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Before and After Your Surgery

If you have surgery booked with us at Eye Wales, it’s likely you’re wondering about what comes next. We want to ensure that your experience is as smooth, comfortable and stress free as possible.

If you are currently taking any prescription medication, it’s very important that you tell us in advance because some medicines can cause complications in surgery. Usually there will be no effect so it will be safe for you to continue to use your medicine, but some drugs are designed to thin the blood and prevent clotting which could cause an undesired effect during surgery. If you normally take this type of medication we may need you to stop taking it for a few days before you have your treatment, and you should be able to resume it immediately after surgery.

If your procedure needs a local anaesthetic, we will not need to restrict what you eat or drink beforehand.

If we have planned to give you a sedative you should not have a heavy meal  for at least two hours before you arrive at the clinic.

If we have planned to carry out your procedure using a general anaesthetic we will advise you to fast prior to your surgery.

If you are having any type of eye procedure you will not be able to drive yourself home afterwards, so it is really important that you make plans for your transport in advance.

You could ask a relative or friend to drop you off and then to pick you up when you have finished, or to accompany you.

Mario J Saldanha (FRCS, FRCOphth, DO)
Mario J Saldanha (FRCS, FRCOphth, DO)Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon
Mr. Mario J Saldanha is currently a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Singleton Hospital, Swansea as well as a director of Eye Wales. He holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer position with Cardiff University. He graduated from Medicine in 1996. He has over 20 years experience in ophthalmology working in a variety of eminent Ophthalmic centres in the UK and Internationally.

He has completed a prestigious fellowship at the University of Toronto in Cornea and Refractive Surgery, where he helped pioneer the technique of Cornea Transplantation, Lamellar Keratoplasty (DMEK) through keyhole access (without any stitches).

He is the only Cornea sub specialist providing expertise to the population of Swansea Bay and Hywel Da health boards. He is the only Surgeon in all of Wales who offers Cross-linking for Keratoconus using the Accelerated cross-linking protocol.

He is a member of various national and international Ophthalmic societies. He is invited faculty to teach cornea transplantation techniques at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the European Board of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He has contributed numerous chapters and articles in various textbooks and academic journals.

He has recently been invited to join the board of the UKISCRS committee (UK’s cataract and refractive society)

He is a specialist in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

He offers Multifocal Lenses, Refractive Lens Exchange, IPCL’s and Refractive Surgery.

 Luke Anderson (MBChB FRCOphth )
Luke Anderson (MBChB FRCOphth )Cataract and Glaucoma Surgeon
Luke Anderson is a glaucoma and cataract specialist and the clinical lead for Ophthalmology at Swansea Bay University Healthcare Trust as well as a director of Eye Wales. He qualified from Leicester University in 2002 before undertaking Ophthalmic higher surgical training in Hampshire and then Wales. Luke completed his Cataract ad Glaucoma surgical training at the University Hospital Wales.

He became the glaucoma lead for the Cwm Taf University Trust before joining Swansea Bay NHS trust. He has held several training positions in the Royal College. Currently he is a member of the steering group for implementation of surgical simulation training into the curriculum.

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