Laser cataract surgery (FLACS)2024-05-13T11:18:08+00:00

Unlock a clearer tomorrow with laser cataract surgery (FLACS)

Laser cataract surgery in London offers precision and comfort, replacing cloudy vision with clarity.

Unlock a clearer tomorrow with laser cataract surgery (FLACS)

Laser cataract surgery (FLACS) in London offers precision and comfort, replacing cloudy vision with clarity.

Your comprehensive guide to laser cataract surgery FAQs

Discover how FLACS brings precision and speed to vision restoration
Suitability for laser cataract surgery or femtosecond-laser-assisted cataract surgery (FLACS), is determined by a thorough assessment of your eye health. Ideal candidates are those with cataracts affecting their daily activities or vision quality. The process involves evaluating the eye’s structure and ensuring there are no other significant eye conditions that could affect the surgery’s outcome.
Laser cataract surgery, or FLACS, uses advanced laser technology to perform cataract removal with precision and safety. The process begins with detailed imaging of the eye to map out the cataract. The laser then creates a precise opening in the eye’s lens capsule, softens the cataract, allowing for easier removal. Finally, a clear artificial lens is inserted into the eye.

Laser cataract surgery (FLACS) offers several advantages, including increased precision in lens capsule opening and cataract fragmentation, potentially reducing the energy used inside the eye, which can lead to quicker recovery and less inflammation. The accuracy of FLACS allows for more consistent outcomes and can correct certain vision errors simultaneously.

However, FLACS has disadvantages, such as higher costs compared to traditional cataract surgery due to the technology used. Additionally, not all patients may be suitable candidates, and like any surgical procedure, there are risks of complications, though rare, such as infection or inflammation.

Laser cataract surgery (FLACS) carries minimal risks, similar to traditional cataract surgery, including infection, inflammation, and light sensitivity. Rarely, there may be issues with the placement of the intraocular lens. However, FLACS’s precision technology aims to minimise these risks, making it a safe option for many patients.

Laser cataract surgery (FLACS) is a modern, precise option for cataract removal. Alternatives include traditional cataract surgery, where the lens is broken up with ultrasound before removal. Both methods allow for the insertion of a new, clear lens.

These include monofocal lenses for fixed focus at one distance, multifocal lenses to correct vision at multiple distances, and toric lenses designed for astigmatism correction. The choice of lens depends on the patient’s lifestyle, vision needs, and specific eye conditions, aiming to provide the best possible visual outcome and reduce reliance on glasses or contact lenses.

Laser cataract surgery involves several precise steps: First, a detailed 3D image of the eye is created to guide the surgery. The laser then precisely creates an opening in the lens capsule, softens the cataract for easier removal, and segments the cataract. Subsequently, the softened cataract is removed, and a pre-selected intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted to replace the cloudy lens, aiming to restore clear vision. This method enhances accuracy and safety, offering a tailored approach to cataract removal.

Laser cataract surgery typically results in improved vision clarity and brightness, with many patients noticing significant enhancements shortly after the procedure. The precision of FLACS often leads to more predictable outcomes, reduced recovery time compared to traditional cataract surgery, and a lower risk of complications, enabling a swift return to daily activities and an improved quality of life.

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Begin Your Path to Crystal-Clear Vision with Our Free Cataract Surgery Assessment!

Take charge of your eyesight. Our expert team offers complimentary evaluations to guide you towards impeccable vision.

Begin your path to crystal-clear vision with our free cataract surgery assessment!

Take charge of your eyesight. Our expert team offers complimentary evaluations to guide you towards impeccable vision.

Cataract surgery: A simple path to clear vision in 3 steps

Cataract surgery can significantly improve your quality of life, and we’ve simplified the process into three manageable steps to ensure a smooth and transparent journey.

Reach out

Your path to clearer vision starts with reaching out. Contact us at +44 20 7112 4921, or book an appointment online for your initial assessment. It’s the first step towards understanding your specific needs and the best way forward for your eye health.

We’ll meet

At your assessment, our expert team will conduct thorough eye examinations to determine the extent of your cataracts and discuss your vision goals. We’ll explain the surgery process, including the types of intraocular lenses (IOLs) available and which would best suit your lifestyle. You’ll leave the appointment with a comprehensive understanding of how cataract surgery can enhance your vision and life.

Enjoy a brighter world

After your cataract surgery, you’ll join the many who marvel at the vividness and clarity of their renewed vision. From reading fine print effortlessly to appreciating vibrant colours and detailed landscapes, the improvements are life-changing. Our patients often express immense satisfaction with their enhanced ability to engage in daily activities and hobbies without the hindrance of cataracts.

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Sharmina Khan

MBBS(Lond) MSc FHEA FRCOphth DipCRS CertLRS, Consultant Eye Surgeon

Hi, I’m Sharmina Khan

I am a specialist Cataract & Lens Consultant Surgeon based in London at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital.

I have carried out over 7000+ cataract/lens procedures in the last 10 years across both my private and NHS practices.

In my private clinic I offer my clients bespoke Premium Cataract Care Pathways. There are options so that you can achieve your dreams of better vision and more, according to your lifestyle needs.

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