Cataract Surgery with Thomas Ressiniotis
“The NHS offers a great cataract service and I’m proud to have performed more than 7000 cataract operations for over 10 years as a substantive NHS Consultant. I deal with some of the most complex high-risk cases with a complication rate well below the national average. Operating in a private setting allows me to bring this experience to you without the wait and gives me the opportunity to choose the best premium intraocular lenses that are not available in the NHS.”
What is a Cataract
In most cases, cataracts occur because of aging. The lens of our eyes slowly becomes less transparent, reducing the amount of light reaching the back of the eye – like a camera with a dirty lens.
By the time we reach 80, almost half of us will develop some form of cataract. At the present time, the only treatment for bothersome cataracts is surgery.
Cataract surgery is one of the oldest, most commonly performed surgical procedures on the human body. It is considered to be one of the safest and most successful procedures in modern medicine.
Every year around 330,000 cataract operations are performed in England alone. It is estimated that 30% of people 65 years or older have a visually impairing cataract in one or both eyes.
The Advantage of Private Cataract Surgery
Independence from reading glasses
Like the bifocal or varifocal lenses used in your glasses, multifocal lenses have different areas designed for distance, intermediate, and near vision.
The brain and eye eventually gets used to them and there is a very good chance that you will not require glasses for most of your activities.
However, these lenses are not recommended if you have other eye problems such as glaucoma or macular degeneration. For some patients multifocal lenses can cause glare and halos at night.
All of this may seem complex, but during the preoperative consultation we will go through the options and decide which type of lens is most suitable for your needs and your lifestyle.
For example, if you are an avid golfer and you drive frequently at night, you might prefer to choose the monofocal option as it will give you the clearer vision without the risk of glare or haloes. On the other hand, if you are fed up with your glasses we can opt for the multifocal option.