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CATARACT SURGERY AT THE HARLEY STREET EYE CENTRE LONDON

All surgical procedures are performed by our surgeons. 

Contact us to learn more about how our expert eye consultants and surgeons can help.

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WELCOME TO THE HARLEY STREET EYE CENTRE
AT 22A

CATARACTS & RLE
EYE SURGERY

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts occur when the naturally clear lens inside your eye becomes cloudy and opaque.

This affects your vision two-fold:

1. The opacity does not allow light to fully pass through the eye.

2. The natural lens changes shape automatically to help us focus on near images.

 

The cloudiness of a cataract arises from the liquid protein in the lens becoming harder, much like when an egg is cooked it goes from a clear liquid to a opaque solid. When this happens, the lens is not able to adequately change shape and near focus is affected.

​Cataracts can form slowly over a long time and you may be unaware that you have a cataract forming until it affects your vision, such as blurry vision that is not corrected by glasses.

Other symptoms can include, difficulty driving at night, multiple images in one eye, and glare.

TYPES OF CATARACTS

There are different types of cataract however the more common type is age-related and tends to occur any time after the age of 50. Cataracts cannot be treated medically and would require a cataract operation.

DIFFERENT LENSES TO SUIT YOUR LIFESTYLE

The type of lens (cataract operation lens aka Intraocular lens) we will implant will be determined by eligibility, lifestyle and presence of astigmatism.

The initial assessment with your cataract surgeon will also include a conversation about which lens best suits you.

MONOFOCAL LENSES

You may choose that you want good vision for distance or near vision. Most choose a lens suited for good distance vision, if you choose this option then you will need glasses for near vision. Alternatively, some may choose a lens suited for near vision with glasses for distance vision.

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Monofocal Lens
Cataract Surgery

TORIC LENSES

This lens may be chosen for those patients who have moderate to high astigmatism and undergoing cataract surgery. The toric lens will be made from the same material as monofocal lenses however they will have astigmatic correction built in. These lenses are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses.

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Toric Lens
Cataract Surgery

MONOVISION LENSES

If you have good vision in both eyes prior to developing cataracts one option is to combine clear distance focus in one eye with clear near focus in the other eye. This may not guarantee that you will not need glasses anymore as you may need glasses for a few select activities.

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Monovision Lens
Cataract Surgery

MULTIFOCAL LENS

These lenses otherwise known as premium IOLs are designed to provide clear vision for both near and distance simultaneously.

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Multifocal Lens
Cataract Surgery

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REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is for those patients whom haven’t quite developed a cataract but are feeling the effects of presbyopia (the need for reading glasses to counter the effect of loss of focus on near objects, due to the effect of aging on the eye. This tends to start around the age of 45-50).

In much the same way as a traditional cataract surgery, your natural lens is broken up and replaced with any of the lenses mentioned above. The Multifocal and monovision lenses will assist you with clear vision for both near, intermediate and distance objects mimicking the effect of your natural lens.

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THE HARLEY STREET EYE CENTRE
LONDON
REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE

0203 9682030 
 

YOUR SURGICAL JOURNEY

Your surgical journey starts with a consultation with an ophthalmic consultant / cataract surgeon. During your time with your doctor, information will be collected about your past medical history, onset of symptoms and so on. A meticulous examination will be performed followed by investigations. 

All lens options available will require at least 1 scan (all available in-house at The Harley Street Eye Centre). 

Patients can op-out of having an aberrometry scan (I-trace) however we recommend that this is performed. With only 1 of 3 available in London, the aberrometer allows you to directly observe what your vision will be after surgery, without any surprises falling short of expectations.

Once the information is gathered you and your consultant will choose the most appropriate lens that suits your lifestyle needs, each eye is different and each patient is different and therefore choosing the correct lens is vital.

THE DAY OF YOUR CATARACT OPERATION

Upon arrival to The Harley Street Eye Centre, you will be checked in at reception and a member of the medical team will sit down with you and go through the safety checklists.

After the application of drops into your eyes, you will be taken to the surgical suite where your surgeon will meet you to begin the procedure. 

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

Having your cataract removed is a procedure that should not take more than 15-20 minutes.

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A small incision is made in the side of your cornea, in-order-to access the lens. Once at the lens, the procedure then moves onto breaking up your cataract into small segments and removed. Once all has been cleared your new lens will be inserted seamlessly through the same incision in the cornea. 

After Surgery

Post-operative checks are done, followed by an observation period and you are then free to go home. 

Prior to discharge, your consultant will review you again and provide immediate post-operative instructions and drops along with a written explanation of what to expect over the next 48 hours. 

 

Furthermore, a follow up appointment with your surgeon will be set within this time period to review your recovery. 

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ABOUT US

Located in the heart of Harley Street in London, The Harley Street Eye Centre continues the decades-old association of eye care with 22a Harley Street. This brand new state of the art clinic offers full and comprehensive ophthalmic treatment and imaging. Medical Lead Mr. Marwan Ghabra and his team of leading ophthalmic surgeons and dedicated professionals are committed to providing world-class eye care.

The Harley Street Eye Centre provides the right eye treatment at the right time. Your eyes are precious, and you should take great care of them.

Centre for Complicated Cases

 

The Harley Street Eye Centre, in addition to providing high-quality eye care locally

in the UK, is quickly becoming well known internationally as a go-to centre for

 complicated cases needing out of the box thinking with a strong base in currently

 accepted ophthalmic practice.  

 

When it comes to a routine eye test, a problem with squinting, double vision, loss of vision, a sore eye or unbearable eye pain or complex serious trauma to the eye, our team of experts are best suited to advise, examine and treat your eyes to bring you, improved eye health and peace of mind.

 

We are not just a clinic, but a technologically advanced eye care facility filled with experts who collectively have decades of experience. A leading Eye Care provider in Harley Street, London, our experienced team of ophthalmologists, opticians and experts will find the best possible solutions all in one place.

CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE SURGERY

CORNEA

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL RETINA

LASIK

PAEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY

DRY EYE CLINIC IPL

GENERAL OPHTHALMOLOGY

EYE COSMETIC SURGERY

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY

GLAUCOMA

OCULO-PLASTICS

VITRECTOMY

MACULAR

EYE LENS REPLACEMENT

SQUINT AND LAZY EYE

OPTICIAN

WORLD CLASS COSMETIC EYE SURGERY & CONSULTANCY FOR UPPER LID AND LOWER LID SURGICAL & NON-SURGICAL TREATMENTS

Here at The Harley Street Eye Centre, we have the knowledge and expertise to treat your eyes.

Questions you might be asking asking: where is there an eye specialist near me? Which eye clinic offers the best vision care in London? We're right here.

Located in the heart of Harley Street, near Marylebone in London we have undoubtedly the best solutions backed up by our team of medical experts. A consultation with one of our eye doctors will be your first step towards achieving the best possible outcome for your eyes.

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COMPREHENSIVE COSMETIC EYE PROCEDURES FOR LONDON & UK

Located in the heart of Harley Street in London, The Harley Street Eye Centre continues the decades-old association of eye care with 22a Harley Street. This brand new state of the art clinic offers full and comprehensive ophthalmic treatment and imaging. Medical Lead Mr. Marwan Ghabra and his team of leading ophthalmic surgeons and dedicated professionals are committed to providing world-class eye care.

EYE CONSULTATIONS AT THE HARLEY STREET EYE CENTRE IN COMFORTABLE SURROUNDINGS

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Dedicated Eye Experts You Can Trust

 

The Harley Street Eye Centre is proud to showcase our range of equipment. Browse below to get a better idea of what we use for our patients. Are you having trouble with your eyes? Give us a call, one of our dedicated team will be happy to help and we will answer any questions you may have.

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I-TRACE ABERROMETRY

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OCULUS CORNEAL TOPOGRAPHY

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CARL ZEISS ANTERIOR-POSTERIOR ANGIO OCT

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CARL ZEISS HUMPHREY VISUAL FIELD ANALYSER

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AUTO-KERATOMETRY

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E-SWIN IPL FOR DRY EYE

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THE HARLEY STREET EYE CENTRE OPENING HOURS

Same Day Appointments Available

Mon - Fri: 9am - 7pm

Saturday and Sunday after 7pm: out of hours appointments available please call:  07502320504

GET IN TOUCH

The Harley Street Eye Centre is situated at 22a Harley Street.


The entrance to the clinic is via private and direct access at the side of the building. Please do no use the 22 Harley Street entrance as this will not lead you to THe Harley Street Eye Centre.


The Harley Street Eye Centre

22a Harley Street

London W1G 9BP

Tel: +44 2039682030

Mobile: +44 7502320504

Email: info@eyesat22a.com

Practice Manager: manager@eyesat22a.com

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