I was appointed as a visiting professor of cornea cataract and refractive surgery at the University of South Wales just over two years ago now, and have continued with my clinical research and training alongside my clinical practice.
Volumes of cataract surgery & treating complex cataract cases
The volumes of cataract surgery that we perform across the NHS and privately is really substantial. I’m very pleased to take referrals from colleagues both in my NHS practice and my private practice for patients who have more complex and challenging cataract cases and for those who have corneal problems that make the planning of surgery, particularly in relation to toric lens implants, more challenging.
I’ve been in the field of ophthalmology since 1997 and have enjoyed every minute of it without exception.
I took my consultant post in 2006 as a corneal transplant surgeon and cataract surgeon, have been developing services since that time. I’ve performed thousands upon thousands of procedures for cataract patients, including complex cataract surgery and taking referrals from colleagues.
Professor at University of South Wales & training junior doctors
I’m also a visiting professor of cornea cataract and refractive surgery at the University of South Wales, which is a position I’m very proud to hold. I am very heavily involved in the training of junior doctors and in particular, training doctors to think thoroughly and plan their cataract surgical procedures so that the best outcomes are achieved for patients.
I’m training junior doctors to use toric lenses and to think very carefully about prep for astigmatism and improving the visual outcomes for patients. One of the parts of my role, both in the NHS and my private practice that I enjoy a great deal is taking referrals for complex and challenging cataract patients. I discuss the particular aspects of their care that are challenging, how we plan to overcome those, and then implementing the plan of management to achieve the best outcomes for those patients.
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.