Free consultation and diagnostic tests worth £500 for lens replacement and cataracts patients.
Freedom from glasses and lenses
Return home the next day
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Most advanced laser eye surgery technology
Why Mr Hove?
- Mr Hove is the founding cataract surgeon of the most efficient cataract surgery unit in the country.
- He has personally successfully performed over 5000 cataract and refractive procedures.
- He has received multiple personal recommendations from satisfied patients in both the NHS and the private sector.
- Mr Hove provides one-to-one contact throughout the whole process, from the initial consultation all the way to surgery and aftercare.
How does cataract surgery work?
Cataract surgery removes the hazy natural lens in your eye, and replaces it with a either synthetic lens, This treatment improves the clarity your vision and may reduce or eliminate your reliance on glasses and contact lenses if a premium trifocal lens is chosen.
The two things that cause your prescription to change are the shape of you cornea (front window of the eye) and the shape of your crystalline lens. Your crystalline lens will be replaced with a plastic lens (refractive lens exchange) which will never change power but you cornea will still change over time noticeably after 15-25 years.
How much does it cost?
The cost of your cataract surgery depends on the type of treatment you opt for (femtosecond laser assisted or non-femto) and your personal requirements (premium trifocal or mono-focal lens). A range of payment and financing options, which can help to spread the cost. Mr Hove will provide you with information on costs at your consultation.
Spread the cost
What can I expect?
A relatively pain-free experience
Unlike contact lenses, which sit on the surface of your eye, a synthetic lens is placed inside it, so you won’t feel a thing. We recommend to our lens surgery patients that they wait three days before returning to work. However, as every patient is different, Mr Hove will make the best recommendations for you depending on your recovery time and work environment.
Typically both are done on the same day taking 25 minutes to do both (5 minutes turn around between eyes).
We recommend to our lens surgery patients that they wait three days before returning to work. However, as every patient is different, Mr Hove will make the best recommendations for you depending on your recovery time and work environment.
Short recovery time
Mr Hove firmly believes that his patients should receive exemplary levels of care before, during and after their lens replacement surgery. With that in mind, every patient has access to him 24 hours a day via his personal mobile phone to deal with an any worries or problems that may occur after the operation.
Patients leave the hospital with a clear shield over both eyes. They are able to see immediately after the procedure though the vision is still slightly blurry. Most patients can see clearly 24 hours later and will be driving within the first 3 days.
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A cataract is a clouding of the natural crystalline lens in your eye. It is usually due to ageing and most people above the age of 60 have some signs of lens opacity. The passage of light through a cataract is impaired so the retina only receives blurred and distorted images. Other symptoms include excessive dazzle/glare from car headlights or bright sunshine making night/dusk driving difficult.
Modern cataract surgery is carried out through a very small incision (2.2mm). These small incisions self- seal immediately after surgery and heal over the following few weeks. No stitches are typically used, and normal daily activities can be resumed very soon after surgery. After the incision, a circular opening is made in the elastic membrane around the lens called the capsule. Then the phacoemulsification tip is inserted through this opening to remove the cataract.
In cataract surgery, your damaged lens is removed and a premium synthetic lens is placed into your eye to make your vision clearer and sharper. The lens can be specially designed to correct distance and near vision.
The new synthetic lens corrects vision problems such as long sightedness, short sightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. If you have significant astigmatism Mr Hove may recommend a toric lens to neutralise this.
Mr Hove commonly uses Trifocal lenses which are specially designed so that they provide near, intermediate and distance vision. These provide a high degree of spectacle independence. He will discuss your visual requirements and choose a lens suited to your personal needs.
Mr Hove is the Imperial College Hospital Riverside theatres high volume lead. Having been the founding cataract surgeon, the unit is the most efficient cataract surgery unit in the country.
Mr Hove has personally performed over 5000 cataract and refractive procedures. He has a very low complication rate and received numerous personal recommendations from satisfied patients both in the NHS and private sector. He prides himself on being forthright in his communication when discussing risks and benefits and being willing to perform enhancements when they are required.