Refractive Surgeon Chooses Dan Reinstein for His Surgery

Since it was founded over two decades ago, the London Vision Clinic has treated tens of thousands of patients from all over the world. During this time, we have seen people from every walk of life enter our treatment room – including other refractive surgeons.

Our access to the latest technology and Laser Eye Surgery techniques – often pioneered by our very own founder and surgeon, Professor Dan Reinstein – has secured London Vision Clinic as a world-renowned centre for Laser Eye Surgery. In the video below, Dr Baraa Faham, a Laser Eye Surgeon working in Saudi Arabia, tells us why he decided to have Presbyopia treatment at our Harley Street clinic.

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Dr Faham became interested in PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision after attending a course led by Professor Reinstein at the Reinstein Institute. He attended the course with two colleagues – one of whom was his boss. Within a month, Dr Faham had used this revolutionary technique to correct his boss’s presbyopia.

Professor Reinstein tells us, “After the course, I received a message and a link to a video which was on YouTube. He had gone home and his boss had said, “Do my eyes.” So, he had actually had PRESBYOND, I think, within a month of coming to our course.”

Since then, he has treated over 900 patients for presbyopia. But he soon began to wonder how the procedure could work for himself.

What is Presbyopia?

Presbyopia is a refractive error that begins to develop as we get older. It occurs when the crystalline lens in the eye begins to lose its flexibility. At the same time, the muscles responsible for our eyes’ focusing ability also begin to weaken, making it progressively more difficult for us to focus on objects close to us.

Most people will begin to need reading glasses or other corrective aids around the age of 40. While these can be very effective at correcting presbyopia, many people find them an inconvenient solution.

As a natural part of the eye’s ageing process, we will all eventually find ourselves experiencing a deterioration in our near vision. Thankfully, as Dr Faham can now attest, this doesn’t have to mean we are burdened with reading glasses for the rest of our lives.

Treating Dr Faham at London Vision Clinic

While Dr Faham was too young to notice the effects of presbyopia when he first took Dr Dan’s course a few years ago, he eventually began to see some deterioration in his near vision. Having a prescription for hyperopia (long-sightedness) already likely sped up the effects of ageing on the eyes.

I’m a little bit jealous of my patients,” Dr Faham laughs. “All the patients are telling me how their life becomes better, how they feel… So, it’s bothering me all the time to use glasses for everything.

I’m the one who is helping patients get rid of their problems, why not undergo this surgery?”

Of course, he reached out to Professor Reinstein at London Vision Clinic who was happy and honoured to perform PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision treatment for him. In the video above, we see how Dr Faham’s treatment unfolded, from preparing for his surgery to realising the results.

Dr Baraa Faham’s PRESBYOND Results

Once his treatment is over – a process that takes a matter of minutes – Professor Reinstein reveals that the treatment went perfectly. “Okay, alright, that is 100% totally perfect in both eyes”, he tells Dr Faham.

On opening his eyes, Dr Faham confirms this diagnosis: “There are a lot of emotions happening here – I don’t know what to say… it was very nice, very easy, very simple.”

There’s a reason Dr Faham chose the London Vision Clinic at Professor Dan: “He’s the best. My surgeon is the best, that’s why he’s my teacher. He’s the one who invented this technology, he’s the one who taught me how to do PRESBYOND. He’s the one!

“The most impressive thing is that you and all the team know that I’m a doctor, a refractive surgeon, but you explain everything… Everything was perfect – was professional”, he laughs.

Of course, Professor Dan knows something about Dr Faham’s experience, having been treated for presbyopia himself at London Vision Clinic. His treatment, performed by Mr Glenn Carp, went without a hitch – just like Dr Faham’s!

If you’d like to learn more about PRESBYOND® Laser Blended Vision and other Laser Eye Surgery treatments at the London Vision Clinic, why not get in touch with one of our friendly clinic coordinators? Alternatively, Book a Consultation to learn more about your suitability for treatment.