What is your experience in lens replacement?

Interview transcription:

In an interview, Alex Shortt talks about his career and how he became a refractive surgeon

Interviewer: What’s your experience with lens replacement surgery?

Alex Shortt: I started in the NHS, and I learned to do cataract surgery. I trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and I did 500 cataract operations at Moorfields before I then became a consultant. Then I performed another 500 surgerys, and after doing over a thousand cataract operations, I then did some further training to become what’s known as a refractive surgeon.

There is some really specific training involved to become a refractive surgeon. You can’t just simply one day change over and start using these new technologies.

I’m at the stage now where on average, I do about a thousand lens exchange/cataract procedures per year, and have really excellent outcomes.

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Mr Alex J. Shortt | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB BCh MSc PhD FRCOphth PGDipCatRef

I’m Alex Shortt, a highly trained academic researcher and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon based in London’s famous Harley Street medical district. I trained and worked as a consultant for 14 years at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital. I specialise in advanced technologies for correcting vision, including cataract surgery, implantable contact lenses and laser vision correction.

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