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 you to come in fairly early because we need to set up your operation and set up you for the operation.
And that involves basic measurements by our nursing staff, which involves measuring your blood pressure, measuring your blood sugar – if relevant. We will also use the same dilating drops that we used during your initial consultation to dilate the pupils. That enables me to access your cataract in the surgery to ensure that we can do that safely and effectively.
You come in for that assessment, that would usually take about half an hour, and then you’ve taken up to the operating theatre – you can remain in your clothes, you don’t have to get changed. We don’t usually put you to sleep, you’re under a local anaesthetic. You lie flat on the bed for about 10-15 minutes. I’ll chat to you the whole way through. You’ll undergo the procedure in that manner. Before you know it, you’re out the operating theatre and back to what you’re doing best.
Now if you want further information on that, you can contact me at the number at the end of this video and we can arrange that.
My name is Jaheed Khan and I am a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Clinica London.
My special expertise is in cataract surgery and conditions affecting the back of the eye, the retina, including AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration), diabetic retinopathy, and various other diseases of the retina.
I have over 15 years experience in treating people with eye problems just like you, and have published extensively in scientific journals about treating eye conditions.
In my NHS practice, I am responsible day-to-day for the training of the eye surgeons of the future.