Cataract surgeons (ophthalmologists) perform cataract surgery over 300,000 times per year in the UK alone (according to the NHS). The actual number is probably closer to 325,000. It is the most commonly performed operation in the UK. That number is growing yearly.
Video: How long does the recovery after private cataract surgery take? Mr Jaheed Khan talks about how long the recovery after a private cataract surgery generally takes. That's a very good question and recovery has improved. It used to take quite a few weeks to recover from a cataract operation many years ago. Because my technique [...]
12 things you can safely do and not do after cataract surgery I have talked about what you need to do after successful cataract surgery on my website jaheedkhan.co.uk, but I wanted to provide you with a definitive list of what you can safely do after cataract surgery, the things to avoid and more importantly the [...]
Video: Where will I have my private cataract surgery? In this video, I discuss where your private cataract surgery will take place. Your initial outpatient consultation could be at Moorfields Private, or it could be at 140 Harley Street where I consult. My operating list at Harley Street is at the London Clinic and I have a [...]
I came across a rather interesting paper the other day on the effects of handholding during cataract surgery - it was particularly interesting to me as I often use this technique in the operating room to help my nervous patients.
Video: Is private cataract surgery painful? In this video, I answer a question about whether private cataract surgery is painful. That's a very common question and it's a very valid question and I would say that all my patients ask me that question. What I can categorically say, it's not a painful procedure. In the right hands, and [...]
I often get asked a multitude of questions about cataracts, how they develop, the surgical steps for removing them and the recovery required after surgery but here are my top ten common myths surrounding cataracts that people often ask me in clinic.
Video: What happens on the day of a private cataract surgery? If you want to know what happens on the day of a private cataract surgery in London and what kind of surgery you can expect, you can have a look at this video where I give detailed information. The day of the surgical appointment, we'll ask [...]
Video: What happens at a private cataract surgery appointment? Here I explain the different steps that occur at a private cataract surgery appointment. Well, you come and see me specifically for your private cataract surgery in London and that's very important. First of all you get an assessment for your vision. So I'll ask you [...]