Cataract surgery is refractive surgery. This means you can choose to have the best vision after cataract surgery with less dependency on glasses, if premium intraocular lens are used and astigmatism is carefully managed. Many clinics and private Ophthalmology Consultants only offer standard cataract surgery using non-premium intraocular lens and no astigmatism management.
Mr Alexander Day is a highly experienced cataract surgeon, having performed his first cataract surgery almost 20 years ago and works as a Consultant ophthalmologist specialising in this area at Moorfields Eye Hospital.
Alex is also a NHS cataract surgery trainer and invited lecturer on the latest advances in cataract surgery. His research at Moorfields including the FACT trial, which compared to femtosecond laser cataract treatment to conventional phacoemulsification cataract treatment. This was the largest NIHR funded trial to have been done at Moorfields to date and the results were published in 2020 in Ophthalmology and the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.