In the latest medical news to come out of London, a new eye surgery has recently opened its doors providing patients who suffer from cataracts the latest in high-tech corrective surgery.
London Cataract Centre recently announced the opening of a brand new state-of-the-art cataract surgery, all in the heart of London’s renowned Medical District in Harley Street.
The team behind London Cataract Centre utilises only the best and most up to date procedures and high tech equipment to treat patients suffering from this life-changing condition.
Many competing surgeries including the NHS struggled to meet demand during lockdown which left many patients stranded with little to no options.
Since opening its doors and all throughout lockdown, the London Cataract Centres highly skilled team have now successfully performed well over 40,000 procedures to date.
One of the main benefits of choosing a surgery like London Cataract Centre is no waiting lists. Add on the fantastic prices whilst performing both YAG Laser Capsulotomy and cataract surgery, and you can see why London Cataract Centre is rated so highly by their patients.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, predicts 35% of the United Kingdom’s elderly population continue to suffer from cataract and other related eye conditions and that these numbers are on the increase and could potentially rise to as high as 50% by the year 2035.
Recent reports suggest there has been somewhere in the region of a 50% increase in the demand for cataract related surgeries in recent years. Whilst NHS waiting list times on average have increased from 3 to 6 months in some hard-hit areas.
It has been widely reported that waiting lists on the NHS have increased by a whopping 18,000%. This increase is largely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the reallocation of resources to other struggling departments, along with all routine operations and referral scans being delayed or postponed indefinitely.
With a significant number of patients experiencing waiting list times of more than 18 weeks, you can see why going private may be the solution to receiving the required treatment in a short turnaround time.
Due to these delays, private cataract surgeries, such as London Cataract Centre have stepped into the fold to deliver the care so many have needed but would have otherwise been denied.
Let’s be honest, going private used to be only for the well off, but now more than ever, there’s a growing trend of people opting to pursue ophthalmic surgeries in a private setting.
Opting for private cataract treatment is a safe and, often, much quicker option.
To learn more visit – londoncataractcentre.co.uk