Mr Venki Sundaram
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
MD FRCOphth MRCOphth BMBCh BSc Harpenden / Cobham Clinic: 01582 714451 Bushey: 0208 901 5561


Can You Stop Glaucoma From Progressing?

24th February 2022

What causes Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged. This is usually caused by a build-up of fluid in the front part of the eye, resulting in an increase of pressure inside the eye. If glaucoma isn’t diagnosed and treated early, this […]


What are the Effects of Using Your Phone at Night?

12th November 2021

Women using her phone before bed in the dark

For many of us, our mobile phones have taken over our lives. However, whilst they are rarely more than an arm’s length away, there can be a number of damaging effects of using a backlit device at night. In this article, we will run through some common problems and how to combat them in order […]


Top Tips For Bonfire Night Eye Safety

25th October 2021

fireworks being set off at a public bonfire night event

Remember, remember that the 5th November is soon approaching. Otherwise known as bonfire or fireworks night, the 5th November is an annual celebration where people set off fireworks and sparklers to commemorate the failure of Guy Fawkes’ gunpowder plot on King James I in 1605. If you’re planning to host or will be attending a […]


Difficulty Driving at Night

24th September 2021

view from backseat of someone driving at night

Why you may be having difficulty driving at night Troublesome glare when driving at night-time can often be due to cataracts and be a significant impediment to a person’s quality of life activities, and even stop them driving at night. Glare and halos around headlights, streetlights or motorway road signs are characteristic symptoms. How to […]


Does Obesity Affect Eyesight?

12th August 2021


It’s well known that obesity is linked with a number of serious health conditions, such as; Stroke Diabetes High blood pressure Gout Respiratory problems Heart disease However, many are unaware of how it can affect eye health and vision. In this article we’ll explore how excess body weight can cause problems with eye health, and […]


Case Study – Vic Brown, Cataract Surgery

9th July 2021

man playing golf with sunset in the background

Vic’s story Vic Brown had been having trouble with his vision for a long time and had needed to wear glasses for both short and long distances for over 30 years. As you can imagine, Vic’s vision slowly deteriorated over this time. This deterioration meant that Vic wasn’t able to enjoy doing the things he […]


Case Study – Jacqueline Willis, Cataract Surgery

5th July 2021

profile photograph of Jacqueline Willis

Jacqueline’s story Having worn contact lenses and glasses since an incredibly young age, Jacqueline Willis has struggled with her vision for most of her life, and in April 2020, Jacqueline underwent surgery to repair a detached retina. Unfortunately, a cataract in her left eye developed quite quickly after this surgery and her sight began to […]


How to Treat the Early Stages of Cataracts

25th June 2021

lady using a laptop

Did you know cataracts can affect anyone? It might be common to associate this condition with people who are aged 60 and above, but even people in their 20s and 30s can develop cataracts. What are the early symptoms of cataracts? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, a natural aging […]


Case Study – Haydn Thomas, Cataract Surgery

7th May 2021

profile photograph of haydn thomas

Haydn’s story Haydn Thomas’s had been suffering with his eyesight for some time. He first had to wear glasses ten years ago for close up work, such as reading or using the computer. Since 2018, he has needed to introduce glasses for day-to-day activities such as driving, watching TV and taking part in physical activities, […]


What questions should I ask my cataract surgeon?

29th April 2020

patient noting questions with surgeon

Undergoing any form of surgery can be a nerve-racking experience, but it doesn’t need to be. It is important to know the ins and outs of the procedure you are about to undergo, ensuring any questions you may have can be answered and you feel confident going in for your treatment. With that in mind, […]