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Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery aims to treat cataract related visual symptoms including clouding, blurring or dimming, difficulty seeing at night, sensitivity to light, the need for brighter light to read, glare and "halos" around lights, fading and yellowing of colours and frequent changes in glasses.

Mr. Abumattar uses both standard and Premium intraocular implants that expand the range of clear vision and can offer freedom from eyeglasses after surgery. Premium implants include Multifocal Lenses and Toric Lenses to treat astigmatism.

Mr Abumattar also offers EyeMax Mono implants for Age Related Macular Degeneration patients requiring cataract surgery.  iolAMD EyeMax Mono is an extended macular lens with advanced optics that provide far superior vision than standard monofocal lenses.


Mr Allaaeldin Abumattar

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

Medical Educator

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ophthalmology Clinical Tutor for Medical School, University of Bristol


Mr. Abumattar has extensive experience in the management of eyelid disorders, including that of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) and surgery for lower lid malposition such as:

  • Entropion. This is inward turning of the eyelid causing the lashes and lid skin to rub the surface of the eye (cornea). Untreated entropion causes discomfort, watering and redness of the eye. If untreated it can lead to ulceration of the surface of the eye, followed by scarring which could cause loss of vision.

  • Ectropion. This is when the lower eyelid turns outwards so that the edge of the lid flops away from the eyeball. In ectropion, the lining of the lid (conjunctiva) may become red and swollen due to exposure to the air leading to mucous discharge and crusting of the lids. The eye may water because the opening of tear drainage tube in the lid (punctum) is no longer in the right position to collect the tears.  

  • Blepharoplasty. This treats Droopy eyelids (Dermatochalasis) and can improve vision by providing a less obstructed field of view. It removes and tighten excess eyelid skin for more alert and youthful appearance. 


Medical Retina

The retina is the thin membrane that lines the inner surface of the back of our eyes. Its function is like that of the film in a camera.

Mr Abumattar has experience in treating retinal conditions at the back of the eye (Retina), using intravitreal injections, eye drops or lasers. These Retinal Disorders include Age-Related Macular Degeneration, diabetic Retinopathy and retinal Vein Occlusions

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration first symptom is often a blurred or distorted area in the central vision that when  gets worse, patients might struggle to see anything in the middle of their vision . This make things like reading, watching TV, driving or recognising faces difficult. Other symptoms include: seeing straight lines as wavy or crooked, objects looking smaller than normal, colours seeming less bright than they used to and some people start seeing things that aren't there (hallucinations).

  • Retinal vein occlusion occurs when a blockage forms in a retinal vein draining blood out of the retina causing blood and other fluids to leak into the retina, causing bruising and swelling as well as lack of oxygen. This interferes with the light reaching the seeing cells in retina (Photoreceptors) and reduces vision. RVO key symptom is a sudden, painless loss of sight in one eye, which may become dimmer or more blurry over the course of several hours or days.

  • Diabetic retinopathy is caused by damage to the blood vessels of the retina. symptoms as the condition progresses may include spots or dark strings floating in vision (floaters), blurred vision, fluctuating vision, impaired color vision, dark or empty areas in vision, and vision loss