The eyes are unique specialised structures which can be affected by many disease processes. Some ocular diseases eg macular degeneration, glaucoma tend not be associated with other general health problems. Other conditions eg diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypertension often affect the eyes and may even first be detected because of changes at the back of the eyes.
Mr Michael Wearne, at the Eastbourne Eye Clinic, trained for 19yrs before becoming a consultant ophthalmologist in March 2000. He is almost unique having gained a 1st class degree in Ophthalmic Optics and then trained as an optometrist prior to studying medicine and becoming an eye surgeon. Having multiple qualifications has provided him with the expertise to advise and treat a variety of ocular abnormalities.
"I have been a patient of Mr Wearne for 12 years, since he first set up practice in Eastbourne. I have glaucoma which he has treated with the utmost care and expertise. It is due to him that my eyesight has remained stable. Mr Wearne is not only a brilliant eye surgeon but is a most caring and attentive person. Each patient is special to him and it is a great pleasure to be one of them"
"I had seen an eye specialist, without success, before being referred to Mr Wearne. I was seen promptly and a course of treatment was prescribed. To my absolute joy my symptoms cleared up within 2 days and my eyes are now fine. Highly recommended"