SML – Scharioth Macula Lens
DECREASE YOUR DEPENDANCY ON LOW VISION AID DEVICES
BRING YOUR EYES BACK TO LIFE
What you need to know about getting SML Scharioth Macula Lens surgery in Wales
Revive your vision
Your eye condition meant that you suffered with central vision loss. You likely required low vision aids to see up close and experienced symptoms such as blurred and distorted vision.
After SML Scharioth Macula Lens surgery, your central vision is greatly improved and you have maintained both your peripheral and distance vision. You no longer heavily depend on low vision aid devices to read.
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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
SCHARIOTH MACULA LENS EXPLAINED
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- Macular disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
- Myopic degeneration
- Inherited dystrophies
- Medication-related side effects
In these cases, reading can be a significant problem and many patients require low vision aids to see up close. These can be inconvenient and cumbersome to use, especially out of the house. The SML can offer improved reading ability for patients in this position.
If a cataract is present you should consider having a cataract operation in the first instance and discuss this with your consultant. Thereafter, any persistent difficulty with reading may be improved with the SML implanted lens.
Potential candidates undergo a screening examination to determine suitability for the SML.
The Scharioth Macular Lens (SML) is a piggyback lens that can improve reading vision and reduce the need to use magnifiers and other low vision aid devices.
The SML magnifies the normal parts of vision without magnifying the damaged parts of the retina, thus enabling improved reading ability.
The SML has the great advantage of not restricting the visual field.
Other magnifying lens implants constrict the visual field so the patient cannot see as far to the side as before. This means they need to turn their head from side to side to see properly.
The SML only magnifies the central vision and so maintains the side-to-side vision as well as the distance vision.
There are no specific risks associated with the magnifying aspect of the SML.
The general risks are small and similar to those of any primary or piggyback lens implant surgery.
The alternative to the SML implant is to continue with low vision aids such as magnifying glasses, telescopic attachments to glasses, and so on.
The SML provides an option for improving reading vision without fully relying on these aids.
The results of SML surgery are excellent.
Only patients that are deemed likely to benefit are offered surgery and the great majority of those patients achieve the expected benefit in vision from the SML.
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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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.