Is cataract surgery safe?
Complications of cataract surgery are exceedingly rare, but they can occur. However, Mr Jaheed Khan’s complication rate is lower than the national average.
He has had very few surgical complication incidents. However, there is always the possibility of retinal detachment, infection within the eye, called endophthalmitis, and prolonged inflammation with uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye) or macular oedema (build-up of fluid). These complications occur only rarely, and he manages them to the extent where most patients will make a complete recovery, even if it is a little slow if there is macular oedema.
Cataract surgery nowadays is highly technical, highly specialised and very safe, but not 100 per cent safe. Therefore you will need to be advised about whether you need the surgery, the best time to have it done, how likely you are to benefit from it and what the risks are. Mr Jaheed Khan is very gentle and patient, and he will explain the whole process to you as you will experience it on the day. He will give you all of the necessary paperwork containing the information beforehand.
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Jaheed Khan BSc (Hons) MBBS MD FRCOphth
Ophthalmologist, Medical Retina & Cataract Surgeon
Resident expert – Jaheed Khan
I am a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Clinica London and at Moorfields Eye Hospital. My main expertise is in medical retina, including diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration, and cataract surgery.
I graduated from the Royal Free Hospital and University College London Medical School where I received a first class distinction for my Bachelor degrees.
I completed primary ophthalmic training at St Thomas’ Hospital and was later awarded a medical doctorate (MD) for my scientific research into new treatments for diabetic maculopathy at King’s College London.
I then completed higher ophthalmic training at Moorfields Eye Hospital, the Royal Free Hospital and the Western Eye Hospital, Imperial NHS Trust. I was then selected for advanced sub-speciality fellowship training at Moorfields Eye Hospital where I developed expertise in cataract surgery and management of conditions affecting the retina which include diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
I am renowned for my teaching excellence in eye surgery and am a clinical supervisor for the London School of Ophthalmology.
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