1. He adopts a meticulous and tailored approach with every patient
Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb is a highly-skilled surgeon and a globally recognised expert in the field.
Every one of his patients receives world-class treatment, delivered using state-of-the-art technology and techniques.
His ethos is to provide the very best care to his patients, tailored to each patient’s unique requirements.
An interesting story
At a private surgery list, an external visitor came to iLase for an arranged visit.
He was amazed to see so many different types of lenses. Almost every patient was receiving a different kind of lens.
He had visited many private ophthalmologists and several private hospitals and had always seen the same surgery with the same type of lens used for every patient. He had never seen a list where five different types of lens implants were used.
Truly understanding every patient’s needs and requirements is the foundation of the care each patient receives from Prof Muhtaseb. The only patient Prof Muhtaseb treats, is the one in front of him.
2. He has unparalleled surgical expertise
Prof Muhtaseb receives referrals for challenging and complex cases from other ophthalmic surgical consultants – a testament to the high regard in which his colleagues hold him.
3. He is a safe surgery pioneer
While patient safety is a priority for all healthcare providers, Prof Muhtaseb made a major contribution to improving the safety of cataract surgery when he developed and published the first peer-reviewed cataract risk stratification system in 2004.
This system allows the quantification of risk factors for each individual eye of each patient, leading to individualised counselling on the risk of surgery, and allows him to plan ahead so that additional measures can be put in place to mitigate the risks of surgery.
Prof Muhtaseb’s system is used by surgeons and centres around the world and continues to be cited by colleagues undertaking research in this field.
4. He is a teacher and researcher
Prof Muhtaseb teaches junior surgeons and optometrists to maintain the standard of cataract surgery and aftercare for future patients.
He also undertakes clinical research and has presented the results of his work at prestigious international meetings including the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), United Kingdom & Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER), amongst others.
5. He has an international reputation
Prof Muhtaseb has been an invited expert speaker at several international conferences, where he shares his expertise and insights with colleagues. Such conferences have included the UKISCRS, the Indonesian Society of Ophthalmologists, and others.
6. He is an innovator
In 2019 he was the first surgeon in Wales to implant the exciting enhanced monofocal lens called the Tecnis Eyhance. This lens provides distance and functional computer distance vision without glasses and can be used for patients that would otherwise be inelgible for a multifocal lens. It offers a premium alternative to a standard monofocal lens for a large number of patients.
In between these early and most recent landmarks, Prof Muhtaseb has published one of the largest European series at the time of IntraCorneal Rings Segments for the treatment of keratoconus.
In 2008 Prof Muhtaseb was the first surgeon in Wales to perform the revolutionary new corneal endothelial keratoplasty (transplant) technique known as DSEK which improved visual outcomes, greatly shortened recovery times, and reduced postoperative complications compared to full-thickness transplant surgery.