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Just an hour or two after I had removed the patch over my right eye on the morning after the (pain-free) operation my phone rang: "Hello, this is Julie, Mr. Westcott's PA. How are you? Is everything all right? Is there anything you would like me to say to Mr. Westcott?"

"Yes. Tell him I want him to do my other eye just as soon as he can."

Five weeks later I am still marvelling at seeing the world in its true colours through one eye, and impatient for the other eye to be brought into line. Only two more weeks.....

-Mr. W.

I have known Mr Westcott as my consultant since August 2004.

At private consultations, I find him to be extremely professional and thorough at all times but also highly personable and approachable.

The most recent surgery that Mr Westcott administered was for the removal of a cataract in February. I found him to be very reassuring at both his pre-care and after-care consultations. He always listens very carefully to any concerns that I may have and I find his instructions simple and easy to follow.

I would have no hesitation in recommending him to anyone else should they ever need any professional eye care.

-Mr. S. R.

After thoroughly doing my test
I knew that Mark Westcott was best.
Knowing how I’d react to my Cataract
He laid all my worries to rest

After he’d done both my eyes
It was such an amazing surprise
By using the drops
My eyesight was tops
I’d got back my sight - a great prize!

-Mr. J.

I thought the whole experience was brilliant, and that Mr Westcott has got the most incredible team – from you and your colleagues in the office to the wonderful anaesthetist and nurses at the London Clinic.

-Mr J.

I’ve worn specs for short-sight since I was fourteen, and needed reading glasses when I reached my sixties. I started to develop cataracts, which got progressively worse – couldn’t see street names easily, squinted at bus numbers, couldn’t read car number plates, had to get close to labels at exhibitions, couldn’t see actors’ faces clearly at the theatre ....... and my optometrist said it was time to have the cataracts removed; he suggested seeing a consultant who was using the most advanced methods, which was why I chose Mark Westcott. After discussing the different options and having had thorough eye tests, I decided to go for the Lentis lens. The operation was painless and everyone involved was encouraging and efficient. The next day, I removed the dressing and the cover, as instructed, looked out of the window and saw a beautiful bright pink rose, and then realised that everything was sharply delineated and in glorious ‘technicolour’ – and this was just with one “new” eye. A few weeks later, the second eye was done. I no longer wear specs, and, with a good light, can even manage without reading glasses for the computer, reading small print or threading a needle. It feels like a miracle – a miracle made possible by superb skill and advanced technology.

-Mrs. R

Westcott's specialties include small-incision cataract surgery, treatment of glaucoma and retinal disorders, especially inflammatory diseases of the eye. Based at The London Clinic and Moorfields, he has a particular interest in the early detection of glaucoma. When not looking at eyes, this amateur astronomer likes gazing into space.

-Tatler magazine "Britain's 250 Best Private Doctors"

I have recently had cataracts removed from both eyes by Mr Westcott, and I can honestly say that I had no pain at all – at any time. I was extremely anxious about it, but as soon as I arrived at the hospital I felt I was in safe and experienced hands. I had femtosecond laser treatment, which Mr Westcott performed, and although the thought was a bit scary, the reality was completely alright. He talked to me during the procedure, and all I saw was some green and red flashing lights. It was over very quickly. For the operations I had a mild sedative which worked brilliantly, and although I could hear Mr Westcott and his team talking during the operation, I felt quite detached. That too was over very quickly, then it was into the recovery area and back to my room with a patch over my eye. I was able to leave hospital about an hour later, feeling no pain, and with a big bag of drops and very clear instructions. The nursing staff were highly competent, friendly and confidence-inducing. The next day, when I took the patch off, my vision was a bit blurry, but on the third day it was clear and in sharp focus. I can now see so much better than I have for years. I would highly recommend Mr Westcott and his team.

-Lady J

I recently had a successful cataract operation on my right eye performed by Mr. Mark Westcott at the Moorfields Eye Hospital. The operation under a local anaesthetic went smoothly, lasted less than half an hour and was quite painless. I was very impressed with the efficiency and thoughtfulness of Mr. Mark Westcott, and his secretary, before, during and after my operation.

-Mr. R.

With many thanks for improving the quality of my life!

-Mr. W.

I have recently had cataract surgery on both eyes, performed by Mark Westcott. The surgery to the first eye was carried out solely by him and I am very happy with the result. The second involved the use of femtosecond laser to make the incision, followed by implantation of the lens by Mr. Westcott.

There were, therefore, two procedures which went very smoothly. The laser procedure was straightforward, bit of bright light but nothing more dramatic. MW examined the eye afterwards and was pleased to see the lens centred impeccably within the eye, which augurs well for my vision. I have now discarded the spectacles I have been wearing all my life.

-Mr. P.

I thought that having a cataract operation would be, at the very least, uncomfortable and the first few days afterwards probably painful. This was far from the case. From my initial visit to Harley Street to my follow up appointment after the operation, all went well. In honesty, I imagined that having a local anaesthetic, while Mr. Westcott worked on my eye, would be an experience I would want to forget. However, I can only say that I went quite happily to have the procedure on my second eye carried out with no trepidation, having complete confidence in Mr Westcott and his staff. The worst part of the experience was remembering to put the daily drops in at the right time!

-Ms. H.

When I was told that I needed cataract surgery I was filled with trepidation. From the outset I was put at ease, my questions answered and I was kept fully informed as to the entire process. Most importantly both operations were a great success due to Mr. Westcott’s undoubted skill and his excellent team. The aftercare has been equally superb. I whole heartedly recommend Mr Westcott.

-Mr. T.

Recently a cataract developed in my right eye. For many years this eye had not been strong, very short-sighted with an astigmatism that was moderate to severe. In short very poor vision.

When the cataract operation was discussed, Mr Westcott suggested that during cataract surgery the astigmatism could be corrected using a special astigmatic lens implant– a toric lens. He recommended using Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery. He explained that laser would create a very precise perfectly circular opening, accurately centred within the eye. This would greatly assist the implant of the toric lens.

I must say I was a little nervous about the procedures. I thought about it for some time, but somehow felt reassured and confident that Mr. Westcott had given me the best advice. In the event the result proved successful beyond my wildest expectations.

The laser procedure was amazingly quick. Not at all frightening. I chose to have slight sedation for the actual operation, being rather terrified of all things medical. The operation went very smoothly. And I went home with a patch over my eye,
and many eye drops.

When I took the patch off next morning, as instructed, I was stunned. I could see perfectly with my right eye for the first time in years. It has been a really terrific outcome. Much much better than I could have imagined.

-Mrs. B

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