IN THIS VIDEO, PROF MOHAMMED MUHTASEB SHARES HIS REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY SAFETY RECORD

What is Mohammed Muhtaseb’s safety record regarding refractive cataract surgery?

Back around 2002 to 2003, as a training doctor in London, I realized that there was no system in place to formally stratify patients having cataract surgery according to combined risk factors. There had been published papers in the past about individual, specific risk factors. Still, there was nothing that had combined them all to give a global risk score. Therefore, I developed a risk stratification system, had it validated, and published a large study back in 2004. Today, that system is used in various clinics in countries around the world.

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I use that system myself in my practice to assess an overall global risk score. It allows me to give patients individualized risk versus benefit information and also allows me to mitigate the risks by highlighting them before the surgery.

A part of the surgical planning is mitigating certain risks for certain individual patients. This takes place during the consultation and is a discussion that I will have with my patients.

I invite you to contact my practice by calling the phone number provided. We can start the process of consulting and determining your suitability for the interventions that we can provide, and hopefully get you to a point where you’re achieving your outcomes and enjoying life without cataracts and without needing your glasses and contact lenses.

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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.

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