Ophthalmology deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eyes and visual system.  The eyes can be affected by a wide range of clinical conditions, including both acute and long-term diseases such as cataracts, glaucoma and squints.

Eye symptoms and disorders are very common and can affect people of any age.  Patients are generally well and their conditions are rarely life-threatening; although they can cause considerable anxiety.

Ophthalmologists, or eye doctors, specialise in both medical and surgical care and can write prescriptions for medications, glasses and contact lenses.

Common Applications

An Ophthalmologist is trained to perform eye exams and can diagnose and treat most diseases, infections and abnormalities of the eye.  Common conditions of the eyes can include:

  • Vision services, including eye exams
  • Medical care for glaucoma, iritis, and chemical burns
  • Surgical care for trauma, crossed eyes, cataracts and glaucoma
  • Diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions related to other diseases such as diabetes or arthritis
  • Plastic surgery to raise droopy eyelids or smooth out wrinkles

Treatment options

At Avicenna Clinic, we have a specialist consultant to deal with all problems relating to your eye and visual system.  We work to achieve a quick diagnosis and identify the right treatment plan for you.

Eye treatment options include:

  • Cataract Extraction
  • Pterygium Extraction
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Ptosis Repair
  • Ectropion/Entropion Repair
  • Glaucoma surgery
  • Surgery for retinal disorders
  • Strabismus surgery (for squints)
  • Oculoplastic surgery (plastic surgery around the eye)
  • Orbital surgery relating to the eye socket


Mr George Settas

George Settas is a fully trained ophthalmologist who qualified with a medical doctorate from the Medical School of Athens in 1996.  He commenced his surgical training in Ophthalmology in 2003 at the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete.

He furthered his training in the UK at the Peterborough & Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.  He has since achieved a GMC Specialist Registration in 2008, the RCOphth Certificate in Laser Refractive Surgery in 2009 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive Surgery from the University of Ulster in 2010.