A cataract is the name given to the natural lens inside the eye when it has become cloudy or less clear in appearance. A common misconception is that the cataract is like a "film" or "skin" that has grown over the eye, and this simply is not true. In actual fact, if you are suffering from a cataract, then the lens itself has gone cloudy and this can occur due to age, trauma, diabetes, or genetics to name a few causes.
You can chose to have treatment at any stage of cataract development- gone are the days where you had to wait for the cataract to be ‘ripe. In fact people with spectacles are asking for surgery earlier, even before the cataract develops, so they too can benefit from permanent, full range vision- all without specs.
We have access to all the latest intraocular lenses (IOL) available today, and considering this lens will remain in your eye for the rest of your life, we have a selection of only the finest at the London Ophthalmology Centre, including:
Injectable lenses through micro keyhole surgery
The world’s first aberration free IOL from Bausch & Lomb
Aspherical, anti-glare lenses with improved contrast perception – experience vision the way it used to be. See near and far with multi-focal lenses. These allow up to 90% of patients to do away with glasses altogether, immediately after surgery. Click here for more details
*NEW* HD Vision with these new multi / bi / tri – focal lens implants giving a superior quality of perfect vision. Ask for more details of our new HD vision lenses – Sulcoflex
Sulcoflex MULTI focal lens implants – The Sulcoflex Multifocal lens can provide reading vision without glasses for patients that have had standard cataract surgery in the past and currently depend on glasses to be able to read. The lens is designed for placement behind the iris of eyes that have previously received a standard monofocal lens. The optical principles are the same as the standard Mflex multifocal intraocular lens, but the lens is thinner and designed to rest easily in between the iris and the previously implanted monofocal lens.
Blue Blocker IOL to protect the retina from harmful UV rays from the sun.
New Multifocal TORIC lenses so for the first time we can fix your short- sight AND your astigmatism in one procedure. These British lenses are a world’s first and have been proven to be more effective than previous options.
Accommodative lens: new implants which work like your natural lens- we use the first EU approved such lens , made by AMO.
New PRISM lens implants so we can treat areas of bad retina by redirecting the light rays to healthy parts of the retina.
New IOL VIP for macular degeneration – a micro telescope implant to give better magnification and image details for patients with macular degeneration.
Cataract Surgery and IOL choices
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Do you have blurry vision? Is it increasingly harder to see the world around you? If so, it is possible that you require cataract surgery. A cataract is the clouding of the eyes lens, which obscures your vision and can be caused by a number of factors such as ageing, diabetes or eye trauma. Luckily, modern advancements mean that cataract surgery is highly effective and very safe. Cataract surgery is a process where the clouded lens is surgically removed and replaced with a new artificial lens. Any procedure on your eyes should be taken seriously, which is why you should work with LondonOC for the very best cataract surgery in London.
Having an operation on your eyes can be a scary prospect. However, there is no reason to be afraid, as LondonOC has invested heavily in the most highly skilled staff and world class equipment. This means that we can offer you the most cutting edge cataract surgery in London. Using the highest quality lenses available on the market today, our skilled surgeons will restore your full vision with very little fuss or discomfort.
In the majority of cases, Cataract surgery is a day procedure, conducted by keyhole surgery which requires no stitches. Following a short period of observation after the procedure, you will be allowed to go home. Directly after the cataract surgery, you will be limited in the activities you can take part in and will need to use eye drops, but within just a few weeks you will regain full use of your eyes.
In London there is a lot of choice for eye surgery, but don’t settle for any ophthalmologist for when you can take advantage of the knowledge and expertise of LondonOC. Our skilled surgeons will ensure that you get the most modern treatment on offer for your cataract problems. Contact LondonOC to consult with our expert team and schedule your cataract surgery today, with such high quality care available to you right now, there is no reason to delay.