• Before-Before Cataract Surgery
    After-Before Cataract Surgery
    Before Cataract SurgeryBefore Cataract SurgeryAfter Cataract Surgery

What is a Cataract of the eye?

A cataract is clouding of the eye’s crystalline lens which causes glare, gradual loss of sight and contrast. It is the most common cause of vision loss in people over the age of fifty, and can occur in one or both of your eyes. Cataracts can easily be removed to fully restore your eyesight.

what is cataract-surgery?

Type of Cataracts

  1. The subcapsular cataract: This cataract forms at the back of the lens – you are most at risk of developing this type of cataarct if you take steroids or are suffering from diabetes.
  2. The nuclear cataract: This forms deep in the central area of the lens and is most commonly associated with ageing.
  3. The cortical cataract: This occurs in the lens cortex, which is the portion of the lens that surrounds the central nucleus. It is characterised by white, wedge-shaped opaque areas which start at the edges and work their way into the centre like spokes on a wheel.

Book a Consultation

Book your Consultation or
Request a Callback

Would you like us to call you back?
If so, when is the best time for you?

What is the cause of Cataracts?

Cataracts develop as a result of the natural ageing process in the eye’s lens. Ultraviolet (UV) exposure can play a role in furthering the process and occasionally younger patients may develop cataracts as a result of trauma, vitamin deficiencies or systemic conditions.

What are the Symptoms of Cataracts?

Over time, patients will develop symptoms that can include:

  • Blurry vision
  • Cloudy, foggy or misty vision (frosted glass effect)
  • Difficulty reading and needing more light
  • Halos and glare around lights
  • Difficulty driving at night
  • Yellowing of colours
  • Frequent changes in spectacle prescription
cataract surgery

What is the treatment for Cataracts?

The primary treatment for all types of cataracts is surgery Cataract Surgery, which is the same procedure as our Refractive Lens Exchange / Clear Lens Exchange Procedure. At Advanced Vision Care, cataract surgery is bespoke as it is always tailored to the personal needs of every individual patient.

This procedure involves removing the cataract formed in the natural crystalline lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant to correct the vision. There are different types of intraocular lenses and the lens determines whether a patient will be completely glasses free.

Cataract treatment will take approximately 30 minutes per eye and each eye is treated separately over consecutive days. It is is able to completely restore the sight loss caused by the cataract and is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world, with over 300,000 performed in the UK every year. It is considered by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be one of the safest treatments available in the world today. The only requirement to be suitable for treatment is to have a cataract, even if it has been just diagnosed and is in its early stages. However if you do not have cataracts and want to correct your near, far and intermediate vision then Clear Lens Exchange/Refractive Lens Exchange could be an option.

cataract-treatments

  • When arriving at the clinic on the day of surgery our friendly and experienced clinical team will guide you through every step of the way.
  • Anaesthetic drops are used to numb the eye.
  • A sedative is given and the pupils are dilated using drops.
  • An eyelid guard is used to prevent blinking.
  • A micro incision is made at the edge of the cornea.
  • The phacoemulsification probe is used to break up and remove the cataract or natural lens.
  • The tailor-made intraocular lens is placed in the capsule where the natural lens used to be.
  • There is no need for stitches due to the micro incision being self-sealing.
  • Our specialist nurse will go through the precautions and medications that are needed to aid recovery.
  • Your aftercare will begin the next day with a check-up for the treated eye.
  • AVC’s Alcon Refractive Suite is the most advanced Cataract theatre in the UK.
  • The entire patient journey is all under one roof.
  • Treatment can be undertaken from the point of diagnosis and prevents further deterioration in vision.
  • Over 300,000 cataract treatments are performed every year in the UK
  • AVC are the leaders in Multifocal lenses and we are able correct any prescription.
  • Bespoke Multifocal & Trifocal lenses means you are completely glasses free.
  • Piggy back lenses can allow for a complete correction even if you have already had NHS treatment.
  • Clear Lens Exchange treatment will prevent the formation of cataracts.

What is Cataract Surgery?

This procedure involves removing the cataract formed in the natural crystalline lens and replacing it with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant to correct the vision. There are different types of intraocular lenses and the lens determines whether a patient will be completely glasses free.

Cataract treatment will only take approximately 30 minutes per eye and each eye is treated separately. Cataract surgery is able to completely restore the sight lost caused by the cataract. It is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world, with over 300,000 performed in the UK every year and it is even considered by the World Health Organisation as one of the safest treatments available in the world today. The only requirement to be suitable for treatment is to have a cataract, even if it has been just diagnosed and is an early cataract. However if you do not have cataracts and want to correct your near, far and intermediate vision then Clear Lens Exchange could be an option.

cataract surgery

Cataract Treatment Process

The cataract treatment will take 30 minutes per eye and each eye is treated individually, one day after the other. The process is as follows:

  • When arriving at the clinic on the day of surgery our friendly and experienced clinical team will guide you through every step of the way.
  • Anaesthetic drops are used to numb the eye.
  • A sedative is given and the pupils are dilated using drops.
  • An eyelid guard is used to prevent blinking.
  • A micro incision is made at the edge of the cornea.
  • The phacoemulsification probe is used to break up and remove the cataract or natural lens.
  • The tailor-made intraocular lens is placed in the capsule where the natural lens used to be.
  • There is no need for stitches due to the micro incision being self-sealing.
  • Our specialist nurse will go through the precautions and medications that are needed to aid recovery.
  • Your aftercare will begin the next day with a check-up for the treated eye.

Your 3 Step Personal Treatment Plan

Our 5 star treatment is all about what is best for you

harley-street-consultation

Step 1: Your Consultation

At your detailed consultation, we will carry out a thorough range of tests on your eyes to find out if you are suitable and to design the very best treatment plan for you.

your-eye-surgery2

Step 2: Your Surgery

With AVC’s world renowned cataract surgeons and state of the art technology, you are guaranteed to experience surgery that is second to none.

lifetime-aftercare

Step 3: 1 year Aftercare

Our commitment to excellence means that AVC guarantees you a 1 year Commitment of Care that starts the day after your surgery is completed.

Why choose Advanced Vision Care?

  • UK’s leading independent vision correction clinic.
  • First and only clinic in the UK to have the latest and most advanced technology in Cataract surgery, all of which can be found in our Alcon Refractive Suite.
  • Treatments are truly bespoke, customised to each individual’s specific visual parameters and requirements to achieve outstanding results.
  • Completely independent surgeon led clinic and have no affiliation with any manufacturers or paid consultants enabling us to choose the best lenses to fit our patients’ visual and lifestyle needs.
  • Provide all patients’ with the best possible care, constantly surpassing expectations.
  • The UK and Ireland’s leading provider in ICL and Multifocal IOLs.
  • Our world class surgeons have over seven decades of combined experience, they include the world renowned Dr CT Pillai, Dr Goran Helgason and Professor Martin Filipec.
  • To make it easier for patients’ to get the best treatment suited to their needs, AVC has partnered with the UK’s leading health insurance providers.
  • We have the largest independent optometrist network in the country, meaning patients’ can have treatment at the Harley Street clinic and enjoy incredible aftercare at a more convenient location.
  • All appointments from the consultation to treatment and aftercare are all performed at the AVC clinic on Harley Street.

What Our Patients Say

Private Insurance

Now more people than ever can have the world class treatment with Advanced Vision Care on Harley Street. Our pricing is not only transparent but we have ensured that there are several ways to fund treatment so that no one has to compromise in quality of care, standards or technology. At AVC we offer interest free finance plans to help spread the cost and we have partnered with the UK’s leading insurance providers to make Harley Street quality available for more people.

Refer & Earn

£100

Earn £100 after you refer a friend and they have cataract surgery at Advanced Vision Care

START TYPING AND PRESS ENTER TO SEARCH