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Standard Cataract Surgery

Mr. Mo Majid is an Expert Retinal, and Cataract Surgeon in Bristol. He provides a one-stop solution for a range of eye conditions and surgical procedures, including routine,complex and premium cataract surgery. At Mr. Majid's Eye Care Clinic, what matters the most is the thorough and proper treatment of all conditions of the eye. Amongst the various services available at his clinic, cataract surgery is one of the most widely performed procedures. Standard cataract surgery is a procedure whereby a patient’s natural lens of the eye(also called the crystalline lens)is removed, if it has developed an opacification. This opacification is also known as cataract. Cataract might result from metabolic changes of the crystalline lens fibres over time, age related changes or certain environmental factors.In this surgery a patient’s natural cataract is removed through emulsification and an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted in its place. A standard lens provides a single focus of vision (usually for distance), but not a full range of distances as with Premium lenses. Phacoemulsification followed by post op recovery is now the standard procedure in cataract surgery all over the world, but in expert hands it can be tweaked to provide even better results than previously. Hence, we follow this updated procedure with utmost precision and expertise for the satisfaction of his patients. At Mr. Majid's eye care clinic cataract surgeries are performed in a very controlled and regulated environment. Surgeries at his clinic in Bristol have been successful in helping his patients deal with loss of transparency, impairment or loss of vision.

Premium Cataract/Lens Surgery

Along with standard cataract surgery, Mr. Majid offers premium cataract surgery in Bristol with advanced lenses to give much more accurate corrections for distance and near vision. In this process instead of the early mono-focal intraocular lenses, advanced multifocal IOLs are implanted to replace the cloudy natural lenses. Before these premium lenses, patients were unable to see clearly at both near and far distances without the use of eye glasses or contact lenses, but with the help of premium cataract surgeries at his Eye Care Clinic patients have been enabled to see clearly at all distances.This procedure also helps in correcting astigmatism, so that vision without glasses is as clear as it can possibly be- this is where the skill of your surgeon counts! Mr. Majid’s patients often, fondly call him ‘Mr. Magic’ and with good reason! We use advanced technologiesand surgical skill to provide the latest multifocal IOL’s for his patients for the best possible results. Mr. Majid's clinic provides several different types of premium lens implants to deal with varied eye conditions. Mr. Majid will personally provide you with full assistance to help you decide which lens is best suited for your individual condition and will help you in enjoying long lasting clear vision at near,intermediate and far distance.

What are the Treatments for Cataracts?

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Surgery is the only treatment for cataracts and is recommended based on the severity of the condition and the impact it has on the daily activities of the patient. It is performed one eye at a time with a few weeks gap in between the two operations. The different types of cataract surgery are performed on an outpatient basis, under local anaesthesia.

Different type of Surgery for Cataract Treatments

Advanced Phacoemulsification

Phacoemulsification uses ultrasound vibrations to break up the damaged lens of the eye. Your surgeon will make a small incision of about 3-5 mm on the side of the cornea, and insert a device to break up and suction out the lens. The lens will be replaced by a man-made lens. The incision heals on its own and does not require any eye-patch or stitches. This surgery takes less than 30 minutes.

Micro incision Cataract Surgery (MICS)

Micro incision cataract surgery (MICS) is minimal invasive cataract surgery, performed by making an incision of less than 1.8 mm. The lens is removed by the phacoemulsification procedure and is implanted with a MICS intraocular lens. MICS is associated with decreased postoperative complications such as corneal aberrations (scratch on the corneal surface) and corneal astigmatism (irregular curvature of the cornea).

Secondary Lens Implantation

Complex cataract surgery or injury can sometimes make it difficult for the surgeon to immediately replace the damaged lens with a plastic lens in your eye. You may have to wear prescription lenses until your eye heals. Following this, your doctor will suggest a second surgery for lens implantation. This is called secondary lens implantation. Your surgeon will make a small incision in the white part of your eye (sclera) and insert a lens implant. The implant is stitched to the sclera and the incisions are closed with small stitches.

Small-incision Cataract Surgery (SICS)

Small-incision cataract surgery (SICS) involves an incision of around 6-7 mm made in the form of a tunnel through the sclera and cornea. The lens is removed and replaced with a rigid lens implant through this tunnel. No sutures are needed as the tiny incision will heal naturally. It is a low-cost procedure compared to phacoemulsification and ensures good post-operative outcomes.