Welcome to iLase

iLase is the refractive surgery and lens implant practice of Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb FRCOphth, Consultant Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon.

Why choose iLase?

Your Journey

1. Symptoms

Most patients have a defined problem they would like to fix such as blurred or foggy vision, dazzle or halos around lights, difficulty reading or driving at night, and so on. This is most commonly due to cataract.

Other patients simply want to explore options to allow them to see in the distance and to read without the need for glasses.

Occasionally, patients attend to have an examination and to discuss their options for treatment in the future if they are not sure about having surgery at present

2. Visit iLase or Optician

You do not need a referral to arrange a consultation

You can refer yourself by calling us directly or sending us an e-mail.  In this case, we ask that you bring a copy of your latest optician’s test report with you to the consultation (this should be within the previous 12 months if possible)

You can also ask your optician or GP to refer you by sending us a letter to Cardiff Bay Hospital

Consultation With iLase
3. Consultation with iLase
Your consultation with Prof Muhtaseb will be professional, friendly, and very detailed. Prof Muhtaseb will spend time to understand your requirements and gather all the information necessary to produce an optimal outcome. Being an expert in his field he will discuss the most relevant treatment options for your specific circumstances. In partnership with you, he will device a bespoke plan of management so that you have the best possible outcome from your surgery.
4. Surgery
The day of surgery will be made as comfortable as possible. The fantastic team in our surgical centre will take great care of you from the moment you arrive until you wave us goodbye after having had your surgery, been looked after post-operatively with a warm drink and a bite to eat, and received your post-operative instructions and eye drops.
i-Lase Surgery
5. Aftercare For Your Eyes
Aftercare is an important component of ensuring the best possible outcome, and each patient’s aftercare plan is individualised to their needs. Your post-operative appointments will be discussed with you before your surgery is performed so that you are fully aware of the post-operative care plan. You can, of course, contact us at any time after your surgery if you have any concerns or questions at all.

Consultations with Prof Muhtaseb are available in Cardiff Bay, and Mumbles, Swansea.

Prof Muhtaseb is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the NHS with special expertise in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery based in South Wales.

He is Visiting Professor of Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery at the University of South Wales

Prof Muhtaseb holds full specialist registration with the General Medical Council.
He graduated with Distinction from St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London in 1995 and completed his ophthalmology training in London. He has completed three separate sub-specialty training fellowships in each of Cornea Surgery, Refractive Surgery, and Medical Ophthalmology / Neuro-ophthalmology.

Dr A R. Cataract patient.
“I am delighted with the result of my cataract operation. The only down side is that I can no longer hit my golf ball out of sight!”
Mrs R B. Cataract patient
"Many thanks to you and your team for all the kindness, care and expertise shown to me when having my cataracts removed. It is lovely to have a new lease of life"
Multifocal piggyback lens patient
(Patient was referred by another surgeon because he was unable to play snooker after his cataract surgery)
“I made my highest break in years last week. It was 137!"
Prof A E. Premium intraocular lens patient
“Many thanks to ‘The No. 1 Medic’”

Book Your Consultation Today

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Our Most Popular Procedures

Cataract Surgery

When the natural lens becomes cloudy with the passage of time, this is called cataract.

During cataract surgery, the natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear plastic lens.

monofocal lens is best able to focus light on the retina from one distance.

This dependance on reading glasses may be reduced by opting for a multifocal lens implant at the time of initial surgery.

Presbyopia Correction & RLE

Presbyopia is a reduced ability of the eye’s natural lens to focus at near. This occurs naturally with increasing age and is mostly noticed as we enter our mid-40s.

This dependance on reading glasses may be treated by replacing the natural lens with a multifocal lens implant. This is called Refractive Lens Exchange (or RLE).

Piggyback Lens Implants

A Piggyback Lens Implant can be implanted after previous cataract or RLE surgery but where the patient still requires glasses for seeing in the distance, for reading, or both. Piggyback lenses can reduce this dependance on glasses.


Interest Free Credit

Car Transfers on the day of surgery

Discounted stay at St David's Hotel

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