Your eyes are precious, you only have 2 of them. Good vision is important but you may be scared by the thought of having cataract surgery. Fortunately the results of cataract surgery have improved greatly. With good technology and a skilled surgical team, the treatment is now very safe. 

The priority in cataract surgery is to remove the cloudy lens and to give you clear vision with a new pair of glasses. However improvements in equipment and lenses have resulted in many people not needing glasses for most activities such as driving and reading after treatment.

Giving you the best possible vision requires the following:

1. Knowing what activities, interests and activities you enjoy and a through preoperative examination including high tech scans of your eyes.
2. Using this information to carefully select the best lens for you personally.
3. Gentle and precise surgery with advanced surgical equipment.
4. Using your eye drops, following the instructions and coming to regular follow up appointments to monitor your healing.
5. Experience, skill and the right equipment to adjust or improve the result if necessary.

1. Your consultation

At your consultation, we will ask you about the activities you enjoy, examine and do high tech scans of your eyes. We have OCT scanners that will take up to 50 000 scans of your eyes in a second, topography instruments that map 20 000 data points on the surface of your eye in another second and biometry instruments to measure the dimensions of your eye to within thousandths of a millimetre in another second. These scans confirm the health of your eye, help us decide on the best lens for you and accurately plan your treatment.

2. Choosing your lens

There are hundreds of different lenses that can replace the natural cloudy lens in your eye. However just as one shoe doesn't fit everyone, different lenses suit different people. Using his 20 years of experience, Mark will recommend the best lens for you based on you’re your lifestyle, wants, health of your eyes and the scans.

3. The surgery

Mark Wevill has done about 10 000 cataract operations and will use advanced phacoemulsification instruments to gently replace your own cloudy lens with a new, advanced lens implant. We use the latest multifocal, extended depth of focus (EDOF) and toric intraocular lens implants including Zeiss AtLara and AtLisa, Physiol Finevision, Symfony, Synchrony, Eyhance, Lenstec SBL, Panoptix and other lenses to make you as independent of glasses as possible.

4. Aftercare

You'll be given different numbers to call if you have any queries or concerns and someone will be available answer your questions.

5. Enhancements

If your vision isn't quite as clear as it could be afterwards, we have the equipment and skills to improve the result including an excimer laser which is usually used to do laser eye surgery on younger people if they don't want to wear glasses, but can be used to adjust the focus of your eyes and improve your vision after cataract surgery too. Mark has done over 20 000 excimer laser vision corrections and is one of the most experienced excimer laser surgeons in the UK.