“Oh, that sounds expensive”

The cost of an initial consultation and the surgical procedure after that is a consideration for all patients.

The value of the consultation is in the time and detail of the assessment that I undertake with patients. The time spent considering the requirements of the patient and the attention to fine details in the preoperative planning are all part of the information I gather. 

I also have a very detailed discussion of the risks and benefits of the different kinds of interventions that are available to my patients. On some occasions, I recommend that a patient does not undergo any intervention at all…

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The initial consultation is extremely valuable in determining the appropriate path forwards or stopping the process so that a patient can reevaluate and return at a later date when their symptoms are more conducive to having surgical intervention.

If you’d like to know more about the costs associated with treatment, I invite you to book a consultation. Here we can have an in-depth discussion and I can give you all the information you need. 

I look forward to seeing you there and guiding you through the journey to achieving your desired postoperative outcome.

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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.