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Bristol Hospital's new cataract clinic is a sight for sore eyes

31 August 2017

It is estimated that over 3,000 people in Bristol are living with cataracts. Cataract is a condition that occurs when the lens of the eye changes and becomes less transparent subsequently causing blurred vision for those experiencing it. The condition - which is 95% age related - is reported to affect 30% of people 65 years or older.

We often take for granted the clarity of which we experience life’s special moments; a grandchild’s first birthday, a daughter’s graduation or even just fully viewing the wonders that nature provides. Spire Bristol Hospital understands this and are now pleased to announce that they will be offering a surgical treatment option at the South West’s largest private hospital right here in Bristol.

The team behind Spire Bristol Hospital’s new eye service will consist of three Consultant Ophthalmologists who each have a wealth of knowledge in eye care. Mr Mo Majid, Mr Rafik Girgis and Mr Philip Jaycock will together be launching cataract surgery at Spire Bristol Hospital. We spoke to Mr Majid to give us an insight into who might benefit from cataract surgery.

“Cataract is a common and very much gradual condition that worsens over time. The speed at which the severity of blurred vision increases varies from individual to individual and unfortunately there are no medications, eye drops, or dietary supplements that have been proven to reverse cataracts.”

"Traditionally people with cataracts are required to wait until they have significant sight loss before any treatment starts. This can significantly impact on their daily lifestyles. The introduction of a private cataract service at Spire Bristol now gives patients with cataracts the option to seek eye care at any stage." Mr Majid continues.

"With some of the new and most advanced technology available at the Spire, we can advise on many treatment options. We will also be able to offer some of the most advanced lenses available today, including Premium corrective lenses to correct distance, astigmatic and reading vision. If immediate treatment isn't deemed necessary or a patient would like to wait before having surgery, there are some additional measures that may also be helpful. We are very excited about the new service at Spire Bristol.” concluded Mr Majid

All three Spire Bristol consultants will be holding a free ‘Cataracts and Blurry Vision’ Patient Information Evening for anyone who may be suffering from cataracts or wishing to find out more information around the surgical treatment. The evening is designed to allow you the opportunity to directly ask the experts the questions that you do not have answers to. The event will be held at Spire Bristol Hospital, Durdham Down on Tuesday 26 September at 7.00pm. The evening will last approximately just over an hour.

To book on to this event please visit use the form below or alternatively call our patient treatment advisers on 0117 980 4080.

Cataract and Blurred Vision Patient Information Event

Free evening for anyone who may be suffering from cataracts or wishing to find out more information around the surgical treatment.

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