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

Mr Jaheed Khan is both a cataract surgeon and a very able medical retina specialist. 

His patients are very often older people who may well have a combination of cataract and some age-related degeneration affecting their vision, giving rise to blurred vision, unhelpful glare or reduced eyesight generally. Those who have trouble reading small print and distinguishing colours will seek him out for advice and treatment.

Mr Jaheed Khan works in the NHS at Moorfields Eye Hospital and runs his private practice both at Moorfields and Clinica London. He sees patients every Monday morning at Clinica and can do appointments at other times by special arrangement.

He performs cataract surgery under local anaesthetic as a day case at a local private hospital but assesses and follows up all such patients here at Clinica London.

In particular, Jaheed specialises in age-related or diabetic retinopathy. He now also assesses cataracts, which may be caused by age, be congenital or arise as a result of trauma. Others develop a cataract after being on steroid tablets, and they can also benefit from Mr Khan’s surgical expertise.

When you see Mr Khan for cataract assessment, the process begins with the nurse carrying out tests for visual acuity, intraocular pressure and scanning of the retina, choroid and optic disc. Mr Khan then assesses the test results and carries out a further examination of your eye, after taking account of your medical history. This examination will include looking at your eye under the slit lamp and inspecting the health of the retina to make sure there is no associated retinal disease such as age-related macular degeneration.

The surgeon will also check your refraction to determine whether you are long or short-sighted and to discuss whether you want to wear glasses after surgery, either for distance or near vision.

Very often, for instance, if a patient has always been slightly short-sighted and is used to taking their glasses off for near vision, but keeping them on for distance vision, they will wish to continue like this. In this case, they will have the cataract treated and an intraocular lens implant placed to keep them slightly short-sighted so that they can still see reasonably well for distance and near vision, and only use glasses for driving and for reading small print.

Some patients, by contrast, are fed up with being very short-sighted. They want to be able to see really well long distance without the use of glasses – for example, they want to be able to drive without glasses. In this case, we will devise an intraocular lens implant with biometry worked out by Mr Jaheed Khan, fitting you with a lens suitable for distance. You will then only need glasses for reading. Mr Khan can adjust the lens to fit your visual requirements.

You should discuss any concerns with Mr Khan so that he can advise on the best option for you personally.

If you have cataracts in both eyes, he will let you know which eye is worse and needs surgery first. He will also let you know how soon afterwards the second procedure can take place. Unfortunately, it is not possible or indeed safe to do both cataracts on the same day, but the operations can take place one or two weeks apart. It is best to let the first eye settle to ensure there are no complications such as inflammation or infection.

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Jaheed Khan-Resident expert-Clinica London

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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