Mr Myer Yodaiken

Consultant Ophthalmologist

At our specialized Dry Eyes clinic we are dedicated to treating Dry Eyes and Blepharitis. We deal with professionalism all the way, in order to serve you better and to treat the disease properly. Our Consultant, Mr Myer Yodaiken, is a practicing Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon who trained in General Practice in South Africa. He went on to specialize in Ophthalmology and moved to the United Kingdom.

After Mr Yodaiken settled in the United Kingdom he completed a fellowship in anterior segment surgery and later completed a fellowship in age related macular degeneration, which is his main specialist interest along with cataract surgery. Mr Yodaiken is a fully registered medical practitioner with specialist registration with the General Medical Council.

At the clinic we can treat your Dry Eye symptoms with our revolutionary technology which is backed by over 25 years of scientific research. Mr Yodaiken’s special interests are:

  • Dry Eye and Blepharitis: Dry Eye is a condition that occurs when the eye does not produce tears properly, or when the tears are not of the correct consistency and evaporate too quickly. Blepharitis is the inflammation of the eyelid, with bacteria coating the eyelid margin near the base of the eyelashes. Blepharitis can either be acute or it could be chronic which might be a long lasting problem.
  • Medical Retina: This is another area of the Consultant’s specialty that deals with conditions at the back of the eye, which are treated medically with drugs and our modern treatment.
  • Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a complicated disease in when there is damage to the optic nerve, this leads to progressive, irreversible vision loss. The fluid pressure within the eye rises.
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration (ARMD): is a breakdown of the eye’s macula, an eye condition that deteriorates the center of the Retina. Macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see center, fine details clearly.
  • Intravenous Fluorescein angiography (IVFA): This a specialized eye test offered by ophthalmologists in order to diagnose and treat eye disorders.
    Intravitreal Injection for ARMD: Intravitreal drug delivery is a method of treatment of many retinal diseases, commonly including ARMD, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Retinal Vein Occlusions.
  • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT): This is an established non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of your retina, the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye.
  • Cataract surgery: cataract surgery is when the lens inside your eye that has become cloudy is removed and replaced with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens, or IOL) to restore clear vision.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member of European and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • Member of Euretina

Qualifications

  • FRCophth
  • FRCS, FCS (Ophth)
  • Qualified in 1990

Registrations & Licensing

  • General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Registration no.: 3595831
  • Date of registration: 23rd March 1992

David Welsh

Sales and Commercial Director

David joined The Dry Eyes Clinic at the end of the summer 2016 as a Sales and Commercial Director. David is a Sales Director, Business/ Development Manager with experience covering sales, marketing and sales management most recently within the medical treatments and technology (radiology) market but with experience in medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, financial services, research biometrics and direct marketing. David has developed website content and structure to support business growth. David has experience of delivering success, direct sales, developing sales plans, customer facing and as a manager of sales teams across different industries and disciplines. A manager with a structured approach to developing individuals and expanding business.

Karen McCarthy

Medical Secretary

Karen came to work for Mr Yodaiken in 2006, bringing with her 19 years experience of working within the NHS, one of the leading medical indemnity insurers and also the private healthcare sector. Karen’s previous roles included that of Medical Secretary, Medico-Legal Secretary and Patient Complaints Handler.

Rhona Freeman

Optometrist

Initially after graduating I worked at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital for several years. I then moved to private practice but continued to work for the paediatric optical department at Booth Hall Hospital and also at clinics in North Manchester. In the 1990’s I started to do on-site Industrial work, being responsible for the eyecare of employees of various corporate industries, banks and factories in the North West. In addition I provided domicilary services for Care Homes, Detention Centres and Hospital Units. In 2001 I started working for a large optical multiple. Initially I was involved in staff training and setting up new practices, I then went on to become the resident optometrist in Bolton where I continued working until recently. During my time there I worked as part of the Bolton Children’s Eyecare Team and was in involved in the Royal Bolton Hospital cataract referral scheme.

I have always had an interest in dry eye conditions, which affects so many people, and I am excited to now be a part of The Dry Eye Clinic and be able to diagnose and treat patients using the latest technology.