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Best Cataract Surgery specialists in London, UK 2021 | Doctify

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22a Harley Street, The Harley Street Eye Centre, London, UK, W1G 9BP - 1.08 miles
The Harley Street Eye Centre - 1.08 miles
22a Harley Street, The Harley Street Eye Centre, London, UK, W1G 9BP
Recommended by 12 specialists
14 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Complex Cataract Surgery, Corneal Transplantation + 69 more

Mr Tariq Ayoub  FRCOphth FRCS-G FEBO Cert-LRS PG-CRS MBBS BSc is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. His interests include treatment for Cataract, Vision Correction, Corneal disease and Eye-lid disorders. He is a skilled surgeon and has done over 5000 eye surgeries.

He is on the specialist register of the General Medical Council and has received Specialist Certification in Refractive Surgery (Cert-LRS) by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He has extensive experience in all types of refractive surgery including LASIK, PRK, PTK, implantable ICL, refractive lens exchange and refractive treatment of keratoconus.

Tariq Ayoub trained at the prestigious London School of Ophthalmology, namely at Moorfields Eye Hospital and Royal Free Hospital.  He has completed multiple fellowships including

  • Cornea and External Disease Fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital
  • Oculoplastics Fellowship at Royal Free Hospital
  • Trauma Ophthalmology Fellowship in Asia

He was previously Locum Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

He has received multiple prizes and awards from national and international organisations for his work in the field of Ophthalmology. He has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles and has presented in national and international meetings across the globe. He is an active educator and is passionate about training junior eye surgeons.

Mr Ayoub has been described as a compassionate, dynamic and safe surgeon who prides himself on the high quality of his work. Given his extensive experience, he is able to manage complex eye conditions in a holistic manner to deliver the best care for his patients.

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23 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QN - 1.09 miles
London Eye Diagnostic Centre - 1.09 miles
23 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9QN
34 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Multifocal Intraocular Lens + 59 more

Simon Horgan is a Consultant Ophthalmologist based in Kingston and London, UK. He graduated from the University of London in 1986, before going on to complete postgraduate training in ophthalmology at the world famous Moorfields Eye Hospital. He now holds consultations and sees patients across sites in central London and in Kingston.

Mr Horgan has experience managing and treating a variety of eye related problems, but has a special clinical interest in macular degeneration and retinal problems, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, cataracts, multifocal implant lenses, and astigmatic corrections.

For appointments at our Harley Street and New Malden clinics please contact the office on 020 7060 9911. Appointments are advertised but the site is not live, so will need to be confirmed with us. Our Practice Manager can also help with enquiries for appointments at the New Victoria Hospital or you can contact the hospital directly to book an appointment on 020 8949 9020. Appointments are not confirmed until you have spoken to a member of staff.

We now have a new aesthetics clinic, Volumella which we run from the New Malden Diagnostic Centre on Saturdays. Please phone the office for more information on botulinum toxins (anti wrinkle) and dermal fillers (lips).

Please note that the NHS clinic at Moorfields St George's is not looked after by the staff at the private practice and we cannot arrange appointments there.

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Ms Tina Khanam - Cataract Surgery Specialist
162 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2PD - 2.13 miles
Moorfields Eye Hospital - 2.13 miles
162 City Road, London, United Kingdom, EC1V 2PD
Recommended by 7 specialists
16 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Corneal Transplantation, Keratoconus + 50 more

Miss Khanam is an experienced Consultant in Cornea, Anterior Segment & Cataract, working in Moorfields and Spire St. Anthony's Hospital. Patients describe her a a brilliant Surgeon with superb skills and who puts them at ease.

She has done over 2000 intra-ocular including refractive procedures.She is a surgeon with a demonstrated history of working in the UK NHS hospitals and health care industry. She is skilled in Cataract, Anterior Segment & Corneal Surgery. 

She is experienced in facilitation with great interpersonal Skills, training delivery, and mentoring. She is a senior examiner of Royal College of Ophthalmologist examinations. She is also the Training Program Director of Education and Joint Curriculum Delivery Lead for School of Ophthalmology, Health Education London.

Miss. Khanam graduated from the University College London in 2005. She worked in various subspecialities including Ophthalmology, Neurology, Ear, Nose & Throat and Neurosurgery before deciding on furthering her career in Ophthalmology. She gained her intercalated BSc in Neurosceience in 2002 and was awarded a merit in MSc with research in Biology of Vision at the Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London in 2010.

She began her Ophthalmology career in North London Hospitals including registrar and fellow rotations through Moorfields Eye Hospital, Royal Free Hospital, University College Hospital, Bartholomew Hospital, Royal London Hospital, Hillingdon Hospital, Kings College Hospital and Imperial Hospital.

She completed her FRCOphth and gained her Certificate of Completion of Training. She has been on  on the specialist register since 2019. Having gained her FRCOphth she then spent further two years at Moorfields Eye Hospital as senior Fellow.

Her fellowships in Cornea, Anterior Segment & Cataract were at Imperial Hospital, Kings College Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

In addition, she has worked as a Consultant in Cataract, Cornea & Anterior Segment Surgery at Hull University Teaching Hospital.

Miss Khanam has completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Cataract and Refractive surgery (PG Dip Cat & Ref) from the Ulster University in June 2021. She has experience of all refractive surgery procedures including LASIK, LASEK, Implantable ICL, Natural lens replacement (Refractive lens exchange) and intra-ocular lens exchanges. She has also trained in asesthetic medicine.

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53 Parkside Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, SW19 5NX - 6.45 miles
Parkside Hospital - 6.45 miles
53 Parkside Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom, SW19 5NX
Recommended by 1 specialist
28 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Blepharoplasty (Eye Lid Surgery), Blepharitis + 15 more

Mr Hooman Sherafat is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon and Lead Clinician at the Royal Eye Unit, Kingston Hospital NHS Trust. As an experienced Ophthalmologist, Mr Sherafat performs operations such as cataract surgery in addition to his specialist interest in Ophthalmic plastic, lacrimal and reconstructive surgery.

Upon qualifying from St George's Hospital Medical School in 1992, Mr Sherafat undertook higher specialist training in Ophthalmology at Guys and St. Thomas' Hospital and the world renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital. It was there that he later completed further sub specialist fellowship training in the field of Oculoplastic. Today he is a member of the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society (BOPSS) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. 

Mr Sherafat has great experience in the field and a keen interest in cataract surgery and treating all aspects of oculoplastic disorders ranging from lid malpositions to non-surgical periocular rejuvenation. 

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22a Harley Street, The Harley Street Eye Centre, London, UK, W1G 9BP - 1.08 miles
The Harley Street Eye Centre - 1.08 miles
22a Harley Street, The Harley Street Eye Centre, London, UK, W1G 9BP
23 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), Eye Problems + 40 more

Mr Husam Elghalhud is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon with over two decades of experience in the field. Husam specialises in Cataract surgery, including simple and complex cases and implanting lenses (both standard and premium). He currently practices at the Pennine Acute Trust where he is Retina and Theatre Lead, and supervises trainee surgeons.

Husam qualified as a doctor in 1998, after which he completed a subspeciality fellowship in Cataract and Anterior segment, at the Queen Victoria Hospital Sussex. He also undertook his specialist training in London and Kent, which gave him a wider knowledge regarding eye issues such as dry eyes, floaters and Blepharitis. Mr Elghalhud went on to improve at develop the trusts he works at, by improving cataract complication rates, and bringing innovative treatments such as inravitreal injections for macular degenerations and Argon retina laser. He also offers a glaucoma service.

Refractive surgery Lasik, PRK, lens exchange  for Presbyopia and ICL lenses.

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5-10 Beaumont St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AA - 1.34 miles
King Edward VII's Hospital - 1.34 miles
5-10 Beaumont St, London, United Kingdom, W1G 6AA
Recommended by 5 specialists
14 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Astigmatism, Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) + 16 more

Mr Saruban Pasu is a highly rated Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon practising at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, The Spire Sussex Hospital and King Edward VII's Hospital in London. He completed his schooling at The Perse School, Cambridge and went on to read medicine at Guy’s, Kings and St.Thomas’ in London. His comprehensive ophthalmology training was at Imperial College Healthcare Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital. He is the lead for the Diabetic Retinal Screening service for East Sussex and was previously a locum Consultant Ophthalmologist for Imperial College in London.

Following a personal recommendation from the Surgeon Oculist to HM The Queen, Mr Pasu is able to see and treat patients at the prestigious King Edward VII's Hospital, Marylebone London.

He is a well respected educator and is a Senior Lecturer for Kings College London, and also provides Ophthalmology support to the England National Rugby team medical staff.

His interests include Cataract surgery and disorders of the Retina including vein occlusions, diabetes and age related macular degeneration.  He is able to perform retinal and YAG laser, as well as intravitreal injections. He has a strong academic interest having published extensively in medical journals, and has presented his work at international meetings. He spent two years of his training fully dedicated to research at Moorfields Eye Hospital and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, which lead to the award of a postgraduate doctorate degree MD(res).

Mr Pasu completed his subspecialty training in Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital. During this time he developed a keen interest in complex cataract surgery and took an active and passionate role in teaching junior eye surgeons. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and member of the Royal Society of Medicine.

Mr Pasu has been described as a compassionate, dynamic and safe surgeon who prides himself on the high quality of his work.

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Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH - 1.75 miles
The Lister Hospital - 1.75 miles
Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
38 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Uveitis, Urgent Eye Care + 44 more

Professor William Ayliffe is an internationally renowned Consultant Ophthalmologist. He is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine & Biology at Gresham College and formerly Honorary Professor of Vision at City University. He sees patients at Lister Hospital privately.

He graduated with a first in Immunology at Imperial College London and qualified in medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital London. Following this he completed his postgraduate training in in Ophthalmology at Manchester, Bristol, Oxford and Harvard Universities. He completed his PhD thesis on mechanisms of corneal transplant failure.

Professor Ayliffe specialises in inflammatory eye diseases and corneal and cataract surgery. He has performed thousands of restorative operations and was a pioneer for micro-incision surgery using sub 2mm incisions and the use of realistic iris prosthetic implants for badly damaged eyes.

He has developed a local and tertiary referral service for cornea, uveitis and inflammatory eye disease. He has also worked in a number of emerging economies around the globe and with ORBIS, the international flying eye hospital.

Outside of his work as a clinician and teacher, Professor Ayliffe continues to carry out research into the prevention of blindness.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Complex Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Transplantation
  • Uveitis and inflammatory eye conditions
  • Corneal Dystrophy
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Haemorrhage
  • MGD (Meibomian Gland Dysfunction)
  • Floaters (Eye)
  • Glaucoma
  • Eye Problems
  • Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
  • Corneal Disease
  • Corneal Ectasia
  • Cataracts
  • Blepharitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
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Miss Sharmina Khan - Cataract Surgery Specialist
46 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8SD - 1.29 miles
46 Wimpole Street - 1.29 miles
46 Wimpole Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8SD
Recommended by 1 specialist
22 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Astigmatism, Blepharitis, Cataracts + 21 more

Provides Lipiscan and Lipiflow plus medical treatments for dry eye and blepharitis.

She has carried out over 5000 cataract operations in the last 5 years (above the national average).

Her cataract surgery patients are treated with advanced technology to optimise post-operative outcomes eg. femtosecond laser, presbyopia and astigmatism correcting intraocular lens.

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

Dry Eye and Blepharitis

Laser cataract/lens surgery

Astigmatism correcting lens surgery

Presbyopia correcting lens surgery

Premium cataract and lens replacement surgery

Dry eye and blepharitis treatments (Lipiflow and Blephex)

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60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London - 2.69 miles
St John & St Elizabeth Hospital - 2.69 miles
60 Grove End Road, London, United Kingdom, London
Recommended by 4 specialists
14 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Cataracts, Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK), Epiretinal Membrane + 31 more

Mr Danny Mitry’s interests are cataract surgery, lens exchange, medical and surgical retinal disease. Mr. Mitry treats various eye diseases and other optical injuries. He has over 2,000 cataract, vitreoretinal and laser procedures under his belt. His colleagues and patients have stated that he is below the field average for treatment complications.

Mr Danny Mitry is an internationally published journalist writing on topics such as Archives of Ophthalmology and Retina. Along with his writing, he has received many large grants to continue his research and surgical training.

He received his medical and surgical education at Trinity College Dublin with honours in 2005. He then started his clinical training at Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital in Dublin. He then spent time in Scotland completing Ph.D. in epidemiological, clinical and genetic associations of retinal detachment at the University of Edinburgh. Post Ph.D., Danny Mitry moved back to London to be named a vitreoretinal fellow at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

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10 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9PF - 1.06 miles
10 Harley Street - 1.06 miles
10 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9PF
Recommended by 3 specialists
12 years of experience
Cataract Surgery, Retinal Detachment, Urgent Eye Care, Vitreous Haemorrhage + 24 more

Mr Jason Ho is a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreoretinal Surgeon with subspecialty interests in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina at the Prince Charles Eye Unit in Windsor. He is also Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist at Western Eye Hospital, London.

After gaining a first class intercalated honours degree in Immunobiology, Mr Ho graduated second in his year at Imperial College School of Medicine with Distinction. He undertook his ophthalmology residency training in London in Moorfields and the Western Eye Hospitals, followed by subspecialty vitreoretinal fellowship training at St Thomas’ and Western Eye (Imperial). He is a keen surgical trainer and is a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Microsurgical Skills Training Faculty and the Examination Panel.

Mr Ho treats general ophthalmic conditions as well as diseases of the retina, both medical and surgical. His special interests include vitreoretinal surgery, retinal detachment surgery, macula holes, epiretinal membranes, vitreous haemorrhage, diabetic retinopathy, medical retina, complex cataract surgery, age-related macular degeneration, and retinal vascular disease.

Jason takes pride in providing the best possible care for all his patients and is both an expert cataract and retinal surgeon and an ophthalmic specialist who has a calm, friendly, kind and holistic approach to healthcare and is keen to ensure his patients are treated in the most efficient, timely and accurate manner.

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What is cataract surgery?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that form on the natural lens inside your eye. This happens as you get older and can affect your vision. Cataract surgery is a procedure where the natural lens of your eye is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens. 

How long does cataract surgery take?

Cataract surgery is a fairly simple procedure, which takes between 30 and 45 minutes. The surgery is carried out under local anaesthetic so you will be able to go home on the same day.

Is cataract surgery painful?

At the beginning of the cataract surgery, you will be given a local anaesthetic. This is delivered through eye drops, or drops in combination with local anaesthetic that is squirted around the eye through a small blunt tube. This will make the eye numb for 2 to 6 hours. Most people feel little or no pain during or after the procedure.

Cataract surgery recovery

After surgery, your eye may feel sore and itchy for up to a few days. You also may experience blurred vision after cataract surgery and find it difficult to see well in bright light. During the recovery period, your doctor will prescribe you eye drops to prevent infection and lower inflammation. You may also be asked to wear an eye patch to protect the eye during the day and a protective shield when you sleep to make sure the eye heals. Your eye should be fully healed 8 weeks after cataract surgery. You should be able to see colours more brightly, focus on objects clearly, and not see much glare from bright lights.

Dos and don’ts after cataract surgery


  • Do take it easy for a few days after surgery
  • Do attend cataract surgery aftercare appointments with your doctor
  • Do take eye-drops to prevent infection as instructed
  • Do use a protective eye shield when you sleep
  • Do take painkillers, such as paracetamol, whenever you feel any discomfort


  • Don’t drive on the same day as the cataract surgery
  • Don’t rub or put pressure on your eye
  • Don’t bend over too quickly
  • Don’t do any heavy lifting
  • Don’t expose your eyes to dust and dirt

Cataract surgery side effects

Side effects from cataract surgery are rare, but can include:

  • Eye infection or swelling
  • Increased eye redness
  • Detached retina
  • Floaters after cataract surgery
  • Loss of vision
  • Bleeding
  • Drooping eyelid

You need to contact your doctor immediately, if you experience any of the above side effects.

How long after cataract surgery can you drive?

The short answer is…it depends. You should definitely not drive straight after surgery so you need to arrange for someone to give you a lift home. Your vision could recover as early as a day after surgery. In which case, you could start driving 24 hours after the procedure. But, everyone reacts differently to cataract surgery. You may experience blurred vision, pain, and swelling for up to days or weeks after the procedure. In these instances, you should not drive until your vision goes back to normal and your eyes are fully healed. 

What causes blurred vision after cataract surgery?

You’ll likely experience blurred vision for days, even weeks after cataract surgery. It is usually nothing to worry about as it is due the eye healing and adjusting to the intraocular lens. However, if you start experiencing blurred vision several months or years after surgery, it could be caused by posterior capsule opacification (PCO). PCO occurs when the lens capsule – the part of the natural lens that wasn’t removed during surgery – becomes cloudy. This can be corrected by a 5-minute procedure, known as a yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) laser, which cuts an opening in the thickening part of the lens capsule to allow more light to pass through.