Lens replacement

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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Advantages and Disadvantages of Lens Replacement?

By James Ball | 17 April 2019

Mr James Ball discusses the advantages and disadvantages of lens replacement. He explains that when considering these, it really depends on what treatment you’re comparing it to and the condition of the patient’s eye.

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Get rid of the effects of poor vision in your life

By James Ball | 21 November 2018

Next time you’re struggling with blurred vision, you should realise that you don’t have to put up with this problem. Blurred vision can not only adversely affect your quality of life in simple ways, such as when you’re struggling to see the labels in the supermarket, but it can also interfere with your leisure activities. Mr James Ball, a consultant ophthalmologist, opened Custom Vision Clinic last year after asking patients what was important to them when choosing a clinic. As a result, patients will find that Custom Vision Clinic is located in beautiful surroundings, is easily accessible by car and has ample parking. James offers a no-obligation initial consultation to assess your visual needs and recommend treatment if required.

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Lens replacement: How successful is lens replacement?

By James Ball | 05 September 2017

Many patients wonder “how successful is lens replacement?” In my experience, I get about 90% of my patients completely independent from spectacles with the procedure.

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How long does it take to recover from lens replacement?

By James Ball | 31 August 2017

There is significant progress in the days after the operation but it will take longer to fully recover.

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How does the lens replacement procedure work?

By James Ball | 29 August 2017

How does the lens replacement procedure work? We are using all the technological advantages that we’ve benefited from in the evolution of cataract surgery

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Video FAQ’s: Presbyopia treatment: Is PRESBYOND better than lens replacement?

By James Ball | 04 July 2017

Is PRESBYOND blended laser better than lens replacement? Well again the answer is it depends. They are both effective and safe.

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What to expect after lens replacement surgery?

By James Ball | 27 April 2017

It’s a fascinating journey for patients after lens replacement surgery. Their recovery occurs in phases that have an enormous amount of individual variation.

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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, St James’s University Hospital, and Nuffield Hospital. 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.