Cataracts archive

Cataract is a condition we often treat here at Clinica London. We have highly trained consultants, the latest cataract technology, and a state of the art facility.

We often blog about cataracts to keep our patients educated about the condition, how it is caused, who treats it, the technology used to treat it and frequently asked questions that patients have for us.

At Clinica London, Mr Jaheed Khan and Ms Laura Crawley are our experienced cataract surgeons. To learn more about the condition or the consultants, follow our blog, subscribe to our newsletter or contact us.

Blog posts about cataract

Beware the silent thief of sight – glaucoma is just one of the Big Three sight-threatening diseases of middle age

If you’re aged 50 or over, you need to be vigilant against the onset of the Big Three diseases that can lead to blindness: glaucoma, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. While you are likely to notice changes in your vision if you develop a cataract or AMD, chronic glaucoma can come on without any early signs or symptoms. That is why it is commonly known as the silent thief of sight. As we age, we need to take extra care to stay fit and healthy, and our eyesight is a major factor in this. If you’re over 50, read on to educate yourself on how best to avoid the Big Three eye diseases of middle age.

By |2018-12-14T11:38:27+00:00November 12th, 2018|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Glaucoma|Comments Off on Beware the silent thief of sight – glaucoma is just one of the Big Three sight-threatening diseases of middle age

Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) often occur together with ageing, but Mr Jaheed Khan can help you

If you’re having difficulty reading a book or a newspaper, for example, and you notice some visual distortion in one eye, this can be a sign of age-related macular degeneration. However, your symptoms may have other causes, so it’s essential to get the right diagnosis. If you also have a cataract, then Mr Jaheed Khan can help you, as the two conditions often develop together with ageing. When you come into the clinic, you will undergo a series of tests before seeing Mr Khan, who will accurately diagnose your condition and advise on the best course of treatment.

By |2018-12-13T17:11:42+00:00October 18th, 2018|Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Cataracts, Jaheed Khan|Comments Off on Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) often occur together with ageing, but Mr Jaheed Khan can help you

If you have both diabetes and cataracts Mr Jaheed Khan will look after you

Unfortunately, diabetes can affect the retina and make the onset of cataracts more likely at a younger age. Therefore, it's vital to maintain proper control of diabetes to help reduce the risk of retinopathy and cataracts. If you are over the age of 55 and diabetic, you should consult Mr Jaheed Khan, who can check your retina for any signs of disease and advise you on the best course of treatment, if necessary.

By |2018-12-13T17:08:32+00:00October 17th, 2018|Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, Jaheed Khan|Comments Off on If you have both diabetes and cataracts Mr Jaheed Khan will look after you

Is cataract surgery safe?

Complications of cataract surgery are extremely rare. Our consultant surgeon, Mr Jaheed Khan, is very gentle and patient and he has a complication rate that is much lower than the national average. There is always a minute possibility that retinal detachment or infection and inflammation will occur, but on the rare occasion that it does, the vast majority of patients will make a complete recovery.

By |2018-12-13T17:05:25+00:00October 16th, 2018|Cataracts, Jaheed Khan|Comments Off on Is cataract surgery safe?

If you have cataracts and age-related vision degeneration, Mr Jaheed Khan can help you

Mr Jaheed Khan is Clinica London’s cataract surgeon and retina specialist. His patients are very often older people who may well have a combination of a cataract and age-related degeneration. In particular, he specialises in age-related or diabetic retinopathy. If you have cataracts in both eyes, unfortunately, it is not possible to do both procedures on the same day, but the operations can take place one or two weeks apart. Here’s what to expect if you have cataract assessment and surgery.

By |2018-12-13T16:59:56+00:00October 15th, 2018|About Clinica London, Cataracts, General Eye Conditions, Jaheed Khan|Comments Off on If you have cataracts and age-related vision degeneration, Mr Jaheed Khan can help you

If you suffer from glaucoma or cataracts, you should see Ms Laura Crawley

Ms Laura Crawley is an expert in the treatment of glaucoma and cataracts. As well as running a private practice at Clinica London, she performs surgery for these conditions at the Western Eye Hospital in London. Minimally invasive glaucoma surgery - also known as MIGS - requires a highly skilled specialist such as Laura, who is very experienced in microscopic glaucoma surgery. She will recommend the procedure to reduce eye pressure, thus preventing or reducing damage to your optic nerve. You can book in to see Laura at Clinica London on Mondays, Wednesdays and some Fridays, although she can also see patients at short notice outside these times by special arrangement.

By |2018-12-13T16:06:10+00:00October 1st, 2018|About Clinica London, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Laura Crawley|Comments Off on If you suffer from glaucoma or cataracts, you should see Ms Laura Crawley

When should you get a general eye check up? – Part 1

Any patient over the age of 55 should have an eye check up ever one to three years, even if they have no symptoms of visual problems. Once you are over 65, you should have a general eye check up every one to two years. However, you should have your eyes checked more often if you have a family history of eye disease.

By |2018-07-26T15:38:56+00:00July 26th, 2018|About Clinica London, Cataracts, Diabetic Retinopathy, General Eye Conditions, Glaucoma, Jaheed Khan, Jane Olver, Laura Crawley, Michel Michaelides, Sajjad Ahmad|Comments Off on When should you get a general eye check up? – Part 1

Why it’s important to treat dry eye syndrome before cataract surgery

Tear osmolarity is a useful test to do before cataract surgery to substantiate a clinical diagnosis of dry eye disease and to encourage patients to undergo dry eye treatment before cataract surgery. Taking care of patients' dry eyes prior to intraocular surgery provides them with a better external eye environment, better biometry measurements and more comfortable eyes.

By |2018-02-05T12:25:39+00:00January 12th, 2018|Cataracts, Dry eyes / Watering eyes|Comments Off on Why it’s important to treat dry eye syndrome before cataract surgery

Mr Khan tells us about laser treatment for posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery

Some patients develop a little bit of mistiness after a cataract surgery. That might be Posterior capsular opacification (POC) which a small percentage of people experience after cataract surgery - We can treat this condition with the Lumenis Duet laser.

By |2018-02-05T12:15:52+00:00January 8th, 2018|Cataracts, Jaheed Khan|Comments Off on Mr Khan tells us about laser treatment for posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery

Mr Khan outlines the safety and potential risks of cataract surgery

After cataract surgery, redness, pain or blurriness are red flag symptoms! When undergoing cataract surgery, you should be aware of the risks that can occur. For a cataract surgery, 4% is the quoted national standard for minor complications. Find out more on this blog post with Jaheed Khan.

By |2018-02-05T12:11:41+00:00January 7th, 2018|Cataracts, Jaheed Khan|Comments Off on Mr Khan outlines the safety and potential risks of cataract surgery