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CONSULTATION EXPLAINED

Here we explain what you can expect at your consultation

Your treatment with Prof Muhtaseb starts with an in-depth consultation.

We will take care to understand your symptoms and difficulties, and the impact these are having on your lifestyle, work, hobbies, and confidence.

We will establish the activities for which you would be happy to use glasses after surgery, and those for which you would rather not need to use glasses. This will inform the type of lens implant that we agree to use during your cataract or RLE surgery.

We will explain any necessary and preferred tests to you, and gather all the data required to plan your surgery using state-of-the-art equipment at every stage.

At this point we will provide all the information you need to make an informed choice about your treatment and, together, we will agree a plan that is tailored to your specific requirements and is most likely to achieve your desired outcomes.

Aftercare is an essential part of your treatment and forms part of the preoperative planning. We will have your individualised post-operative care plan in place to ensure you are well looked after throughout your recovery.

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

We treat patients from all across Wales

“I would like to thank you most sincerely for the laser surgery you performed to improve my eyesight. It really has improved the quality of my life and I feel like a new person.” ★★★★★
R M, Refractive Surgery
"I was given a choice of lenses and detailed information before making my decision. I am now able to drive and read without glasses. It was entirely painless and the care I received before and after the procedures was excellent.” ★★★★★
Mrs. B R, Intraocular Lens
“I was very impressed with the preop eye assessment and the consultation by Mr Muhtaseb explaining the options properly, sensibly and in detail focusing on my individual situation. Surgery (PRK) went well, and the results are excellent.” ★★★★★
Dr. C E, Laser Refractive Surgery
“My vision is really clear. I easily read the Sunday paper without glasses the day after my surgery.” ★★★★★
M B, Lens Exchange
“Today I walked into work, enjoying seeing birds (I hadn't realised how few I'd been seeing). The cloud to my left eye has gone, and I have been able to read, type, teach without needing my glasses once.” ★★★★★
Mrs. C, Cataract surgery with multifocal lens implant
“Thank you so much for your kind and attentive care of my eyesight. Wonderful work! It is now a treat to have good binocular sight again!” ★★★★★
Dr. C, Cataract surgery
“I am just sending you this message to say that my optician seemed amazed at how well I am able to see and was very happy with everything. Thank you so much. I am really thrilled!” ★★★★★
Mrs. E, Cataract surgery
“Mr T. called and asked me to pass a message to yourself stating that he had a marvellous experience with his visit and wanted to thank you very much for your time this morning. He said you were a proper gentleman and that he thought very highly of you.” ★★★★★
Mr T’s hospital secretary, Cataract surgery
“A very grateful thank you to you and your team for the operations that have enhanced my sight so much. It is a wonderful feeling to have my confidence back both in walking and driving” ★★★★★
Mrs. F L, Cornea
“Many thanks to ‘The No. 1 Medic'." ★★★★★
Dr. A E, Intraocular Lens
“Thank you so much, you’ve changed my life forever.” ★★★★★
J E, LASIK
“Mr Mutaseb and his team were very professional , friendly and reassuring and held a no hassle policy on having to follow through with any procedure for laser correction. The procedure could not have run smoother and the after care was excellent." ★★★★★
Mr. C P, LASIK
“I’m absolutely delighted with the vision in my eye following cataract surgery. The only problem is that I can no longer hit the golf ball out of sight!" ★★★★★
Dr. R, Cataract surgery
“Thank you for fixing my left eye." ★★★★★
Mr. I, Cataract surgery
“Thank you so much for the care and attention you gave me during my cataract operation. Much appreciated. You are the best. Thank you." ★★★★★
Mrs. W, Cataract surgery
“Thank you for the care, help and being wonderful." ★★★★★
Mrs. W, Cataract surgery
“I am very happy with Mr Muhtaseb’s professional, detailed and careful approach to my surgery. I have had successful surgery and am very happy with the result. This has been a life changing surgery for me." ★★★★★
Professor H J, Refractive Surgery
“Thank you for all that you have done. I would not have gone through it without the complete trust I have in you. Thanks again.” ★★★★★
Mrs. S G, Multifocal Intraocular Lens
“It’s fantastic. I feel like a new person.” ★★★★★
D R, Refractive Lens Exchange
“Thank you for taking such good care of me during my LASIK surgery – I was terrified! I am so pleased with the outcome, which was pretty much instant – it has made such a difference to my life not having to wear glasses all the time." ★★★★★
Mrs. A L, LASIK
“I would like to thank you for operating to remove my cataracts in both my eyes. It is the first time in my life that I'm able to see without glasses or contact lenses. I've been short-sighted since I was a child when I used to sit at the front of the class in school to see the blackboard. Once again thank you, I'm so grateful to you." ★★★★★
Mrs. W, Cataract surgery
“I reviewed Mrs A in my clinic today, where she tells me she is extremely grateful to you for her recent right cataract surgery. She is absolutely delighted with the result, although very disappointed that she is now able to see the wrinkles in the mirror!" ★★★★★
Mrs A’s referring doctor , Cataract surgery
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your surgical staff for making my life so much better after my two cataract operations. It has meant a massive change to my life, both physically and mentally. It is literally like a massive cloud has been lifted from my life and taken me back years." ★★★★★
Mr. B, Cataract surgery
“Many thanks to you and your team for all the kindness, care and expertise shown to me when having my cataracts removed. It is lovely to have a new lease of life.” ★★★★★
Mrs. R B, Cataracts
“I can’t thank you enough for the gift your ability as a surgeon has given me. I am like a child with a wonderful new toy. I can see the world anew." ★★★★★
Mrs. A D, Refractive Lens Exchange
“I’m amazed at how much I can see.” ★★★★★
C H, Multifocal Lens
“I made my highest break in years last week. It was 137!" ★★★★★
Anonymous, Multifocal Piggyback Lens
“Thank you for the amazing operations - they have made a wonderful difference. I enjoy seeing the world so well!" ★★★★★
Mrs. S, Cataract surgery
“Thank you for your time and patience. I haven’t that much care [afforded] to me, and you have a wonderful team around you. Once again, big thank you." ★★★★★
Mr. D, Cataract surgery
“I would like to thank you for the cataract surgery to both my eyes, which for me have been life-changing. From being barely legal to drive even with glasses, not being able to recognise faces while out walking and not being able to see the racing marks while out sailing, I have been able to consign those to history." ★★★★★
Mr. A, Cataract surgery
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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.

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