Mr Mfazo Hove

Mr Mfazo Hove

MBChB MD FRCOphth CertLRS

Ophthalmology

Recommended by 6 specialists
20 years of experience
6 years as a specialist

Overall Rating

Overall Experience

4.95

Bedside Manner

4.95

Explanation

4.95

Top feedback

“Excellent doctor who I trust completely “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6053129
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
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    London Medical

    49 Marylebone High Street, London, United Kingdom, W1U 5HJ
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    Harley Street Specialist Hospital

    18-22 Queen Anne Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 8HU
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    The Harley Street Eye Centre

    22a Harley Street, The Harley Street Eye Centre, London, UK, W1G 9BP
    5 reviews

    AccuVision The Eye Clinic - London

    42-48 New King's Rd, Fulham, London, United Kingdom, SW6 4LS
    3 reviews

    About

    Mr Hove graduated with a 1st class degree from the University of Liverpool in 2002. He began his Ophthalmology career in Eastbourne as a Senior House Officer followed by a rotation through St Thomas Foundation University Hospital. Having gained his MRCOphth he then spent 2.5 years at Moorfields Eye Hospital as a Cataract Research Fellow doing research on multifocal lenses leading to a MD qualification.

    His registrar training was on the North Thames Ophthalmology rotation which includes Moorfields Eye Hospital. He completed his FRCOphth , gained his Certificate of Completion of Training and is currently on the specialist register. 

    He did fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital in Medical retina, Cataracts and Eye Casualty. He also worked as a locum consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital in both the Cataract and Eye Casualty service before taking up his current post as a substantive consultant at the Western Eye Hospital (Imperial College Hospital) where he is also the lead for Eye Casualty.

    Mr Hove passed the Certificate of Laser and Refractive surgery (CertLRS) from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2017. He has extensive experience of all refractive surgery procedures including LASIK, LASEK, Implantable ICL, Natural lens replacement (Refractive lens exchange) and intra-ocular lens exchanges. 

    He has done over 4500 intra-ocular and refractive procedures.

    Procedures

    • Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    • Cataract Surgery
    • Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
    • Complex Cataract Surgery
    • Urgent Eye Care
    • YAG Laser Capsulotomy
    • Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
    • Retinal Laser Surgery
    • Femtosecond laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
    • Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
    • Intravitreal Injection
    • Retinal Imaging
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    Special interests

    • Cataracts
    • Vision Problems
    • Eye Problems
    • Dry Eyes
    • Astigmatism
    • Floaters (Eye)
    • Eye Infection
    • Corneal Disease
    • Diabetic Retinopathy
    • Keratoconus
    • Macular Degeneration
    • Macular Haemorrhage
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    Education

    Education

    • MBChB (1st) University Liverpool 2002
    • FRCOphth 2013
    • CertLRS 2017

    Memberships

    • Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists 
    • United Kingdom Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons 
    • European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
    • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    4.95
    Bedside Manner
    4.95
    Explanation
    4.95
    Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    28/477
    Cataract Surgery
    21/477
    Cataracts
    17/477
    Vision Problems
    11/477
    Eye Problems
    8/477
    Laser Eye Surgery (LASIK/PRK/LASEK)
    4/477
    Complex Cataract Surgery
    3/477
    Dry Eyes
    3/477
    Astigmatism
    2/477
    Floaters (Eye)
    2/477
    Urgent Eye Care
    2/477
    YAG Laser Capsulotomy
    2/477
    Eye Infection
    1/477
    Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT)
    1/477
    Ophthalmology
    1/477
    Retinal Laser Surgery
    1/477
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    Excellent doctor who I trust completely
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    My consultation with Mr. Hove was a really positive experience from start to finish. He instantly made me feel comfortable and understood what concerned me, explaining everything very clearly in a way that I could understand. He was very patient and I really appreciated the time he devoted to answering all my questions. I would highly recommend him.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
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    Polite and brilliant
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
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    Explanation (5/5)
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    Mr Hove was extremely reassuring and very professional. I was very nervous with my 1st cataract eye procedure, he made me feel relaxed and at ease. Therefore my 2nd eye procedure 6 weeks later with Mr Hove was not at all stressful for me.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I cannot really describe my delight after the Bilateral Phacoemulsification with trifocal lenses procedure. I don't need any correction at all and my vision feels crisp and impossibly sharp after a lifetime of glasses or contacts. I was told that surgical correction was impossible due to my prescription and a retinal detachment repair in both eyes. Mr Hove was meticulous in his consultation and impressed with his openness. I felt confident that he would not agree to the procedure if he felt it would be unsuccessful. The surgery itself was painless and although it was odd to see the lens actually go in. the atmosphere was quite joyful and chatty and it was nice to hear that all was going well at the different stages. I was sitting up in under an hour and I could see immediately after the drape was removed. Mr Hove has gone above and beyond checking in with me post surgery as my prescription was so unusually high (-19). Other than eye drops, I've not needed any medication or pain relief or even used eye patches. My only regret is that I didn't come see him sooner and that I can't stop boring my friends by pointing out all the colours and details of everyday life that I was missing.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Hove is the best consultant ever. He explains everything to make sure you understand. He also has a good sense of humour which helps you relax. Amazing.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Mr Hove was very generous with the time he gave me to ask questions and give very thorough explanations. He was very reassuring.
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    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Mr Hove performed a Phacoemulsification with mono-focal lens on my left eye 3 days ago. The whole procedure was quick, stress free and I felt very confident in his care. Mr Hove is a very skilled, kind and caring Surgeon. I have already recommended him to family and friends. Marjorie Whiteley
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    Mr Mfazo Hove

    Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased that you are happy with your vision. Mr Hove and the team.

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I recently completed the Bilateral refractive lens exchange with trifocal lenses, my experience is shared below to hopefully encourage others to complete this procedure. > Dr Hove explained to me in detail what would be involved in this process, with all the possible things that could go wrong and their percentage of likelihood > I have to say, i left the meeting very well informed (actually maybe too informed as i got to see the process warts and all, and he was very clear about the risks and the halo effect that you get at night when looking at lights...) > I was nervous in the run up to the operation, but I have to say I'm really pleased that i didnt back out (which did cross my mind), as the results so far (circa 2 months after the op) are remarkable, and not only the sight has improved, the quality of my life has improved, and i would even say i feel younger. > Some questions that people might be thinking of: >> Was the operation painful? No pain whatsoever, however you can feel someone poking away in your eye but there is no pain, there is some general discomfort, but definitely not painful. The most annoying part of the procedure is all the eye drops that you have take before the opp (Which believe me is a small price to pay) >> What happens after the op? Basically you go home and your sight is hazy and feeling quite tired, your eyes are covered with a protective cover (which you need to wear at night for the first week), about 24 hours the sight is almost normal, at 48 hours its almost perfect. You will be given two sets of eye drops that you will need to take 4 times a day for 6 weeks, which is a bit tedious as you have to wake up early to put eye drops in. > So what is the new vision like: The near/close vision is amazing (laptop. mobile, newspaper, food,...etc) The distance vision in a car during the day is very good Vision not during daylight: At dusk time is good but feels a little hazy At night you will see the Halo effect - mainly noticed when driving and in front of traffic lights - What is the halo like? when you look at the Green or Red traffic light...you see it with a few circles around it.... To summarise, the operation is not cheap, but the results are amazing, and i have been assured that it will do the job for (almost) the rest of my life. I would definitely recommend Dr Hove to my friends and family...he really knows what he is doing and is a real gent.
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    Mr Mfazo Hove

    First and foremost we are pleased that you are happy with your new eyesight and for confirming that it does make you feel younger to be able too see properly again (I never actually promise this but numerous patients mention it). As for your comprehensive review - I wish all my patients would take this much time to describe their experience. The finer details are invaluable for patients considering having refractive lens exchange or trying to decide if I am the right surgeon for them. Thank you for trusting us with your precious eyesight- Mr Hove and team

    Overall Experience (5/5)
    Bedside Manner (5/5)
    Explanation (5/5)
    I'll open by saying I'm very pleased with the results. I no longer require glasses for anything. The lenses delivered on my expectations. Yes, light halo's are present, but only a negative under rare circumstances., mostly you don't notice them. The procedure is not painfull and relatively quick, but isn't particularly pleasant, though this is no reflection on the Mr Hove and his team who couldn't have been better. My vision took around 5 days to stabilise, but was able to read small text after24 hrs.
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    Mr Mfazo Hove

    We are pleased you are happy with your vision. Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for trusting us with your vision.

    Other Reviews

    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 6 specialists
    Mr Danny Mitry
    Mr Danny Mitry
    Ophthalmology
    We trained together

    "Mr Hove is an outstanding surgeon and ophthalmologist. I have trained with him for many years and his commitment, energy and upfront nature make him standout among his peers. He is a very reliable and trustworthy opinion."

    28-04-2019

    Mr Saruban Pasu
    Mr Saruban Pasu
    Ophthalmology
    Is a colleague

    "Mr Hove is a driven, caring and highly accomplished ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. I would gladly have him treat my friends and family. He makes surgery look easy, but this is testament to his training at world renowned institutions including Moorfields Eye Hospital. His ability combined with confidence and approachability make him an excellent colleague to work with and someone who I would highly recommend. He takes pride in the quality of his work and always seeks opportunities to train eye surgeons of the future."

    28-04-2019

    Mr Zaid Shalchi
    Mr Zaid Shalchi
    Ophthalmology
    Is a colleague

    "I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Hove. He is an excellent surgeon with excellent surgical outcomes. His patients are his biggest advocates. He transforms lives every day with his surgical ability and has an excellent manner with patients. He works tirelessly to do this and will stop at nothing to give patients the best. "

    15-10-2020

    Recommended for:
    Cataracts
    Mr Rajesh Deshmukh
    Mr Rajesh Deshmukh
    Ophthalmology
    Is a colleague

    "Very skilful with his craft and exceptional eye surgeon! "

    30-06-2020

    Recommended for:
    Cataracts

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