Case study – Kevin Moorhouse, Cataract Surgery
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 well as having an impact on his ability to carry out general day-to-day tasks.
After seeking advice from his medical aid, BUPA, he was given a list of recommendations of their preferred surgeons. Along with his wife, he looked at their profiles online and they opted for Mr Venki Sundaram to carry out the surgery. Kevin commented, “when looking at his website, he had a lot of experience.”
We caught up with Kevin to hear about his experiences with surgeon, Mr Sundaram, and his thoughts post-operation.
On the day
In August 2019, aged 60, Kevin underwent cataract surgery in his left eye. Like with all surgeries, Kevin was a little worried. However, he described Venki as “very pleasant and a really nice person”, with the suggestion of a semi-anaesthetic by Venki to help him not feel so stressed.
Following a smooth operation, “within 24 hours I could not believe the improvement in my sight”, Kevin said.
Kevin explained how it took him just a few days to recover from the surgery, with his eye feeling a little scratchy for just four days post-surgery. But after a speedy recovery, overall, he has seen “massive improvement” to his vision since the surgery.
Kevin’s new and improved vision has helped to improve his quality of life.
He went on to explain the personal benefits this has had: “I now have proper long-distance vision in both my eyes that is great for day-to day-things like driving, walking and cycling.” As a keen cyclist, Kevin has found that surgery has vastly improved his sight for when he’s out cycling.
When reflecting on the surgery, Kevin said “I was very happy with my surgery. I would 100% recommend Venki Sundaram as an eye surgeon.”
Finally, Kevin went on to say how much of an improvement the successful surgery has had. “It’s really been an ‘eye opener’ to have the surgery and I really didn’t think my sight would be that great post-op”, he says.