Femto-Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
BE FREE OF CATARACTS AND GAIN INSTANT OPTIMUM VISION WITHOUT GLASSESS
In these toggles we explain what you need to know about FLACS
Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) is a new, state-of-the-art operation that is only performed by a few specialist eye surgeons in the UK.
Cataract surgery is very safe, successful and effective whether performed by the traditional manual method or by laser.
A camera/ultrasound device is placed over your eye to map its surface. It also gathers information about your lens. The device sends the results to a computer that programs the laser. This tells the laser the exact location, size, and depth for incisions.
We then use the laser to make the corneal incision and the opening in the capsule. We also use energy from the laser to soften the cataract.
An ultrasound probe breaks the lens into pieces and suctions them out. We then put the IOL in the eye. The incision usually does not need stitches.
Using a laser allows us to make precise incisions in less time. It can improve accuracy and consistency.
In some cases, the laser can provide more correction than traditional surgery.
Also, studies haven’t found that laser surgery provides better outcomes. Your outcome depends in large part on the skill and experience of your surgeon.
Femto-laser cataract surgery carries the same risks as conventional ultrasound cataract surgery.
Specific risks related to the use of femtosecond laser are infrequent but may include imperfect suction of the laser interface on the cornea and bubbles in the eye that may delay the procedure.
These are all of very low likelihood.
The alternative to FLACS is standard conventional cataract surgery.
The results of Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery are excellent, and it is one of the most successful surgical interventions in modern medicine.
The vast majority of patients achieve best vision of 6/6 unless there is another eye disease that prevents this outcome.
Some people can see clearly almost immediately. Others may find their vision clears within a week or two. It takes about 4-6 weeks to fully recover from cataract surgery.
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Discover the number one mistake patients make when choosing cataract surgery
Most people have cataract surgery without knowing about all the options they actually have surrounding cataract surgery. Unfortunately, most people only find this out after having cataract surgery. The information in this Wales Cataract Guide could save you frustration and worry. Simply click the button below to give us your email and we’ll send you this life changing guide:
WHO WE SERVE
If you can see yourself below, then we can help you
You’re over 45 and would love to read again without glasses
Unfortunately, reading glasses or varifocals get in the way of many of the things you most enjoy. Yes, spectacles help, but they are annoying little appendages that you lose or must clean to see clearly.
If you feel annoyed, anxious and limited by reading glasses or varifocal spectacles, we can help. Don’t let your favourite hobbies become tiring chores.
Be free from reading specs for good. Experience the liberation from squinting and headaches that you might have already begun to accept as part of life.
Instead, look forward to enjoying everything that your vision has to offer. Whether you enjoy reading, gardening, or the great outdoors, everything looks better when your eyes see as young as you feel.
Get a new lease on life. Contact us today and take the first step towards a better life.
Your vision is yellowing, duller, and cataracts are forming. You feel like your eyes are letting you down
The effect on your life can vary from being slightly frustrating, through to significantly affecting your ability to function independently, or even causing a devastating reduction in vision.
Before you developed cataracts, you were living a full life. You may enjoy the outdoors, have indoor hobbies or enjoy travelling. Or, perhaps you have finished working and are now taking the time to enjoy everything you may have missed when you were busy making a living.
Sadly, your eyes now dull the shine of life’s beautiful landscape. The trees, the flowers and even the sky don’t seem as bright as they used to look.
Get your life back without the compromise. Experience what life used to look like. Even better, if you’ve worn glasses or contact lenses, discover the incredible once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that modern cataract surgery affords.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
We treat patients from all across Wales
Patients will form queues for post-COVID cataract surgery. You can make progress towards clear vision (and beat the queue for surgery) by having your first appointment from the safety of your home
Meet online with our surgeon, Prof Muhtaseb, and get a clear answer about all of your cataract surgery options (including the little known possibility of fixing your reading and/or distance vision at the same as you fix your cataracts). Critically, after your video appointment, you will have the opportunity to secure your spot in the waiting list once our clinic re-opens. Click the button below now to book your video consultation…
HOW IT WORKS
Enjoy a life free from cataracts, glasses and contact lenses in three easy steps
Meet your consultant
I’ll see you before treatment to ensure you’re a good candidate and treat you at one of my facilities in South Wales.
Revitalise your eyes
I’ll supervise your aftercare as you begin to experience a life free of cataracts and glasses and contact lenses.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CATARACT SURGERY
Educate yourself further about cataract surgery by reading the links below
If you know you have cataracts, you may be interested in how cataract surgery works. This NHS overview will provide you with that information. Click here for more on this.
Did you know that driving with cataracts could carry prosecution if your vision is not up to the legal standards required for driving. Click here for more information.
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ABOUT THE EXPERT
Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb, FRCOphth
Consultant Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon
iLase is the private practice of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb. Based in South Wales, he is one of the very few ophthalmologists working in the UK who is a fellowship-trained specialist in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He holds full specialist registration with the General Medical Council and was appointed as a Consultant in the NHS in 2006.