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Cataract surgery

I offer micro incision cataract surgery with multifocal, toric and aspheric lens implants to suit your individual needs and requirements.

When a cataract is removed, an artificial lens is placed inside the eye to take the place of the human lens. Many patients find they still need to wear glasses for some activities, however advances in lens technology now allow patients to be less dependent on glasses after surgery.

The move from extracapsular cataract surgery, with a sutured incision, to phaco-emulsification in the early 1990’s dramatically changed cataract surgery.  Developments in lens design in the late 1990’s led to the change from rigid to foldable implants, reducing the standard incision size from 6 mm to between 2.8 and 3.4 mm.

With the arrival of the Stellaris phaco–emulsification system, micro incision cataract surgery is now available locally at Goring Hall Hospital.

Micro incision cataract surgery reduces the incision size further to 2.2 mm, with more rapid visual recovery due to quicker wound healing and a reduction in surgically induced astigmatism. Surgery is more controlled as there is less wound leak during the procedure and post-operatively this may result in a lower risk of infection.

Aspheric lenses are standard in my practice, this new generation lens implant has been designed to reduce spherical aberration. Studies have shown improved night vision and contrast sensitivity when compared to standard lens implants.

New lenses can now correct astigmatism (toric lenses) and provide both distance and near vision (multifocal lenses)

All of my cataract surgery is audited continuously and the results of toric lens implantation have been reported in Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Europe.

I am a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS).

Toric lens implants

Multifocal lens implants