Professor Faruque Ghanchi​​
Consultant Ophthamic Surgeon & Retinologist
Sharing Vision  
   Professor Ghanchi offers patient centred care and advice for eye disorders. He has wide experience of phacoemulsification cataract surgery and is a  leading medical retina specialsit who pioneered Medical Retina Service in Bradford in1999.  

Professor Ghanchi 's special interests are:
Cataract surgery, Premium IOLs, Macular Degeneration (AMD), Diabetic Retinopathy, Diabetic Macular Oedema, Central Serous ChorioRetinopahthy (CSR), Retinal Vein Occlusions, Vision rehabilitation and Retinal Research.

 Care for Vision
Diabetic Eye
Macular Conditions
   Diabetes affects blood vessels, fine capillaries in the retina can get progressive damage seen as diabetic retinopathy.  In one form, the leakage from capillaries cause swelling in the macula (Diabetic Macular Oedema-DMO) causing blurring of central vision. The other form is where abnormal growth of capillaries takes place that may lead to bleeding in the eye. These changes can lead to permanent damage to vision if not attended to in timely fashion.
   Cataract is the commonest cause of vision loss globally that can be reversed with a surgical procedure. When the natural crystalline lens of the eye develops opacity, vision starts to fade. The commonest cause for this is age related. In early stages, the problems may be less readily noted. If you are having difficulty with vision, a consultation with eye care professional is advised.
   Macula is the central critical part of the retina -the vision sensitive inner lining of the eye. Macula provides us the best -precision vision and hence is critical for our detailed central vision.
Age related Macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of loss of vision in the elderly. The dry form of AMD is commoner and has slower rate of progression compared to the Wet AMD which progresses rapidly if untreated.
Cataract surgery can help restore vision
Seek early attention for macular disorders 
Diabetic eye problems need focused  care
Consultation at
Consultation times
The Lodge Specialist Eye Centre,
Yorkshire Clinic, Bradford Road,
Bingley  BD16 1TW
Thursday: 09.00 - 12.00
Friday: 09.00- 12.00

Private consultation can be arranged throguh:
Rachel Costigan
+ 44 1274 550860
[email protected]
Phaco-emulsification surgery
 Cataract surgery is performed usually as a day case procedure under local anaesthetic. Often anaestic eye drops are used  to numb the eye. The procedure is through a small incision (like key hole procedure). The cataract is taken out using an ultrasound machine and a carefully selected intraocular lens (IOL) implant is inserted in the eye to help focusing.

A variety of IOLs are available as replacement lens, the single foculs (Monofocal), Multifocal lens, Toric Lens (for astigmatism) and options for customised lenses are available. You should seek professional advice if you are considering cataract surgery and  especially if you wish to explore IOL options