If you have cataract surgery with the NHS, you will usually be offered monofocal lenses, which have a single point of focus. This means the lens will be fixed for either near or distance vision, but not both.
When a patient elects to pay for private cataract surgery they are ensuring that certain variable factors are brought within their control. These include:
Tailored treatment designed to achieve your goals
At iLase, we offer multifocal lens implants that provide greater reading vision without the need for glasses after cataract surgery.
As an iLase patient, you will have access to a wide variety of lens implant types that provide a range of visual outcomes to suit your requirements.
These lenses can provide glasses-free vision for distance vision, intermediate vision (using computers etc.) and near vision (reading, text messages, etc.)
We help people return to a wide range of active lifestyles, including:
- Driving; whether driving locally or across Europe, whether driving privately or professionally
- Horse riding
- Clay pigeon shooting
- Medicine and surgery
- Computer work
- Photography and printing
- And many, many other lifestyles and requirements
Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb takes time and care to understand your specific requirements, then discusses the best way of helping you to achieve those goals, ensuring that your care is personalised at each stage of the journey.
The timing of surgery
The patient chooses when to have the surgery. Waiting lists are not a consideration.
Choose your surgeon
The patient chooses which surgeon to see in the private hospital and ensures that their chosen surgeon will be the person that actually performs the operation. This is not the case in other settings.
That the surgeon will be a consultant ophthalmologist, rather than a surgeon in training.
In the private setting a patient can be sure that their surgery will not be performed by a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and that no training will be undertaken.
However, it is important for patients to be aware that not all surgeons that use the title of Consultant are on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council. Some are Locum Consultants that carry out work as independent practitioners but are not on the Specialist Register. This means they would not be eligible to become a substantive consultant in the NHS and carry all the responsibilities of such a position.
In addition to these essential aspects of private treatment with any consultant ophthalmologist, there are several vital components of the care that Prof Muhtaseb provides to his patients. These include:
Recover faster and get your life back sooner
Prof Muhtaseb performs microincision cataract surgery, with faster recovery and quicker return to normal life.
Our care doesn’t stop when you leave the hospital
Closely supervised aftercare, working with your optometrist and GP.
Experience, expertise, and excellence
Prof Muhtaseb is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Visiting Professor of Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, with a wealth of experience and knowledge gained from over 22 years of practice. He takes referrals for complex cases from other ophthalmologists, he presents and publishes clinical research internationally, and reviews papers for international journals
Safety and quality
Prof Muhtaseb has developed, published and utilises a system of cataract risk analysis that allows for risk mitigation. He employs state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and implements the latest published evidence to ensure the quality and safety of the service you receive.
Close communication with your GP, optometrist, and any other clinicians involved in your medical care. This ensures optimal preparation for your surgery, as well as personalised aftercare throughout your post-operative recovery.
Direct access to us whenever you want or need it
Direct telephone and email access to the practice coordinator (avoiding the need to go through hospital switchboards)