Cataract surgery with a difference
State-of-the-art cataract surgery with sight correction to eliminate short-sight, long-sight and astigmatism with the most advanced lens technologies including trifocal and extended depth of focus lenses
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Our surgeons are different
The choice of your surgeon may be the most important thing you decide about cataract surgery. Whilst most general ophthalmologists perform cataract surgery, Mr Angunawela and Ms De Benito are dual trained in cataract and laser eye surgery. They are also both highly skilled corneal transplant surgeons. This gives them a unique skill set and approach to cataract surgery that aims to achieve optimal potential vision for the patient. This is possible because of their ability to use laser eye surgery to refine the outcomes of the cataract surgery for best potential vision. This matters to you for the simple reason that lens prediction in cataract surgery isn't perfect. With the best modern predictive formulae 70% of patients will be within +/- 0.5 dioptres of the refractive target, and 90% within 1 dioptre. 10% will be outside this range. This means that glasses can be needed for best possible vision in some cases including driving. Astigmatism correction is similarly unpredictable. If you are having a multifocal lens and are off target or have astigmatism you will not have the best possible vision from that eye without glasses. The fact that both surgeons refine their outcomes by laser eye surgery where necessary means that the patient achieves their full potential vision. This approach is called bioptics.
Both surgeons also have complication rates of less than 0.5%. In comparison, the UK average is 3% for cataract surgery. Mr Angunawela is recognised as one of the best cataract surgeons in the UK as voted by other ophthalmologists who were asked who they would send a relative to.
Cataract surgery to give you better vision than you've ever had
Did you know that cataract surgery is your chance to often have better vision than you've had throughout your lifetime?
Permanent lens replacement/Cataract surgery has evolved from simple removal of a lens/cataract to restoration of best possible vision. This type of 'Vision surgery' requires the expertise of a surgeon that performs vision correction surgery including laser eye surgery to achieve best possible results. With premium multifocal lenses this can mean distance and reading vision with minimal need for glasses and correction of astigmatism.
The latest, most advanced lens implants
Mr Angunawela and Ms de Benito use the latest lenses for monofocal and multifocal vision. These include the Physiol FineVision Trifocal lens, Zeiss Trifocal lens and Zeiss AT-LARA extended depth of focus lenses, and the AMO Symfony lens. Astigmatism can also be corrected during cataract surgery where necessary.
Femtosecond laser lens/cataract surgery - Unparalleled precision and safety
A further option for patients is femtosecond laser cataract surgery. The latest live 3D imaging guided laser allows the painless, precision surgery that allows many stages of the cataract surgery to be completed with unparalleled accuracy by the laser programmed by the surgeon. The repeatable precision of the laser makes cataract surgery safer and more predictable than ever before. The clinic uses the latest Catalys laser.
Private Lens/Cataract Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital with Mr Angunawela and Ms de Benito
At Moorfields Private Eye Hospital you have access to the most advanced technology for your cataract surgery. This includes state of the art femtosecond laser cataract surgery and and phacoemulsification technology. You will also have the choice of the most advanced lenses including multifocal, toric and monofocal lenses.
Mr Angunawela and Ms de Benito are Consultant Eye Surgeons at Moorfields Eye Hospital where they specialise in corneal transplant, cataract, lens and laser eye surgery. As experienced surgeons they have performed thousands of procedures and are able to offer a comprehensive approach to the outcome of your surgery to deliver excellent results. Both surgeons have complication rates of less than -0.5%, well below the national average of 1.9% (ranging up to 8% in some studies).
Having your cataract surgery privately at Moorfields Eye Hospital gives you the peace of mind that your surgery will be carried out by a fully qualified Consultant Eye Surgeon and Consultant Anaesthetist at the world's leading eye hospital, giving you the best chance of having an excellent result.
Why have private cataract surgery?
The NHS does a fantastic job at providing cataract surgery to the general population, so why have private cataract surgery?. The main advantage of private cataract surgery is that you will have your eye surgery performed by a experienced consultant eye surgeon of your choice, giving you the reassurance that your eyes are in experienced hands, meaning that you'll get the best possible outcome with the lowest possible risk.
Private cataract surgery also gives the patient far greater choice in terms of cutting edge surgical and lens technology including femtosecond laser cataract surgery, the possibility of having a toric lens to eliminate astigmatism or a multifocal lens to give you greater independence from glasses. For patients demanding perfection cataract surgery can also be combined with laser eye surgery to eliminate the need for distance vision glasses completely.
The cost of private cataract surgery at Moorfields Private includes the surgeons and hospital fees.