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Informed Consent

Though a patient needs to be informed about the risks and the benefits, the effectiveness, the safety and the stability of proposed surgical treatment, all manner of risks cannot be contemplated. At your consultation you will be informed about the time scale of the process. All refractive surgical procedures are designed to minimise your refractive error. That is to say that glasses of some description may still be necessary after surgery to provide the sharpest image of which the eye or eyes are capable. However, reducing reliance on visual aids such as glasses and contact lenses is the object of the exercise.

Refractive surgery is only contemplated on eyes and in patients with no other medical problems. Your family doctor will be kept fully informed of your treatment. When considering refractive surgery, you should bear in mind that any surgical procedure carries risks which must be taken into account alongside the potential benefits. No absolute guarantees can be given to any patient by any surgeon regarding outcome. Surgical treatment is carried out with the expectation of success by both patient and surgeon. Both parties must realise that surgery of any sort may require adjustment as well as possible management of minor or major complications.

I have worn reading glasses for years so I decided I would go for laser surgery. Read several negative reviews on high street stores and it appeared it was a case of do the procedure and that's it, no aftercare as such and not always good results. But then I came across Viewpoint. The reviews were good so I made an appointment. Although I initially thought I would be having laser surgery, Dr Chitkara recommended I had a Raindrop Implant. Although the thought of someone cutting my eye and inserting a lens, albeit tiny, terrified me I thought I would take the plunge and go for it! I can honestly say it was totally painless. Drops are administered in the eye and you cannot feel a thing. The procedure took about ten minutes and post-op Dr Chitkara suggested I take paracetamol if there was any discomfort - there wasn't. I have been for a check up every four weeks and everything is fine. I can now read without glasses unless it is very small, faint print. It can take six months to see the full benefit. I would definitely recommend Dr Chitkara and the Raindrop Implant, just wish I had had it done years ago! Beverley W –  Cheshire July 2016
Not the most pleasant surgery experience I’ve ever been subjected to but wow! What a great result! 34 years with spectacles and now 20-20 vision and given up smoking to boot! Well worth it!
Roy A  
My consultation was absolutely hospitable and enjoyable. I wish I knew this man before because I went elsewhere and did not receive adequate help even though I paid fees, causing me so much stress. The operation was easy, painless and all through the process DR Chitkara and staff were very friendly and reassuring. This has changed my life completely now my sight is restored. Dr Chitkara even phoned me after surgery at home to make sure I was doing well. I can’t say enough how I appreciate his service and kindness.
Amare G   
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