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

Blog

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, […]

Read More...

A Senior’s Guide to Cataract Surgery

10th March 2020

senior lady with glasses

As eye functionality declines with age, the risk for cataracts increases. The average age for a person in the UK to undergo cataract surgery is 76 years old, however many patients undergo cataract surgery whilst in their 80s, 90s and even aged over 100. If you find out that you have cataract and it is […]

Read More...

What to Look for When Choosing a Cataract Surgeon

5th February 2020

Is your level of vision due to a cataract starting to interfere with your everyday life? It may be time to consider having cataract surgery. But with so many surgeons out there to choose from, how do you go about choosing a cataract surgeon? Follow our advice on what to look for when choosing your […]

Read More...

Why Choose Private Cataract Surgery

2nd January 2020

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye, a natural ageing process that occurs in all eyes over a certain age. A cataract can also form at a younger age, usually due to other conditions. Cataract surgery, one of the most commonly performed operations worldwide, is recommended when the level of vision […]

Read More...

How to Make the Most of Winter Sports and Exercise After Cataract Surgery

20th December 2019

Man skiing

If you are an active person who regularly enjoys partaking in sports and exercise, the thought of any type of surgery and the recovery time that comes with it may be scary. However, when it comes to eye surgery, there is a silver lining; you can see much better afterwards! Sports and exercise can be dangerous if your vision is not […]

Read More...

How to Overcome the Fear of Cataract Surgery

22nd November 2019

Elderly man sat in a cafe with a coffee

Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed operations in the world, with an excellent success rate, safety record and a number of positive benefits to those suffering with a cataract. However, naturally, patients can still be very fearful, stressed and worried prior to having the surgery. Follow our advice on overcoming the fear surrounding […]

Read More...

Top Winter Eye Health Tips

11th October 2019

Road with snow in the trees

The harsh weather that British Winters bring us may present new issues for your eyes. One of the most common problems people face is dry eyes, which can be caused by a number of things such as cold temperatures, harsh winds and central heating. Follow our top tips for keeping your eyes healthy and protected […]

Read More...

Case study – Kevin Moorhouse, Cataract Surgery

16th September 2019

close up image of man

Kevin’s story As a director in a broadcast company, Kevin’s career is largely orientated around work on PCs and his eyesight is crucial. Kevin had a cataract in his left eye, meaning that his left eye was out of focus for longer distance sight. This was beginning to make driving very difficult for him, as […]

Read More...

8 Ways Cataract Surgery Can Improve Your Quality of Life

5th September 2019

Elderly man looking out over the ocean view

A cataract can have negative implications on you, your life and your wellbeing. Find out more about the positive after-effects of cataract surgery… What is a cataract? A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye. This is a natural ageing process that eventually occurs in all eyes; however, a cataract can also […]

Read More...

The Do’s and Don’ts of Travelling After Eye Surgery

14th August 2019

Plane wing flying

Eye surgery tends to have a quicker recovery time than other types of surgeries. If you’re eager to get back to normal life, you’re likely to want to travel, whether that be flying across the globe or taking a road trip cross country… let’s take a look at what you should and shouldn’t do when […]

Read More...