Judy Dench and Stephen King are both affected by Macular Degeneration. Now John Rose of John Rose Eye Care Centre, Kingston Upon Thames, has taken another step forward in preventing sight loss from the condition in the local area with the acquisition of a MAIA visual fields machine. This machine can help detect eye disease at an early stage and ensure that you get treatment if you need.
Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of sight loss in the UK. If left untreated it can lead to central sight loss. The good news is that, if picked up early, some types of Macular Degeneration can be treated and your sight can be saved, but early detection is critical. See rnibspotthesigns.org.uk for more information on the current national RNIB campaign to help people detect signs of macular degeneration.
MAIA is simple to use, patients can be tested in less than 3 minutes per eye. John Rose explains, “By comparing macular indexes in patients with and without retinal pathologies, MAIA is very effective at measuring functional changes due to disease and to treatment. It can also help monitor the course of retinal diseases and the efficacy of treatment.”
John Rose adds: “We are also involved in referrals to London Eye for the exciting new laser developed by John Marshall for early treatment of dry AMD, which means that Kingston residents can get access to both ground breaking assessment and treatment.”
The John Rose Eye Care Centre has invested heavily in pioneering technology and is only one of four Eye Care Centres on UK High Streets to have such advanced technology.
To book an eye examination and make the most of the equipment which is unique to John Rose Eye Care Centre call 0208 546 9292 or visit www.johnroseeyecare.co.uk.
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About John Rose:
John studied at Aston University from 1981 to 1984. He graduated in 1984 with Honours Degree in Optometry and Visual Sciences. After graduating he spent his pre-registration year split between private practice and the contact lens department of Moorfields Eye Hospital gaining a wide range of experience in all aspects of optometry. After successfully completing his professional exams he was first registered as an optometrist in 1986. He set up the John Rose Eye Care Centre in 1997. During his time at Aston University he developed an interest in dyslexia and a special interest in glaucoma. Hence, his practice has specialised in these areas of interest.