CATARACT SURGERY IN BIRMINGHAM
Some cataract statistics:
- Over 300 000 cataract operations are done in England every year
- More than 30% of people over the age of 65 have cataracts which impairs vision especially at night
The good news is that advanced cataract surgery is available here in Birmingham.
About Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
The lens in our eyes is normally clear. As a cataract forms, people may find that they have to update their glasses more frequently. Driving at night can become difficult because car headlights cause too much glare. And as the natural lens becomes more cloudy, even a new pair of glasses doesn’t clear up your vision. It’s like looking through a frosted window. Initially, one eye may be affected more than the other. But cataracts usually affect both eyes eventually. There are many causes including ageing, smoking, sunshine & diabetes.
Come & see us or bring your parents & we’ll scan the cataracts & your eyes with advanced technology scanners & talk about whether cataract surgery is the best answer & what type of cataract surgery is best.
Cataracts are treated with a microsurgical operation which has progressed to become one of todays most painless & lowest risk, highest benefit operations. This delicate surgery can be gently done by a skilled eye surgeon using only eye drops & no needles. As soon as the day after the operation most people say everything seems brighter, they see better than they have for years & they didn’t realise how much their vision had deteriorated. There are a few activity restrictions after the operation & we’ll give you instructions about how to look after your eye. There is no additional cost for your follow up appointments which can be in Birmingham.
Dr Mark Wevill's Approach to Cataract Surgery
Mark Wevill is one of a select few Birmingham ophthalmologists or eye doctors who has done more than ten thousand of these operations. He’s a refractive cataract surgeon meaning that he not only removes the cloudy cataract but he also selects lenses to make you as free of glasses as possible. These lenses extend the range of your vision & many people can drive & read without glasses afterwards. The latest intraocular lenses such as the Zeiss Atlisa, AtLara, Finevision, SBL3, Tecnis Symfony, Synergy, toric & other lenses have transformed hundreds of his Mark’s eye patients’ lives. Mark Wevill has been an eye surgeon and performing cataract operations since 1992 and in Birmingham & the West Midlands since 2002. He works with a team of experienced & dedicated eye care professionals.
Occasionally a high tech laser adjustment can further improve your vision after cataract surgery & Mark is one of the UK’s most experienced refractive laser eye doctors.
Book a Consultation
This might all seem a little confusing or overwhelming to you. That is why we are here to assist you, explain everything to you & treat you in the best & most affordable manner possible. Don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange an obligation-free consultation with Mark so that you can claim back your vision.