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Mr Anish Shah is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Jersey General Hospital.

“I wrote this website to provide patients in Jersey with information on a variety of eye conditions, tests, and treatments. Ophthalmology is rapidly advancing – I will keep adding updates with the latest research information to my blog, which you can browse by category. If you have any questions, please get in touch”

Mr Anish N Shah  BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCOphth FEBOphth

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Here is an interesting write-up of a study from Israel that was presented at this year’s American Academy annual meeting. Of the 226 patients (mean age 73 years) referred, 40% of the OCT scans were classified as abnormal, with macular degeneration, epiretinal membrane, and vitreomacular traction all represented. Apparently, some 18 of these eyes had… Read More

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Retinal specialists knew that this would be on the cards at some point, but managing proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) with regular intravitreal injections is not standard practice in the UK. This is perhaps due to cost, service pressures, or the fear of non-attendance or service-initiated re-schedulings causing re-proliferation at the retina and subsequent complications such… Read More

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Laser-assisted cataract surgery has emerged as an alternative to traditional (manual) cataract surgery in recent years, but several studies have failed to provide evidence of major advantages of the technology, while others have demonstrated that laser-assisted cataract surgery may actually increase complication rates. This recent, large, single-centre study examined visual and refractive outcomes on around… Read More

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Phase 2 studies of brolucizumab show similar efficacy to aflibercept (Eylea) for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and the drug is now advancing to Phase 3 trials. Wet AMD is becoming more prevalent and the higher the number of treatment options, the better. What is interesting is that the brolucizumab group in the study may… Read More

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Intravitreal injections are frequently administered to patients with wet macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion or diabetic eye disease. During the injection procedure, povidone-iodine drops are used to disinfect the ocular surface, which reduces the risk of post-injection infection in the eye (endophthalmitis – which is very rare but can cause significant visual loss if it… Read More

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Most patients with glaucoma have to instil eye drops every day. For many patients, it’s a hassle to remember to put them in, and we know that many patients don’t like the side-effects and/or sometimes forget to put them in. Bimatoprost is one of the eye drops often used daily to lower eye pressure. A… Read More

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What Patients Say

What Patients Say

Having struggled with a dense cataract for some time, my initial appointment with Mr Shah gave me confidence in him right from the start, through the time taken to answer my questions and run through the steps ahead. His team undertaking the pre-op eye tests were very kind, explaining what they were doing, all very professional but with understanding of me being a slightly nervous patient! The cataract operation itself was painless, just a little pressure here and there but nothing of concern. I was kept well informed throughout each step of the process, constantly reassured by Mr Shah and the staff, who would regularly check I was feeling ok. Post op, the results were immediate and amazing. The world is a much brighter place, my sight both for office work and distance is great. No need to wear lenses or glasses now, after many years of needing both. It’s so liberating! My grateful thanks to Mr Shah and his team at the Little Grove and the hospital…a first class team!

I recently had successful cataract surgery under local anaesthetic, followed by laser capsulotomy on the left eye.

Having read what the procedures involved I have to admit that I was not looking forward to the experience. However, the Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Shah, was very professional, explaining in detail what was involved. Most reassuringly he said that the local anaesthetic made the procedure more or less painless. He was absolutely correct. Apart from a slight stinging from the initial eye drops, the procedures were completely painless.

Having had glasses for the last twenty-five years or so they now are no longer needed, apart from a slight magnification pair for reading. In summary, Mr Shah and his team were first class, the procedures very quick and completely painless, the result excellent!

The treatment I received from Mr Shah and his team was second to none. Mr Shah was able to clearly explain the nature, causes and potential treatment for my condition in a sympathetic manner. He is supported by a team of dedicated, patient-focused professionals who are all a pleasure to deal with.

Thank you for your skill & professionalism over the last couple of days. Your ability to explain the procedures in a clear and concise manner led me through the process knowingly.

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