About Dr Minihan
Miriam Minihan is a consultant eye specialist at the prestigious Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She treats people with vitreoretinal eye conditions (such as retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane), cataracts, age related macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease.
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens leading to reduced vision. This is usually due to aging but can develop earlier in certain circumstances. Cataract surgery is a highly successful procedure where vision is restored. We can discuss your visual requirements which will help you decide what type of lens implant will best suit your needs.
Retinal Vascular Disorders
The eye has a complex and delicate blood supply. A number of conditions can affect the blood supply to the eye and retinal vascular problems can have a significant impact on vision.
Age related macular degeneration (AMD)
The macula is the central part of the retina responsible for fine vision, reading and perception of colour. AMD is a deterioration in this part of the retina due to the build up of waste material underneath the retina. AMD usually causes a slow deterioration in the quality of central vision.
Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetes is a common condition and becoming more common. Diabetic retinopathy is a consequence of diabetes and can develop without causing symptoms. This is why all diabetics should attend their annual screening test. Diabetic retinopathy can damage vision in two main ways.