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
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
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.
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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.
A 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.