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Laser cataract surgery
  • Laser cataract surgery

    If you decide with your consultant surgeon to have laser cataract surgery (also known as femto-phako) your consultant will use femtosecond laser and ultrasound to soften the lens, which is emulsified and removed using fine instruments. A clear artificial lens (intraocular lens implant or IOL), made of a plastic-like material, is placed inside the eye. The back membrane of the lens (capsule) is left behind and this holds the artificial lens in place.

    The wound is very small and most patients do not require stitches, although rarely very fine stitches are sometimes needed to close the wound safely.

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Mr Vincenzo Maurino


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Mark Wilkins


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Miss Sharmina Khan


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Julian Stevens


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Ms Laura de Benito-Llopis


Consultant Ophthalmologist

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Mr Badrul Hussain


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Professor David Gartry


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Miss Linda Ficker


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Mark Westcott


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Professor Paul Foster


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Bruce Allan


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Romesh Angunawela


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Alexander Ionides


Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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If you are covered by private medical insurance, please verify the details with your insurer prior to arrival and if possible, obtain a pre-authorisation number.

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You don’t have to be insured to come to Moorfields Private. Many of our patients pay for their own treatment.

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