Mr Andrew D PriceAndrew D. Price

ADP EyeCare
 

Contact: patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk

 

Mrs Vanessa Uden Vanessa Uden

Dispensing Optician and Contact Lens Optician

Contact: vanessa@strictlylocum.co.uk

Mrs Elizabeth RalphMrs Elizabeth Ralph

Professional Services Consultant
Contact Lens Specialist

Contact: beth.ralph19@icloud.com

 

Mr Ganeshbabu MahalingamMr Ganeshbabu Mahalingam

Optometrist and Contact Lens Specialist

Contact: patientcare@apexeyeandvisioncare.co.uk

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Latest News

LATEST NEWS! This column will carry the latest news for ADP-EyeCare patients and/or prospective patients. 

09/06/2021: Additional testimonial added to Andrew D Price - Portfolio. 

04/06/2021: If you are a contact lens wearer concerned about a product recall affecting some Bausch+Lomb, Boston, Boots or Specsavers lens care products a download from the Medicnes and Healthcare Regualatory Authority can be found here. Changes to care products are part of any initial consultation when a new patient sees any of the Eye Care Professionals listed on this website. 

29/05/2021: Latest News added to 'Clinical Trials - Can You help?'.

01/04/2021: Mr Ganeshbabu Mahalingam's CL Referral Form can be found here

27/03/2021: Mr Ganeshbabu Mahalingam MPhil PhD FCOptom FBCLA ProfHigherGlaucoma publishes his Portfolio and advises his CL clinics start early April. 

15/03/2021: Beth Ralph updates Dry Eye and Contact Lens Referral Forms with latest email address. 

03/03/2021: State of the Art Eye Mapping and Tear Fim Analysis video added to site under 'Also Interesting'

15/02/2021: How the Human Eye Works video added to site under 'Also Interesting'

23/01/2021: Ortho-K article and video on being spectacle and contact lens free during the day published here

19/01/2021: Vanessa Uden is now welcoming referrals and self-referrals to her shortly commencing contact lens clinics in West Byfleet, Camberley and Godalming. See her 'Portfolio' under the 'ADP-EyeCare' sub-menu amd her optional 'CL Referral Form' under 'Contact Lens Clinic'

12/01/2021: Further questions added to both Contact Lens and Dry Eye FAQs. Find under Dry Eye and Contact Lens Clinic menu headings. 

21/12/2020: Beth Ralph, Vanessa Uden and Andrew Price wish everyone a merry and safe Christmas and a happy New Year! ADP EyeCare is available for non-urgent patient communication by email, phone or Webcam every day of the year (phone or webcam by prior arrangement). If, having looked around this website, you think we can help you in relation to dry eye and/or contact lens wear email patients@adp-eyecare.co.uk

 

 

 

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Dry or Watery Eyes – In-Practice/Clinic Professional Treatments

I am evaluating a number of in-practice/clinic professional treatments that may improve or replace, at least in part, home treatments, in much the same way as the treatments from your dental hygienist improve dental hygiene:

 

PUNCTAL OCCLUSION - WHAT IS IT?

This where absorbable Intracanalicular Implants, which are microscopic plugs or implants that reduce tear flow out through the lacrimal ducts, and so retain more tears on the ocular surface, are placed in the tear ducts. The tear ducts drain tears from the eye down into the nasal pages and the back of the throat.

WHY ARE THEY USED?

For dry eye patients who have difficulties producing enough tears, known as aqueous deficient dry eye, they can be particularly helpful.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

One of the pathways tear loss is reduced, retaining more moisture on the eyes surface. It may mean less frequent application of drops during the day and more eye comfort on waking.
I only use absorbable Intracanicular Implants for patients nowadays, avoiding potential plug loss and discomfort, these absorb over a period of time, sometimes up to six months, rather like absorbable sutures. Implantation is painless and they are not visible to the naked eye.

 

 

PHOTOBIOMODULATION - WHAT IS IT?

Dermatologists have been using Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) since 1987 to heal and rejuvenate tissue. Ophthalmology has been using this technology since 1999 when they started treating glaucoma via Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT), which does not cut or burn the trabecular meshwork, but simply stimulates it, increasing cellular metabolism for aqueous drainage.

Now derived from decades of use in treating gum disease this simple, innovative and professional system is used to treat many of the conditions that adversely affect the ocular surface - using Light Modulation® / LLLT technology.

Photobiomodulation treatment
Photobiomodulation treatment

FIRST APPROVED TREATMENT FOR DRY EYE /MGD USING PHOTOBIOMODULATION

Photobiomodulation is an innovative technology that stimulates mitochondria contained in the cells. Light modulation® triggers biochemical and biophysical reactions that encourages cells to create a better protein synthesis.

What are the benifits? Lower and upper eyelids treatment: 100% of the eyes’s Meibomian glands. Direct treatment of meibomian glands The LED matrix triggers eyelid endogenous heat and ATP production. This patented technology encourages removal of gland blockage, allows lipids to flow to complete tear composition. Improved lipid presence avoids fast evaporation of tears. Please contact Andrew D Price by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for an initial discussion on if, following an initial assessment, you may be suitable for photobiomodulation, this is provided in the practice you attend.

A treatment that has been available for some time now is the Lipiflow system. Please contact Andrew D Price by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for an initial discussion on if, following an initial assessment, referral for a Lipiflow treatment may be suitable for you. 

 

WHAT IS LIPIFLOW SYSTEM?

The Lipiflow System represents more than 10 years of dedicated research and is protected by more than 30 patents. Lipiflow applies simultaneous peristaltic pressure and heat to the meibomian glands. The procedure centres around the breakthrough Vector Thermal Pulse
Technology™(VTP) with heat and pressure being regulated with electronic sensors to control the exact amount of heat and pressure.

WHAT RESULTS CAN BE EXPECTED FROM THE LIPIFLOW TREATMENT?

The system applies constant, controlled, directional heat to the inner surface of the eyelid while protecting the rest of the eye with an insulated shield, thus providing precise, thermally controlled, safe heat to the targeted area. This, in addition to the application of pressure, facilitates the release of secretion from the obstructed gland helping to improve the lipid layer and relieve the symptoms of dry eyes.
As a result, the obstructed meibum is liquefied and expelled out of the gland orifices. This allows the glands the ability to begin refunctioning and hopefully producing more normal meibomian oil with resultant increase in the quality of tears and a reduction of symptoms on the one hand as well as slowing or reversing the damage of obstructed permanently obstructed glands on the other hand.

Here is a video telling you more:

 

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