarty.
Eye clinic acquisition and investment offers patients enhanced service
Tuesday, 19 June 2012
The Prospect Eye Clinic, Altrincham, has been acquired by Optegra, the leading eye care hospital group, which has a state-of–the-art hospital at Didsbury Point, Manchester.
Laser Trabeculoplasty - Jane Moore's Patient Experience
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
A wedding planner who was virtually blind because of glaucoma travelled thousands of miles from her home in Italy for treatment that saved her sight.
Mr Moriarty sorts fact from fiction
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
To sort fact from fiction and ensure patients make informed decisions when it comes to the care of their sight, leading UK consultant eye surgeon Brendan Moriarty from The Prospect Eye Clinic gives us his verdict on the biggest misconceptions.
Clarivu™ Eye Surgery - Michael Hurley's Patient Experience
For the majority of people being able to see different shades of green is not regarded as a marvel. But for Michael Hurley from Stockport, who for over 25 years has only been able to see with the aid of thick-set glasses and contacts, can now, thanks to Brendan Moriarty a consultant eye surgeon at The Prospect Eye Clinic, see many different shades and a whole lot more with no assistance.
Mr Moriarty featured in Daily Mail article
Monday, 13 December 2010
Mr Moriarty has been featured with other top optometrists and ophthalmologists in a Daily Mail article about early warning signs for various eye diseases.
Read the article on the Daily Mail website: Seeing squiggles. Flashing lights. The eye danger signs you can't afford to ignore
Margaret's feeling ace after sight-restoring operation
Monday, 8 November 2010
Margaret Withers, a keen tennis player from Knutsford, never misses a serve. This is because Margaret, 57, is one of the first people in the UK to undergo a rare procedure called 'Clarivu™ surgery', which has not only cleared her cataracts, but also ended her 40-year dependency on contact lenses.
Mr Moriarty featured in Daily Mail article about Clarivu™/cataract surgery
Monday, 1 November 2010
Mr Moriarty was featured in a Daily Mail article about cateract surgery and the Clarivu™ procedure.
Mr Moriarty featured in floaters article
Friday, 24 September 2010
Mr Moriarty was recently featured in an article about laser treatment for floaters by Irv Arons, an internationally renowned consultant to the ophthalmic and medical laser industries.
Dead-eyed Nick gets sharpening eye surgery
Friday, 23 July 2010
Nick Peters, who lives in Chester with wife Connie, is eyeing the top prize for the Great Britain International Dewar match team having overcome difficulties which nearly ended his hopes of even competing in the contest.
Over 40? Get your eyes tested
Thursday, 10 June 2010
As part of National Glaucoma Week, leading Altrincham-based ophthalmologist Brendan Moriarty is urging everyone over 40 to go for an eye test, as this is the only way to detect the condition.
Eye clinic sees bright prospects after first year
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Cheshire-based ophthalmic consultancy The Prospect Eye Clinic, recently celebrated its first birthday. The Clinic has been assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and passed with flying colours.
The private clinic, which is situated in the heart of Altrincham, is run by Mr Brendan Moriarty, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon. Brendan is one of the UK's top eye surgeons, with over 20 years' experience in both NHS and private practice.
Since setting up The Prospect Eye Clinic last year, Brendan has treated hundreds of patients for a variety of eye conditions. A big factor in the clinic's success is due to Brendan being at the forefront of the latest procedures and treatments, such as laser treatment for eye floaters - dots or specks that cause blurred vision, and the telescopic lens treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Brendan is one of the few consultants in the country to carry out these procedures, with some patients travelling from Europe and even as far afield as Africa, India and New Zealand to be treated at his Cheshire clinic.
Brendan commented: "It's a great to have reached our first year on such a positive note. When it comes to treatment for the eyes, people want to be seen by the top specialists and receive the very best of care. The CQC registration ensures that patients are receiving the very best service in a safe, ethical environment."
Brendan's other key treatments include surgery to remove cataracts and laser treatment for glaucoma - a disease affecting the optic nerve.
Brendan has recently received numerous accolades. His work on bringing the groundbreaking telescopic lens for AMD to the UK earned Brendan the "Best original work" award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Brendan also received an award for excellence in the 'Best Clinical Service' category from the Macular Disease Society. He was recently invited to address the American Society for Cataract and Refraction Surgeons.
Aside from his consultancy work, Brendan finds the time to works with Project Orbis, a not-for-profit flying hospital which aims to fight blindness in developing countries. Brendan's years of experience in the developing World has influenced him to encourage people to adopt a 'prevention rather than cure' approach to eye care.
Brendan commented: "Research has shown the strong impact of good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle in preventing illness from glaucoma, macular degeneration and Alzheimer's disease. Looking forward, we are planning to introduce consultations with a nutritionist to encourage patients to take a preventative approach to eye care. We're hoping this element will help us deliver the very best service for years to come."
Life was a blur - until a new laser blasted the floating specks from Karen's eyes
Thursday, 18 March 2010 - article featured in The Daily Mail
When Karen Galloway went to watch her five-year-old son Elliott in his school nativity play, she arrived early to ensure a prime seat.
Yet as the curtain rose and the stage lights went up, she could barely make out which boy was hers - everything she saw was obscured by tiny dark shadows floating across her eyes.
Top eye surgeon leads the vision for a brighter future
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
Cheshire-based ophthalmologist, Brendan Moriarty, will be presenting his award-winning work on combating age-related blindness to an international audience.
Brendan, a leader in the field of cataract, glaucoma and laser treatment, will fly to Cancun to lead talks at the ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) where the world's most influential eye surgeons will gather.
Brendan, from Altrincham-based The Prospect Eye Clinic, was the first surgeon to bring the groundbreaking telescopic lens treatment to the UK. Pioneered in Italy, the revolutionary procedure can dramatically improve the sight of people suffering from Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).
ARMD occurs when the back of the eye, where images are focussed, becomes scarred. This prevents images from being sent to the brain. ARMD is the most common cause of blindness for people aged over 60, affecting approximately three million people in Britain.
Brendan has helped improve the vision of hundreds of patients with the telescopic lens, with some travelling from as far afield as Africa, India and even New Zealand to be treated at his Cheshire clinic.
Brendan's success in using the telescopic lens in the UK earned him an award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology "Best Original Work", confirming his position as a top eye surgeon. Brendan commented: "It was a huge honour to receive this award. The new technique has brought hope to so many people suffering from ARMD. The condition has a severe impact on a person's quality of life, as driving, reading or even recognising people's faces becomes difficult. By far the best reward is the improvement patients have seen after having the treatment."
There are two forms of ARMD - 'wet' ARMD and 'dry' ARMD. Around ten per cent of people with ARMD develop the 'wet' form, which can be treated with eye injections. Prior to the telescopic lens, there was no effective treatment for the 90% who suffered from 'dry' ARMD.
The telescopic lens procedure treats both 'dry' and established 'wet' forms of ARMD. It involves placing two lenses in the eye to magnify and divert images to a healthy part of the eye. The procedure takes around 30-40 minutes and vision slowly improves over six weeks.
Speaking on his upcoming presentation in Cancun, Brendan commented: "It's a real honour to be involved with the ASCRS. The programme creates the opportunity to share ideas and continually improve the way we work. As a consultant, I am continually learning, so the ASCRS allows me to see what is happening in the field across the world, and bring the best ideas to my patients."
Notes to Editors:
The Prospect Eye Clinic is an independent ophthalmic clinic based in Altrincham. The clinic provides expert eye consultations with one of Britain's leading ophthalmologists, Brendan Moriarty. For more information on The Prospect Eye Clinic, visit: www.prospecteyeclinic.com and www.brendanmoriarty.com or call the clinic on 0161 927 3177.
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