Cataract Surgery

Meet our new surgeon – Mr Jack Gormley

By James Ball | 18 December 2020

Consultant Ophthalmologist Jack Gormley has joined Custom Vision Clinic.

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November Update: We Are Open

By James Ball | 04 November 2020

We will be open as usual throughout the autumn restrictions in England.

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A Celebration of 1000 Eye Surgeries

By James Ball | 09 December 2019

We recently celebrated our 1,000th eye surgery since opening Custom Vision Clinic.

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What your diet should look like if you want to have the best vision possible

By James Ball | 06 December 2018

Maintaining a healthy diet is the best way to ensure optimum eye health. When we’re small, our parents tell us that carrots are good for our eyesight, and this is true – but good nutrition for eye health goes much further. Foods including tomatoes, peppers and strawberries also contain caretinoids, while leafy greens such as spinach and kale, which are rich in antioxidants, all help to boost eye health. Fish such as mackerel, salmon, sardines and tuna contain omega-3 fatty acids, which help to protect against dry eyes and other eye conditions. Find out more about how diet can make all the difference to good eye health.

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How your life shrinks before you get cataract surgery

By James Ball | 16 August 2018

If you have a cataract, it has a significant impact on your quality of life. Suffering a vision disturbance can affect your confidence, and your world shrinks as you start avoiding the things you want or need to do. You might avoid driving, for example, or pursuing hobbies such as reading or painting because you feel you can’t see so well. However, we can perform customised surgery that will soon allow you to live life to the full once again.

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Does cataract surgery improve your sleep?

By James Ball | 17 June 2018

For those who are unaware of the link between cataract issues and poor sleep quality then our research should wake everyone up to the facts. The formation of cataracts disturbs the body’s circadian rhythm, which governs our natural sleeping and waking cycle, and many sufferers find that as the quality of their vision declines, so too does their sleep. With corrective surgery, you will not only see better, but you will also sleep easier.

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Video FAQ’s: Cataract surgery: What is James Ball’s experience in cataract surgery?

By James Ball | 27 June 2017

This post describes James Ball’s experience in cataract surgery, which is a relationship that has lasted over 20 years. Today he is teaching other surgeons.

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Video FAQ’s: Cataract surgery: What is a secondary cataract?

By James Ball | 20 June 2017

Once a cataract is removed in cataract surgery, a secondary cataract cannot grow back. Sometimes our body has a reaction to the healing process that is similar to a cataract but this is very rare.

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Video FAQ’s: Cataract surgery: What are the best cataract questions to ask your doctor?

By James Ball | 15 June 2017

What questions should you be asking a cataract surgeon before surgery? I think really the key thing is to be happy that you’ve provided your cataract surgeon with all the information you feel is important about your life and your lifestyle.

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Video FAQ’s: Cataract surgery: When can I exercise after cataract surgery?

By James Ball | 06 June 2017

When can you exercise after cataract surgery? Well, it’s a major operation for your eye. However, gentle exercise after the surgery is possible after a few days, but you should avoid heavy weight lifting and extreme workouts.

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About our surgeons

Mr James Ball | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MA (Cantab) MB BChir FRCOphth CertLRS

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic. My major interest is in refractive surgery and finding the best treatment suitable for each patient.

Mr Jack Gormley | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB ChB (Hons) FRCOphth CertLRS

I am a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Custom Vision Clinic and York Teaching Hospital, where I lead the Corneal and Refractive service. I have completed over 2,000 surgical and laser eye procedures.