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Advanced Vision Surgery is different
You will be seen by your consultant and support staff at every visit. Your surgery will be performed by your consultant who remains responsible for you throughout your treatment. Mr Angunawela and Ms De Benito are both award winning and experienced eye surgeons who perform cataract surgery, laser eye surgery and corneal transplant surgery. As refractive cataract surgeons they strive to achieve optimal vision including the possibility laser eye surgery if required.
Moorfields Eye Hospital is over 200 years old and one of the most trusted and leading eye hospitals in the world.
Latest lens technologies
The clinic only uses the highest quality lenses from Zeiss, Alcon and Physiol and Acufocus IC8 lens. Long sight, short sight and astigmatism can all be dealt with at the time of surgery. Toric astigmatism correcting lenses are used as standard where required.
People often prefer to be glasses independent after surgery and the latest multifocal and trifocal lens implants are available where suitable.
Femtosecond laser cataract surgery
As a world leading centre of excellence Moorfields Eye Hospital offers the latest equipment and technologies including femtosecond laser cataract surgery for ultimate precision at the time of cataract surgery.
Patients can opt for laser guided or standard cataract surgery.
Surgeries are generally performed under local anaesthetic with sedation at Moorfields Eye Hospital. A consultant anaesthetist is present at all surgeries to accommodate the medical needs of the patients. The majority of patients are discharged the same day
Find out why most of our patients recommend us to family
Most of our patients recommend us to their family and friends because they simply know we care. Patients find both surgeons approachable, caring, friendly and highly skilled. Tega and Sharon our practice managers and Nathaniel our experienced optometrist are all friendly and greatly appreciated by our patients.
We are rated "Excellent' by patients on TrustPilot
Frequently asked questions about cataract surgery
Over the years patients have asked many questions before and after cataract surgery. This have been combined in our useful frequently asked questions section. Potential patients are encouraged to read this information.
Benefit from surgeons that perform laser eye surgery
The possibility of laser eye surgery after cataract surgery termed bioptics offers the opportunity for perfect vision and refinement of results after cataract surgery. Bioptics is particularly suitable for complex prescriptions and for people who have had previous surgeries such as LASIK and radial keratotomy. Most general cataract surgeons are unable to offer this opportunity for refining results, which may be essential after multifocal lens implants.
Cataract surgery in complex cases
As surgeons that perform corneal transplants and reconstructive surgery both surgeons are referred complex cases from other general eye surgeons including cataract surgery in Fuchs' dystrophy, radial keratotomy and combined corneal transplantations. Complex reconstructions of the front of the eye are also performed including implantation of artificial iris and pupil segments.
Why have private cataract surgery
The NHS does a superb job of providing cataract surgery for those that need it. However, limited resources mean that waiting times can be long. The newest lens implant technologies including multifocal lenses aren't available to NHS patients. Surgery may only be offered on one eye and after vision deteriorates significantly. Your surgery may also be performed by a junior surgeon.
Most people choose private cataract surgery because they want the expertise of a consultant surgeon, short waiting times and the possibility of optimum vision and the latest lens technologies.
Find out about the cost of private cataract surgery.