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Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb

iLase is the cornea, cataract, refractive and lens implant practice of Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb FRCOphth. Prof Muhtaseb is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the NHS based in South Wales, with special expertise in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery.  He holds full specialist registration with the General Medical Council.

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

Prof Muhtaseb is one of very few ophthalmologists working in the UK who is a fellowship-trained specialist in cornea and refractive surgery.

He is Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales. Before being appointed as a Visiting Professor, he was Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Cardiff University where he set up modules and taught post-graduate students on the MSc in Clinical Optometry at Cardiff University.  Prof Muhtaseb is a provider of continuing education and training for optometrists outside of the MSc course.

Prof Muhtaseb maintains his enthusiasm for research and supervises trainee doctors undertaking research.  He has published the results of his clinical research widely in the peer-reviewed literature and is a reviewer for many prestigious journals.  He has presented his work to international conference audiences in Europe, Asia and the USA.  

He has also been an invited speaker at international conferences, where he shares his experiences in the use of innovative technologies.

He moved to South Wales in 2006 to take up his Consultant position and has continuously strived to establish and develop new services for his patients since that time.

More About Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb

After his general ophthalmic training, Prof Muhtaseb completed one fellowship in advanced corneal surgery (Moorfields Eye Centre at St George’s Hospital, London) and one fellowship in inflammatory eye diseases and neuro-ophthalmology (St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals).

He then moved to the Greek island of Crete, the home of modern LASIK, and spent 9 months in a dedicated refractive surgical fellowship with a renowned expert refractive surgeon. There, he gained extensive hands-on experience of various refractive surgical procedures, pre- and post-operative patient management, as well as research that has led to numerous presentations at prestigious international conferences.

Having used several different excimer lasers, Prof Muhtaseb has an in-depth knowledge of their relative advantages and disadvantages. He will only use state-of-the-art equipment that delivers high quality, safe treatment tailored to your needs.

Prof Muhtaseb returned from Crete to take up post as a Consultant Cornea Surgeon in South Wales and has been delivering modern cornea services ever since. He remains active in teaching junior doctors, undertaking research, delivering presentations at international conferences, publishing scientific papers in the peer-reviewed literature, and reviewing papers for major ophthalmic journals.

With such extensive experience in clinical management of corneal diseases, research and teaching Prof Muhtaseb offers a modern and comprehensive range of treatments for cataract and cornea patients. He has extensive expertise in cataract and lens implant surgery, especially premium lens technology such as multifocal, toric, and piggyback lenses. Prof Muhtaseb has also established a contemporary service for keratoconus and other corneal diseases. His innovations have led to several television and newspaper features, which are available to see in the Media section of this website.

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There are a great many reasons that patients consult us for advice.  Some patients may be seeking a specific treatment but are unaware of its limitations or possible alternatives.  In this section you can search for information about specific treatments or read about your eye condition to learn more about the options that may be open to you.

Specific advice is always tailored to your individual circumstances.   A full examination and discussion of your options will take place at your consultation.

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