Does cataract surgery make macular degeneration worse?

By |2016-10-28T15:36:47+01:00February 25th, 2016|Cataract Surgery|

Does cataract surgery make macular degeneration worse? Many of my patients who undergo cataract surgery also have macular degeneration. This is not surprising given that both conditions are more likely to develop as we get older. There is one common question for patients and a concern for eye surgeons. This question concerns whether undergoing cataract surgery [...]

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What does cataract surgery cost in the UK?

By |2016-02-23T11:13:46+00:00February 18th, 2016|Cataract Surgery|

What does cataract surgery cost in the UK? Private cataract surgery cost varies extremely within the UK. We compared the prices of 156 clinics in the UK. All prices are per eye. We found the lowest price (£1,200) at the King Edward VII`s Hospital Sister Agnes in London. We found the highest price (£3,537) at Spire Thames Valley Hospital in [...]

Can statins prevent age-related macular degeneration?

By |2016-10-28T15:36:47+01:00February 16th, 2016|AMD Treatment|

Can statins prevent age-related macular degeneration? One of my patients came into my clinic last week and asked me if statins can prevent age-related macular degeneration. Many of my patients already take statins for their heart disease and atherosclerosis and are often keen to know if there are additional benefits for their eyes. I thought I [...]

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Should I have a multifocal intraocular lens implant for my cataract surgery?

By |2016-10-28T15:36:47+01:00February 1st, 2016|Cataract Surgery|

Should I have a multifocal intraocular lens implant for my cataract surgery? This is a common question I get asked by many patients who come to see me privately for cataract surgery. The option of multifocal intraocular lens implantation for cataract surgery is not yet available on the NHS. And sometimes patients come to see [...]

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