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Transform your vision in just one day with premium cataract surgery performed by Sharmina Khan, private consultant ophthalmic surgeon.

Cataract surgery is the most common operation performed in the UK and its results can enhance a patient’s quality of life. Cataracts are cloudy patches that form in your eye’s lens. In this straightforward procedure, the affected lens is removed and replaced with a high-quality synthetic replacement, dramatically improving blurred vision.

With specialist ophthalmic surgeon Sharmina Khan, you can feel confident that you will receive an expert service, tailored to your individual requirements.

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Laser Cataract Surgery London

Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) with leading London eye surgeon, Sharmina Khan.

FLACS is a premium type of day case cataract surgery routinely carried out by expert ophthalmic surgeon Sharmina Khan. The utilisation of lasers delivers unsurpassed surgical accuracy alongside rapid visual recovery.

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Femtosecond laser cataract surgery works using ultrafast pulses in the range of 10-15 per second. This allows a greater deal of precision, and is less invasive than other methods, resulting in reduced strain on the surrounding tissue and a quicker recovery.

Sharmina Khan employs this technique as the first step in the surgery, the laser is able to penetrate through the cornea into the eye and create a perfectly circular 5.0 – 5.5 mm diameter opening on the front surface of the cataract/lens, followed by fragmentation of the natural crystalline lens into smaller pieces.

The cataract is then accessed, through a 2.2mm incision, using a pen-like phacoemulsification probe. This probe vibrates at ultrasonic frequency of 50MHz. It phacoemulsifies (softens) the cataract and breaks it into smaller pieces which are then aspirated (vacuumed out) along fluid filled plastic tubing away from the eye.

A foldable intraocular lens implant is inserted into the eye like a taco and this opens up for ideal lens placement. This is a refractive opportunity to reduce your spectacle dependence or make you almost spectacle independent and achieve sharper focus by employing either blended mini-monovision or multifocal intraocular lens implants, plus correction of any required astigmatism.

Sharmina Khan routinely carries out femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (FLACS) using topical anaesthesia and sedation, which allows for faster visual recovery and a stress-free experience for her patients.

Cataract/lens surgery is a quick procedure taking up to 30 minutes in a non-complex eye, and patients go home the same day of their operation. Soreness and discomfort should be minimal and not last longer than a few days. Depending on the patient, visual recovery can be experienced the following day but take between four to six weeks. Sharmina Khan will be happy to discuss your risk profile with you.

After an eye operation, you must not drive yourself home. In the days and weeks following the procedure, use your post-operative eye drops as prescribed by Sharmina Khan, eye-shield as directed and take precautions such as avoiding swimming, gardening and strenuous exercise and not wearing makeup.

Cataract/lens surgery is the most common operation performed in the UK and is safe with a low risk profile. Laser cataract surgery is the most precise method of cataract/lens removal and reduces the time your surgeon spends inside the eye. Sharmina Khan will discuss the risks and benefits with you at your consultation.

As laser cataract surgery is performed under local anaesthetic, patients will not feel any pain during the operation; however they will feel touch and movement. There may be some discomfort following the procedure, but this should be minimal and clear up within a few days.

Laser cataract surgery is generally performed under local anaesthetic administered via eye drops ensuring a pain-free procedure. During the days and weeks following their surgery, patients are encouraged to utilise over-the-counter pain medications to manage discomfort.

Standard Cataract Surgery London

Standard phacoemulsification surgery performed by trusted cataract consultant in London.

Standard cataract surgery is a modern method of lens removal that can help you achieve blur-free vision. Instead of lasers, this method uses a probe to access and emulsify the affected lens. Routinely performed by skilled eye surgeon Sharmina Khan, it can radically improve eyesight.

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Standard phacoemulsification cataract surgery is the most common method of cataract removal where a small incision (2.2-2.4mm) is made in the cornea and a probe is inserted to emulsify the cataractous/clear crystalline lens.

This is a day case procedure carried out under local anaesthetic and sedation. Due to her experience Sharmina Khan usually employs topical (drops) anaesthesia and only subtenons (injection around the eye) if the case is higher risk. Sedation allows for a more relaxed patient experience.

Phacoemulsification cataract surgery is a modern method of cataract removal and replacement with a biocompatible lens implant inside the eye. The cloudy crystalline lens is called the cataract inside the eye, positioned behind the clear window of the eye (cornea) and the coloured party of your eye (iris).

The cataract is accessed through a 2.2mm incision made through the cornea using a pen-like phaco-probe.

This probe vibrates at ultrasonic frequency. It softens (emulsifies) the cataract and breaks it into small manageable pieces which are then aspirated (vacuumed out) along fluid filled plastic tubing away from the eye.

A foldable implant is inserted into the eye like a taco and this opens up for ideal lens placement.

This is a refractive opportunity to reduce your spectacle dependence or make you almost spectacle independent and achieve sharper focus by employing either blended mini-monovision or trifocals.

Sharmina Khan routinely carries out cataract surgery using topical anaesthesia and sedation, which allows for faster visual recovery and a stress-free experience for her patients.

After cataract surgery, patients can usually go home within a few hours. In the days that follow, there may be some discomfort within the first week. Visual recovery is experienced the next day and will continue to improve in the first week and thereafter. Full recovery can take up to 12  weeks.

Phacoemulsification cataract surgery is the commonest procedure carried out in the in the United Kingdom and has a good safety profile and outcomes. Sharmina Khan will discuss individual risks and benefits when you attend for consultation.

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Sharmina Khan carries out Cataract surgery under local anaesthetic and sedation, meaning the procedure is pain free; however you will feel touch and movement. In the days following the surgery, there may be a small amount of discomfort, but this should clear up within a week.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic (typically eye drops and occasionally an injection around the eye depending on individual requirements and risk profile) and sedation, ensuring a relaxed and pain-free patient experience.

Recover and Enhance Your Vision with a Trusted London Cataract/Lens Surgeon

Sharmina Khan is a leading Eye Surgeon who has carried out over 5000 cataract and lens operations in the last five years. With decades of experience in specialist Ophthalmic procedures, Sharmina is dedicated to ensuring a relaxed clinical journey and transforming eyesight for the better.

A trusted Consultant at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital in London, Sharmina Khan led clinical audits in Cataract Surgery Outcomes 2016-2020), working to considerably decrease complication rates amongst surgeons and trainees at Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. The future of your vision is in safe hands.

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