Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of visual impairment in the UK.  

As we get older, the macula (the central part of the retina responsible for detailed vision) can begin to break down, causing blurred vision. The macula allows us to see fine detail for activities such as reading, recognising faces, watching television and driving. It also helps us to see colour.

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The earliest sign of macular degeneration is often the appearance of small yellow deposits called drusen, which form under the retina. These are accumulated waste products which, as they get larger, stop the flow of nutrients to the retina and cause the layer of supporting cells beneath it to become very thin. When cells in this layer die, the overlying macula degenerates and loses its visual function.

There are two main types of AMD: dry and wet. The extent of the degeneration may be different in each eye and may not progress at the same rate. Find out more about AMD with our handy infographic

Our hospitals & consultants

All treatments are carried out in our own dedicated eye hospitals. You will be cared for in relaxing and comfortable surroundings. Your consultation is provided by the same renowned Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon who will deliver your treatment.

Optegra delivers a full range of techniques and procedures using the very latest technology. We provide laser eye surgery, permanent lens replacement surgery, cataract surgery and treatment for other medical eye conditions including glaucoma.

Dedicated
eye hospitals

Your nearest hospital is

Birmingham

Address:Aston University Campus, Coleshill Street, Birmingham, B4 7ET (If using a Sat Nav please use the postcode B4 7EH)

0808 168 71750808 168 7175

Opening Hours:Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm

Your nearest hospital is

Hampshire

Address:Fusion 3, Solent Business Park, 1200 Parkway, Whiteley, Hampshire, PO15 7AD

0800 358 08250800 358 0825

Opening Hours:Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm

Your nearest hospital is

London

Address:25 Queen Anne Street,
London, W1G 9HT

0800 358 08250800 358 0825

Opening Hours:Open Monday to Friday
from 8am - 8pm

Your nearest hospital is

North London

Address:6 The Technology Park Colindeep Lane, London, NW9 6BX

0808 168 56150808 168 5615

Opening Hours:Open Monday to Friday
from 8am - 8pm

Your nearest hospital is

Manchester

Address:One Didsbury Point 2 The Avenue Didsbury Manchester M20 2EY (For sat-nav use postcode M20 2EA)

0800 358 08250800 358 0825

Opening Hours:Mon 8am - 8pm | Tues - Thurs 8am - 6pm | Fri 8am - 8pm | Sat 8am - 3pm | Sun Closed

Your nearest hospital is

Surrey

Address:10 Alan Turing Road, The Surrey Research Park, Guildford, GU2 7YF

0800 358 08250800 358 0825

Opening Hours:Mon - Fri 8am - 6pm

Your nearest hospital is

Yorkshire

Address:937 Harrogate Road, Apperley Bridge, Bradford, BD10 0RD

0800 358 08250800 358 0825

Opening Hours:Mon 8am - 8pm | Tue 8am - 9pm Wed 8am - 8pm | Thu 8am - 8pm Fri 8am - 6pm | Sat 9am - 12pm Sun Closed

Your nearest hospital is

Altrincham

Address:20 Market Street,
Altrincham,
WA14 1PF

0808 168 75470808 168 7547

Opening Hours:Mon - Fri 9am - 6pm

Your nearest hospital is

Leeds

Address:12 Quebec Street,
Leeds,
LS1 2HA

0808 168 75360808 168 7536

Opening Hours:Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Your nearest hospital is

Macclesfield

Address:Optegra Eye Clinic Macclesfield,
Oldbury & Cruickshank Opticians,
73 Pickford Street,
Macclesfield
SK11 6JD

0808 168 77140808 168 7714

Opening Hours:Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Your nearest hospital is

Maidenhead

Address:Oldfield Lodge,
156 Bridge Road,
Maidenhead
SL6 8DG

0808 168 75780808 168 7578

Opening Hours:Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Your nearest hospital is

Wilmslow

Address:Optegra Eye Clinic Wilmslow
Chapel Lane,
Wilmslow, Cheshire,

SK9 5HX

0808 169 64350808 169 6435

Opening Hours:Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm


We have dedicated eye hospitals and clinics across the country. Please enter your postcode or town above and we will help find the location nearest to you.

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Optegra’s consultant ophthalmic surgeons are among the best in the industry. Each consultant is renowned in their field and completely committed to providing our patients with first-class eye treatment.

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