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How long will I have to wait to be seen?
With The Vision Practice, you will normally be offered an appointment within one week of referral. Over 95% of appointments will begin within 5 minutes of the appointed time.

Who will deliver my care?
At The Vision Practice, all of your care will be delivered by your consultant. The same consultant ophthalmic surgeon who performs your surgery will see you before surgery and for all of your postoperative visits.

Will my long sight, short sight and astigmatism be corrected?
The Vision Practice offers a variety of premium intraocular lenses which will correct long sight and short sight. For those patients with significant astigmatism, Toric intraocular lenses can be used to correct this reliably. ReSTOR multifocal lenses can be considered for those who wish to achieve distance and reading vision without glasses. Incisions will always be customised to minimise induced astigmatism. By customising these lens options to your needs, your dependence on glasses will be minimised following surgery.

Will I have a private room during my surgery?
All patients having surgery with The Vision Practice will have a private room during their short stay in hospital.

Will I be offered a choice of anaesthetic techniques?
With The Vision Practice you will be offered a choice of anaesthetic techniques. In the majority of cases a local anaesthetic is chosen, which will usually be the modern topical (no needle) technique. General anaesthesia can be accommodated for those patients with specific needs.

Will I have a choice of intraocular lenses?
With The Vision Practice, you will be offered a full choice of intraocular lenses including monofocal lenses, blue filtering (Natural) lenses, Toric lenses to treat astigmatism and aspheric multifocal lenses (ReSTOR) to deliver distance and reading vision without glasses. After biometry measurements have been completed, a detailed discussion with your consultant will allow you to choose the best implant to suit your personal visual requirements.

What is the risk of infection following surgery?
Endophthamitis is a serious infection which can occur after cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange procedures. The reported rate across Europe varies from 1 case in 285 procedures (0.35%) to 1 in 2000 (0.05%) according to the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. Mr Greenwood has carried out in excess of six thousand five hundred cataract and refractive lens exchange procedures. There has never been a case of infection within the eye (endophthalmitis) following surgery.

Will I know all the costs before proceeding?
The Vision Practice will provide you with a fully costed package of care prior to surgery, with all of your costs laid out in a transparent way. For those patients with medical insurance, all the costs will normally fall within the limits allowed for by insurance companies.

 
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