IN THIS VIDEO PROF MOHAMMED MUHTASEB SPEAKS ABOUT REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY

What are the advantages and disadvantages of refractive cataract surgery?

The main advantage of refractive cataract surgery is that it improves the quality of vision, allowing more light in, and taking away the cloudy lens that has caused all the visual problems and symptoms previously.

The refractive component enables patients to function as soon as they get out of bed in the morning, without the need for glasses or contact lenses most of the time. It’s the simple things, like putting makeup on, shaving, going into the shower and not having to look around for your glasses.

The refractive component is designed to optimize the patient’s vision without glasses and minimize their dependence on glasses depending on the kind of lens implant that they’ve chosen…

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 or over the phone 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 or telephone appointment, you will have the opportunity to secure your spot on the waiting list. Click the button below now to book your video or telephone appointment.

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In terms of refractive cataract surgery, one of the advantages of coming to see someone like myself privately for a refractive cataract surgical procedure is the attention to an optimal refractive outcome. Patients receive a toric lens for low levels of astigmatism, which can optimize their vision postoperatively and reduce their dependence on glasses.

The option of multifocal toric lenses adds another dimension to the armamentarium that we have to reduce patient’s dependence on glasses after the surgery, even for near or middle distance.

I invite you to book a consultation to determine your suitability for refractive cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. It’s the only way to determine your suitability for these procedures and to have an in-depth discussion regarding the risks and benefits of each of them. I look forward to seeing you there and taking you through the journey to achieving your desired postoperative outcome.

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.

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