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Restore your vision with cataract surgery

Beat the cataract surgery queues so you can stop waiting and start living with better vision
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Go from cloudy to clear vision and restore the full richness of life

In this video, I explain how patients feel after cataract surgery

Don’t wait for cataract treatment

Beat the post-lockdown cataract waiting lists in 3 easy steps


Get in touch

Waiting for surgery is frustrating. I can help you beat the cataract surgery queues. The first step is to give our friendly team a call on 0333 200 5843 or book an appointment online now.


We’ll meet

At your appointment, I’ll present you with ALL of your cataract surgery options so you can avoid missing out on the best cataract procedure for your lifestyle.


Start living

I’ll be with you every step of the way as you reclaim the colourful, rich life you deserve (with or without glasses!).

Cataract surgery restores your vision

If you’d like to know the ins and outs of cataract surgery we have all the information you need below

Standard cataract surgery suitability criteria

You don’t need to have cataract surgery if you have a cataract. However, if you feel that cataracts are interfering with your quality of life, I would highly recommend it. Cataracts are likely to progress, and this could impact your ability to read, drive and live life as you please.

You do not need to wait until the cataract is “ripe” or “mature” to pursue cataract surgery. You can have surgery as soon as you feel that cataract is interfering with your quality of life.

How standard cataract surgery works

Cataract surgery works by removing your cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens.

Advantages and disadvantages of standard cataract surgery


  • Cataract surgery can significantly improve the quality of your vision
  • It can reduce your refractive error
  • It can reduce your dependency on spectacles or contact lenses
  • The risks involved in cataract surgery are low compared to other types of surgery
  • The recovery time is minimal


  • Like any surgical procedure, cataract surgery carries with it the risk of complications

Standard cataract surgery risks

Cataract surgery, like any other operation, carries with it the risk of complications (2%) although fortunately, serious complications are uncommon.

The risk of having a worse vision as a result of cataract surgery (1%) and the risk of losing your vision completely (blindness) from surgery is very rare (0.1% / 1 in 1000 procedures).

Standard cataract surgery options and alternatives

There is currently no alternative to cataract surgery. This is the only solution.

Standard cataract surgery steps

  • I insert a high-frequency ultrasound probe into the eye through a tiny incision. The probe then extracts the cataractous lens.
  • I then insert a clear, folded artificial lens into the eye through the same tiny incision.
  • The lens unfolds within the eye to lie in the same position as the old cataractous lens.
  • I calculate the strength of the implant before the operation to ensure that it will suit your eye.
  • The tiny incision in the eye seals without the need for stitches.
  • I can also treat your astigmatism at the same time if you wish.

Standard cataract surgery results

How successful is cataract surgery?

The operation is one of the most successful operations around, with more than 95% of people experiencing an improvement in their vision. Note that your outcome will depend on your unique eyes and on any existing eye diseases that you may have.

What can you expect after surgery?

Your eye may feel slightly gritty, but we can manage this with drops for the first few weeks. Painkillers are not usually necessary. Your eye may be slightly red, but this usually settles over one to three weeks.

Fix your cataracts AND read again without glasses or contacts?

Many people have cataract surgery without knowing they have different options. Book a free video appointment today, and I’ll show you how you can both beat the cataract queues AND read again without glasses

Book a free video appointment

Fix your cataracts AND read again without glasses or contacts?

Many people have cataract surgery without knowing they have different options. Book a free video appointment today, and I’ll show you how you can both beat the cataract queues AND read again without glasses

Book a free video appointment

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We help 2 types of people looking for cataract treatment

Which of these two options below sounds more like you?

You have cataracts

Your glasses served you well up until the arrival of cataracts. Now you’d simply like to be rid of your cataracts so you can enjoy clear vision again.

I can help you.

Book a free video appointment today and I’ll help you beat the post-lockdown cataract surgery queues and restore your vision so you can resume life with your favourite pair of glasses.

You have cataracts AND find glasses an inconvenience

You’ve put up with the hassle of glasses but now you have cataracts to contend with (during a pandemic).

I can help you.

Book a free video appointment today and I’ll help you beat the post-lockdown cataract surgery queues and show you a treatment option that not only treats cataracts but eliminates your dependence on glasses too!

My patients across Northwest England and North Wales are thrilled to reclaim their lives after cataracts

Hear how they stopped waiting and started living again

My vision has improved tremendously, and it’s like having HDTV installed! Once again, many thanks.

To Mr Nguyen, Thank you so very much, the berries are very red, as are the traffic lights…and I can see my cat’s whiskers!
Mrs GE
I am very pleased with the results. Your excellent surgical skills, as well as your pleasant manner, were very much appreciated. I now look forward to a bright, clear future!
Mrs JT
I never thought I would describe eye surgery as a pleasant experience, but it was; you are a gifted person. I am sure you have heard this many times before, but the contrast before and after such a short surgery is truly remarkable.
I never imagined the difference it would make, black and grey cows now look black and white! Such an amazing difference. I consider, we, as human beings are very privileged to be able to have this treatment.
Mrs LB

I cannot thank you enough for the care and attention given to me during my recent cataract removals. As someone of a somewhat nervous disposition, you made the whole experience less stressful than otherwise it might have been.

Mrs MF
It is now just over a year since you carried out the procedure on my second eye. I still awake in wonder each morning when I wake and can see clearly.

I am writing to thank you and your wonderful team in enabling me to see a world that I almost forgot existed. The vibrancy of colour and brightness are a joy to behold.

Mrs CS

I was facing the possibility of being unable to drive because of poor vision, but now, after 70 plus years of wearing spectacles, I no longer need them! Amazing! Added to that, my snooker has improved enormously!


The miraculous improvement from my extreme short-sightedness coupled with cataracts in both eyes is a massive life change, and I am enormously grateful to you all. I wish to thank you most sincerely for all the expertise, care and kindness shown to me.

Mrs CJ

Thank you for your wonderful skill and professionalism during the time I had my cataracts removed from both eyes. It really did seem like a miracle when the bandages were removed, and I could see clearly without spectacles.


It’s a miracle. People say the days of miracles are over, but they are not. I woke up the following morning after surgery, and for the first time in years, I saw the berries on the Rowan Tree.


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YAG laser capsulotomy helps you reclaim clear vision after cataract surgery

If you’d like to know the ins and outs of YAG laser treatment we have all the information you need below

YAG laser capsulotomy suitability criteria

You may be suitable for this treatment If you’ve had cataract or lens replacement surgery in the past and your vision has become “cloudy” and “misty” again.

To ensure you are a good candidate, we will examine you and confirm that the capsule behind your lens is becoming opacified.

How lens YAG laser capsulotomy works

We use a laser to remove the cloudy capsule behind your lens implant. This restores your sight to the levels it was after your cataract or lens replacement surgery.

Advantages and disadvantages of YAG laser capsulotomy


  • It is a quick and painless procedure that we perform in the clinic
  • Your vision will rapidly improve after the laser
  • It is highly unlikely that capsule opacification will occur again
  • No risk of infection


  • Unfortunately, the procedure may not work for everyone
  • No laser procedure is entirely risk-free

YAG laser capsulotomy risks

Any laser procedure carries an element of risk which I will discuss with you in detail at your appointment. Some include:

  • Inflammation of the eye
  • Floaters
  • Swelling or detachment of the retina
  • Reduced vision

YAG laser capsulotomy options and alternatives

Unfortunately, there is no alternative to YAG laser capsulotomy.

YAG laser capsulotomy steps

I perform laser treatment in the clinic as a day treatment. The entire process takes less than 5 minutes.

Step one: Before treatment, I administer eye drops to prepare and “numb” the eye.

Step two: I ask you to look at a light whilst I perform the laser. You’ll hear a series of “clicks.”

Step three: I may give you anti-inflammatory eye drops to use.

YAG laser capsulotomy results

YAG laser capsulotomy is a very successful and effective way to improve your vision.

If you have no other eye issues, YAG laser will restore your vision to the way it was after your cataract or lens replacement surgery.

Avoid missing out on the best type of cataract surgery for you by knowing all your options

Many people have cataract surgery without knowing they have a choice. Take this 2 min quiz to ensure you don’t miss out by choosing the best cataract procedure for your lifestyle

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My answers to the most frequently asked questions about cataract surgery

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Meet Mr Dan Nguyen,

Consultant Eye Surgeon

Hello, I’m Dan Nguyen!

I’m your guide to better vision. Sadly, in today’s climate of long post-lockdown waiting lists and uncertainty around treatment options, many people aren’t getting the clear and personal service they deserve. This can leave you feeling frustrated and anxious about the quality of your vision and unsure about the best way to move forwards. I’m here to show you that there’s a way to beat the surgery queues and move forward with your life. After all, you’re an individual, not a number. Every one of my patients is treated with the utmost care to ensure they get the exceptional results they desire tailored to their unique needs and lifestyle. After treatment, you’ll reclaim the clear, colourful and rich life you deserve. So what are you waiting for? Stop waiting and start living!


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