Vasuki Sivagnanavel

/Vasuki Sivagnanavel

About Vasuki Sivagnanavel

Miss Sivagnanavel is a Consultant Ophthalmic surgeon at the Royal Eye Unit. She is the Lead Medical Retina Consultant at Kingston Hospital and has developed one of the largest AMD services in London. She specialises in diseases of the retina, general ophthalmic disorders and advanced cataract surgery. Miss Sivagnanavel was educated at Wimbledon High School and subsequently qualified from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, where she won a Special Trustees Award. Her specialist ophthalmic training was at Kings College Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Can you tell me about laser cataract surgery?

More recently, true laser cataract surgery has evolved, and it uses laser energy in various ways. It can perform what we call the capsulorhexis stage, which is where we cut a hole in the central capsule of the eye.

By | August 2nd, 2016|Cataract surgery, Video FAQ|0 Comments

Do I need to see the doctor after cataract treatment?

Most patients will simply have a chat with me after the cataract surgery. I will make sure that I have answered all their questions, and that they are going home happy and reassured.

By | July 28th, 2016|Cataract surgery, Video FAQ|0 Comments

How much does private cataract surgery cost?

If this is something you are paying for yourself, in other words, you are funding the cataract surgery without a health insurance company, most hospitals will offer a fixed price package to reassure you of all charges to include a standard intraocular lens.

By | July 26th, 2016|Cataract surgery, Video FAQ|0 Comments

What are cataract symptoms?

One of the commonest cataract symptoms is just a general, slow reduction in vision. It can happen so slowly you may not even know it until it gets to an advanced age. You may realise that you are not reading as well as you used to, or you can't see the TV as clearly as you used to.

By | July 21st, 2016|Cataract surgery, Video FAQ|0 Comments

Can you prevent cataracts?

The one thing that you could do - if you are a smoker- is stop smoking! Smoking is certainly at the root of all evils when it comes to eye diseases.

By | July 19th, 2016|Cataract surgery, Video FAQ|0 Comments

Who is most likely to get a cataract?

One of the common risks factors is time. So we all will, with time. Eventually, the lens in the eye will become cloudy. There are certain circumstances under which a cataract can form earlier in someone’s life. Especially if they have conditions such as diabetes or inflammatory disorders of the eye called uveitis.

By | July 14th, 2016|Cataract surgery, Video FAQ|0 Comments

Might you ever need urgent cataract treatment?

Cataract surgery is something that is usually performed routinely because cataracts by its usual cause, develops very slowly. It will be very rare to require urgent cataract surgery.

By | July 12th, 2016|Cataract surgery, Video FAQ|0 Comments

What can you do after cataract surgery?

Most people will be able to resume almost all normal household activities, such as cooking or walking around the house a day after the operation. The eye is certainly comfortable enough to allow them to do that. Within a week, normal activities such as walking outdoors, anything that is not too strenuous, including yoga, is acceptable.

By | July 7th, 2016|Cataract surgery, Video FAQ|0 Comments

How long does cataract surgery recovery take?

You may be surprised how good you feel even after just one day following cataract surgery. It has not been unknown for patients to even drive the day of their cataract surgery, although, that is not something I would normally advise. Don't be alarmed if on the first day after your cataract operation your vision is still cloudy, hazy, or even a little distorted.

By | July 5th, 2016|Cataract surgery, Video FAQ|0 Comments

How can I be sure I have a cataract and not some other eye disease?

Initially, it may not be clear. In the early stages of a cataract, you will just notice your eyesight decreasing, and that is a common feature of many eye diseases. With time, cataracts tend to cause mistiness or glare, and rarely you can even get the type of double vision in the eye that has cataracts.

By | June 30th, 2016|Cataract surgery, Video FAQ|0 Comments