Mr Mfazo Hove

Mr Mfazo Hove

MBChB MD FRCOphth CertLRS

Ophthalmology

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5 specialists

17 years of experience
Video consultation available

Overall Rating

Overall
4.95
Bedside Manner
4.95
Explanation
4.95

Top feedback

“Mr Mfazo Hove couldn’t have been more helpful he carefully explained the procedure and was confident that the outcome would fully satisfy me ,I have been a woodworker all my life and a very successful traditional archer being ranked in the top ten for a number of years ,the cataracts forming in both my eyes were becoming a great handicap to both of these elements of my life ,so procedure chosen operation done a month ago check up done eyesight fantastic !! “
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 6053129
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
    200 reviews

    About

    Mr Hove graduated with a 1st class degree from the University of Liverpool in 2002. He began his Ophthalmology career in Eastbourne as a Senior House Officer followed by a rotation through St Thomas Foundation University Hospital. Having gained his MRCOphth he then spent 2.5 years at Moorfields Eye Hospital as a Cataract Research Fellow doing research on multifocal lenses leading to a MD qualification.

     

    His registrar training was on the North Thames Ophthalmology rotation which includes Moorfields Eye Hospital. He completed his FRCOphth , gained his Certificate of Completion of Training and is currently on the specialist register.

     

    He did fellowships at Moorfields Eye Hospital in Medical retina, Cataracts and Eye Casualty. He also worked as a locum consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital in both the Cataract and Eye Casualty service before taking up his current post as a substantive consultant at the Western Eye Hospital (Imperial College Hospital) where he is also the lead for Eye Casualty.

     

    Mr Hove passed the Certificate of Laser and Refractive surgery (CertLRS) from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in 2017. He has extensive experience of all refractive surgery procedures including LASIK, LASEK, Implantable ICL, Natural lens replacement (Refractive lens exchange) and intra-ocular lens exchanges. 

     

    He has done over 4500 intra-ocular and refractive procedures.

     

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    Medical procedures

    Refractive Lens Exchange (with Trifocals to eliminate the need for glasses in the absence of cataract)

    Laser eye surgery (LASIK, LASEK- all wavefront guided)

    Refractive cataract surgery (with Trifocal lenses to eliminate need for glasses post-op)

    Femtophako (femtosecond assisted cataract surgery)

    Implantable Contact Lens (ICL) for high prescriptions

    Medical retina consultations

    Intra-vitreal injections

    Argon laser for retinal conditions

    Yag laser capsulotomy


     

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    Education

    Education

    MBChB (1st) University Liverpool 2002

    FRCOphth 2013

    CertLRS 2017

    Memberships

    Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists 

    United Kingdom Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons 

    European Society of Cararact and Refractive Surgeons

    American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons


     

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    Reviews

    4.95 Overall Patient Trust rating
    Overall Experience
    Explanation
    Bedside Manner
    Cataracts
    7/413
    Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    7/413
    Cataract Surgery
    6/413
    Refractive Surgery / Surgical Solutions
    6/413
    Complex Cataract Surgery
    2/413
    Laser Eye Surgery
    2/413
    Astigmatism
    1/413
    Bilateral simultaneous phacoemulsification with toric trifocal lenses
    1/413
    Conjunctival naevus removal
    1/413
    Lens replacement and YAG procedure
    1/413
    Ophthalmology
    1/413
    Refractive Lens Exchange
    1/413
    Refractive lens exchange
    1/413
    Urgent Eye Care
    1/413
    Vision problems
    1/413
    bilateral simultaneous phacoemulsification with monofocal lenses
    1/413
    bilateral simultaneous refractive lens exchange with trifocal lenses
    1/413
    eye
    1/413
    incision and drainage of chalazia
    1/413
    lens replacement
    1/413
    x 2 eyes
    1/413
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Multifocal Intraocular Lens
    Mr Mfazo Hove couldn’t have been more helpful he carefully explained the procedure and was confident that the outcome would fully satisfy me ,I have been a woodworker all my life and a very successful traditional archer being ranked in the top ten for a number of years ,the cataracts forming in both my eyes were becoming a great handicap to both of these elements of my life ,so procedure chosen operation done a month ago check up done eyesight fantastic !!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Vision problems
    I am delighted with my new eyesight. Before my treatment with Mr Hove my eyesight was very poor – I couldn’t see without my glasses. After an in-depth discussion, I opted to have Refractive lens exchange with trifocal lens. The procedure was booked for both eyes to be done on the same day. However, due to a problem with the sedation, which I elected to have, it was deemed safer to terminate the procedure after just my right eye was successfully completed. A week and an excellent new anesthetist later, my left eye was also successfully treated. Six weeks on and I am still amazed at what I can see!
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts x 2 eyes
    clear and un pompous explanation of what a) was needed to be done an b) what he proposed to do and when. Mr Hove was punctual on operation day and his easy manner dispelled any anxieties I may have had. I unhesitantly recommend him.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Conjunctival naevus removal
    I was treated by Mr Hove last month for conjunctival naevi (pigmented spots on the whites of the eye). I had one in each eye that had bothered me for quite some time, for cosmetic reasons. I have always been hesitant to have them excised and wanted a more gentle method to remove them, with a quick recovery time. Mr Hove was able to remove them for me using argon laser, which I was extremely happy about. On the day of the procedure, Mr Hove helped to calm my nerves, talked through the procedure and happily answered the many questions I had. His bedside manner was excellent and I felt at ease and confident that I was in good hands. Before the procedure, I was given numbing eye drops and anaesthetic eye drops. This ensured that I did not feel a thing during the procedure. The laser was then focused on the pigmented area and the naevi were subsequently removed on the spot with a cotton bud. Quick and easy and with no blood or cutting. My eyes were moderately red after the procedure, as to be expected. I was given antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eye drops to use for one week, which calmed the redness and to prevent infection. At my follow up appointment at 2 weeks, the redness had gone and there was no trace of the naevi (thank God)- I was absolutely thrilled with the results! I would highly recommend this treatment if you have a naevus in your eye and Mr Hove is the perfect person to take care of it for you. I’m very happy. I will surely be recommending him to friends and family after this.
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Multifocal Intraocular Lens Cataract Surgery
    I was booked for my 2nd mono-focal cataract replacement. I really wanted multi-focal and did not know where and how to research. I prayed to God and then Met Mr Hove at my NHS appt for the surgery. He didn’t suggest the tri-focal lens, I asked. He did not push, but in answer to my questions explained what he offered. If I had him do the surgery, it would mean a trip to London from Scotland, in one day with that expense on top of the surgery. He suggested asking around to see who would do the same in Aberdeenshire, but having found the expert, there was no other choice. I felt confident that he was telling me the truth as he explained the possible outcomes, risks and even when I asked if I’d then have perfect vision, “No”, but the best I could have, and not need glasses. The date was set for March 26, then the Covid lockdown postponed it all. As soon as restrictions started to ease, Mr Hove booked me for July 9, for a Trifocal lens to one eye and a sulcoflex Trifocal to the eye already done, both in the one day. I am also grateful to secretary Lavinia, who kept in touch and answered all my travel questions. The whole experience was fabulous. The actual surgery was stress free, without sedation. The hospital rooms were fresh and clean and the staff friendly. I could see straight away, but It took a couple of days to be able to read well, as was to be expected, and as Mr Hove had explained. Mr Hove kept in touch the day after the surgery, then at 4 weeks and a couple of times I have been in touch, receiving a quick response. It means so much to be able to have approachable access to the Consultant. Nine weeks later, I am still excited every day to wake up and not have to reach for my glasses which I have worn since I was a teen. I am excited every day that I don’t need to use reading glasses. I am so glad that I met Mr Hove. I will keep telling friends about him. THANK YOU MR HOVE!
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    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery Multifocal Intraocular Lens Cataracts
    I am overjoyed with my new eyes. A couple of months ago I needed glasses to read and glasses for distance, but worst of all I had a cataract in both eyes. These were small but because they were in the centre of the lenses, when my pupils contracted on a bright day, I saw only through the cataract so everything looked horribly blurred and fuzzy. I couldn’t see a number plate a few car distances away, couldn’t see which child was mine in a play park. I went to the Acropolis in Athens and couldn’t see a thing. Now, I see everything. Every leaf of a tree is sharply defined. I recognise people from far away. I lie in bed reading with no glasses. I read menus by candlelight with no problem. It really is wonderful. I came across Mr Hove more or less by accident but am so thankful I did. Like anyone facing surgery, I was apprehensive; Would the bi-focal lenses feel somehow strange as I switched between looking at close and far objects? Would things look darker? Shouldn’t we do one eye first and see how it goes rather than doing both at once? Mr Hove answered all questions clearly and honestly. The surgery itself was quick and painless (I had a sedative too which I’d recommend). There was no pain afterwards and the following day my vision was already significantly better. Over the following days and weeks it got better and still better so that now I tease my friends by telling them I have the eyes of a teenager (I’m 56). I’m not wealthy. The surgery was a significant outlay. I could have got mono focal lenses on the NHS but I’m so glad I opted to pay for bifocals. It turned out to be the best money I’ve ever spent. To know that for the next 20+ years I can live my life as I want without relying on glasses is a liberating experience. My ambition now is to try to hold on to this joy I feel in seeing so well, to try not to take it for granted but to take pleasure every day in this great gift that life (and Mr Hove) has given me.
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    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Cataract Surgery
    Had my left eye cataract done on 13 Aug 2020 just about a month ago and Mr Hove did and Excellent Job!!! I had a right eye cataract done last year through NHS and sadly it went wrong and am still not there and my vision and recovery is still work in progress and so when it was time to get my left eye done I was very very very apprehensive and shared this fear with Mr Hove. Mr Hove was just ever so reassuring and explained all in such depth and detail and how all is done and a choice of a lens that would suit all my needs and I could have a vision that was Spectacle free, and true to his words I have no need to wear reading glasses nor long distance!!! Mr Hove put in a Premium Trifocal Lens for me, a month on and just had my first post op check and I am moving along very well in deed as was assured by Mr Hove! Mr Hove cares and explains and teaches and is very Ethical and on the day of the surgery took me in very promptly and explained all throughout the surgery and this was truly very comforting and I knew I was in the best Capable hands, Mr Hove, Thank you very much I can see!! no glasses necessary and no complications!! You are Simply the Best!!
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    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Cataracts Multifocal Intraocular Lens Cataract Surgery
    From the beginning he inspired confidence and reassurance ! With a wonderful sense of humour and ease. I felt a trust in his expertise to give me my wish to be free from the need for glasses. He also convinced me that it would be preferable to have both eyes done at the same time. I was very nervous!! The results proved him right. I am very grateful and privileged to have had it done by him!
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    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Astigmatism
    I can’t thank Mr Hove enough He took my eyes from -13 to no need for glasses. I had my lenses exchange with trifocal lenses. The result is unbelievable. He reassured me throughout with his detail knowledge I felt I was in a safe place. He said I was calm but it was his calmness that helped. This is two weeks post surgery and things are looking good. Thanks for being so flexible. This is the best experience I have had with any health care professional. MR Hove is just a text message away and always promptly responded to all my messages and silly questions. He rapidly sent me eye drop to lubricate my eyes just after a text message to him. My only regret is not meeting him sooner. Nonetheless, he has changed my life positively for ever. A Big Thank you Mr Hove.
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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Complex Cataract Surgery Cataracts
    So pleased to have found Mr Hove and am delighted with the overall experience and outcome. I was unsure at first about having both eyes operated on at the same time, but after a full explanation from Mr Hove I was very reassured that this was the right thing to do, and it certainly was! Why go into hospital twice!! My actual surgery was performed at the Wellington North Hospital, which is a Covid free hospital. All staff are tested once a week and you, as a patient, must also have a test - this was important to me as I have a weak immune system. The surgery was painless, as I had been reassured it would be, and the whole hospital experience was absolutely fine - great staff, clean environment and pretty tasty post surgery lunch! I would recommend having the sedation, it's quite a pleasant experience really. Throughout the process, from my initial telephone communication to my post surgery meet up, Mr Hove made it clear that he was available at the end of the phone or by email at any time . It is so nice, and very rare, to be able to actually speak to your Consultant if you have any worries or concerns. I did have a concern about 4 days after my surgery - my vision started to cloud over again in one eye! I called Mr Hove and he arranged for me to visit him in his clinic the very next day. He diagnosed the issue, and sorted it immediately. My vision is amazing - I have no cataracts, and I don't need glasses! I have already personally recommended Mr Hove to friends twice, and I would recommend him to anyone considering this type of surgery, for whatever reason. You will find an incredibly competent, informative, kind and funny surgeon waiting for you.
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    my mother had both cataracts removed at the same time. travelling home in car four hours later she was reading car registrations (just because she could). the improvement in her vision was immediate and she cannot thank Mr Hove enough.
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    Overall
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    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    lens replacement
    I have the lens replacement on the17/6 by Mr Hove . The surgery went very well and been taken good care by him . After 5 weeks now I am very happy with the result
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    I have the lens replacement by Mr Hove on the 17/6 . The surgery went very well and Mr Hove take good care of his patient . After 5 weeks now I am very happy with the result
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    Mr Mfazo Hove

    Thank you for writing a review. We're pleased you like your new vision. Mr Hove and team

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    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    incision and drainage of chalazia
    The procedure of incision and drainage of chalazia was very quick and he was reassuring throughout the surgery. He first explained exactly what the procedure would entail to prepare me which was great to know in advance. My eye has healed very quickly with little bruising. Overall, I’m very impressed.
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    Bedside Manner
    (4/5)
    he did an excellent job fitting my lenses under trying conditions as the wellington hospital theatres were in lock down at the time he together with his PA Lavinia make an out standing team
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    Thank you for taking the time to write a review. we're please you are happy with your new vision. Mr Hove and the team

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    MR HOVE WAS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONABLE
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    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
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    Patient seen for:
    Refractive lens exchange
    I had both eyes refractive lens exchange four months ago. Overall very pleased with the result. I no longer need any glasses. I do have some haloes around lights when driving but they aren’t troublesome. Mr Hove was excellent before, during and after. The sedation I had worked well - I remember being in the anaesthetic room and then it was done. A few days later I was driving. Job well done Mr Hove and the team. Thank you for my new eyes.
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    Thank you for your kind words and we’re pleased you’re happy with your vision. Mr Hove and team

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    Patient seen for:
    Refractive Lens Exchange
    Doctor Hove worked miracles to keep me on the surgery list as the UK was going into lockdown and I was one of the last patients who had the surgery before the hospital was closed. All precautions were observed and the pre and post care was exceptional. I left the hospital after the surgery with no complications and I had a follow-up from the team later that evening and Doctor Hove checked in with me the following day. One month later I reached out to him as my eye drops were running out and Doctor Hove sent me an additional set which were held up by the post office. He then came to my home and personally delivered the eye drops rather than mail them, so that I would not have to wait and would have what I need. How’s that for service and after care! Full 5 star treatment all the way! It has been 3months since the surgery and I am thrilled with the results as I no longer have to faff with my contacts every morning nor worry if I have enough of a supply or worry about wearing them to long each day etc. I can not recommend Doctor Hove, his team and the surgery enough as it has truly changed my life and he is an amazing and wonderful surgeon. Be assured you are in good hands!
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    Mr Mfazo Hove

    Thank you for the comprehensive review. I'm glad we managed to get your eyes done before the covid closure and that you're happy with your vision. Mr Hove and the team

    Overall
    (5/5)
    Explanation
    (5/5)
    Bedside Manner
    (5/5)
    Patient seen for:
    Lens replacement and YAG procedure
    I have had lens replacement surgery and YAG laser procedure with Mr Hove and both have been excellent and in many ways life changing. I used to have 2 pairs of glasses to correct reading vision and distance vision. However, there was a growing 'gap' in vision between the pairs of glasses and that was only ever getting worse. I had looked into lens replacement with one of the common 'high street' chains offering lens replacement surgery. They were very keen on the dual focal lens and it was only my questioning and diligence that uncovered the fact that the dual focal lens would not be right for me. I then engaged with Mr Hove and he discussed at length the differences and the benefits of the Tri focal lens over the dual focal lens. 2 years ago I had the Tri focal lens replacement surgery which was a 100% success and I had every confidence in Mr Hove, his experience, approach and the results prove it. Mr Hove was very clear on the benefits and also the potential side effects - of which I do get hazing around lights and starbursts - However, they do not effect me and 1 month after the surgery I drove across France at night with no real issues. Wind the clock forward 2 years to the present day and I had started to realise that my sight was not quite as clear as it used to be. One text and a conversation with Mr Hove and he was pretty confident he knew the answer. After an eye examination it was confirmed as the slight clouding of the back of the lens capsule and that a YAG procedure would resolve the issues Again, this was a spot on assessment and the quick and painless YAG procedure has restored my vision. I mention this as a life changing procedure. I am heavily dependent on using multiple computer screens as well as speaking to customers or an audience for my job and career. So having to constantly swap pairs of glasses was becoming a real issue and relying on just one pair would impact my ability. Mr Hove has solved that issue by understanding my issues and identifying the tri focal lens as the best way forward
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    Mr Mfazo Hove

    Thank you for the comprehensive review of both lens replacement and your YAG Capsulotomies. I'm always just a text message away as you've discovered again. We're pleased your happy with your vision. Mr Hove and the team

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    I had (YAG capsulotomy) surgery a week ago, and my vision is now perfect. I don't even need reading glasses. I would recommend Mr Hove and his excellent team for peace of mind, and first class medical treatment.
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 5 doctors for:
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    Ophthalmology

    Mr Danny Mitry
    Mr Danny Mitry
    Ophthalmology

    28-04-2019

    Mr Hove is an outstanding surgeon and ophthalmologist. I have trained with him for many years and his commitment, energy and upfront nature make him standout among his peers. He is a very reliable and trustworthy opinion.

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For procedures: Laser Eye Surgery
    Connection: We trained together
    Mr Saruban Pasu
    Mr Saruban Pasu
    Ophthalmology

    28-04-2019

    Mr Hove is a driven, caring and highly accomplished ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon. I would gladly have him treat my friends and family. He makes surgery look easy, but this is testament to his training at world renowned institutions including Moorfields Eye Hospital. His ability combined with confidence and approachability make him an excellent colleague to work with and someone who I would highly recommend. He takes pride in the quality of his work and always seeks opportunities to train eye surgeons of the future.

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For procedures: Cataract Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Zaid Shalchi
    Mr Zaid Shalchi
    Ophthalmology

    15-10-2020

    I have no hesitation in recommending Mr Hove. He is an excellent surgeon with excellent surgical outcomes. His patients are his biggest advocates. He transforms lives every day with his surgical ability and has an excellent manner with patients. He works tirelessly to do this and will stop at nothing to give patients the best.

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For conditions: Cataracts
    For procedures: Multifocal Intraocular Lens, Complex Cataract Surgery, Implantable Contact Lens, Laser Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague
    Mr Rajesh Deshmukh
    Mr Rajesh Deshmukh
    Ophthalmology

    30-06-2020

    Very skilful with his craft and exceptional eye surgeon!

    For specialty: Ophthalmology
    For conditions: Cataracts
    For procedures: Multifocal Intraocular Lens, Laser Eye Surgery, Cataract Surgery
    Connection: Is a colleague

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