Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb BSc(Hons), MBBS(Hons), FRCOphth
Prof Muhtaseb is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon in the NHS based in South Wales, with special expertise in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He holds full specialist registration with the General Medical Council.
Prof Muhtaseb is one of very few ophthalmologists working in the UK who is a fellowship-trained specialist in cornea and refractive surgery.
After his general ophthalmic training, Prof Muhtaseb completed one fellowship in advanced corneal surgery (Moorfields Eye Centre at St George’s Hospital, London) and one fellowship in inflammatory eye diseases and neuro-ophthalmology (St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals). He then moved to the Greek island of Crete, the home of modern LASIK, and spent 9 months in a dedicated refractive surgical fellowship with a renowned expert refractive surgeon. There, he gained extensive hands-on experience of various refractive surgical procedures, pre- and post-operative patient management, as well as research that has led to numerous presentations at prestigious international conferences.
Having used several different excimer lasers, Prof Muhtaseb has an in-depth knowledge of their relative advantages and disadvantages. He will only use state-of-the-art equipment that delivers high quality, safe treatment tailored to your needs.
Prof Muhtaseb returned from Crete to take up post as a Consultant Cornea Surgeon in South Wales and has been delivering modern cornea services ever since. He remains active in teaching junior doctors, undertaking research, delivering presentations at international conferences, publishing scientific papers in the peer-reviewed literature, and reviewing papers for major ophthalmic journals.
With such extensive experience in clinical management of corneal diseases, research and teaching Prof Muhtaseb offers a modern and comprehensive range of treatments for cataract and cornea patients. He has extensive expertise in cataract and lens implant surgery, especially premium lens technology such as multifocal, toric, and piggyback lenses. Prof Muhtaseb has also established a contemporary service for keratoconus and other corneal diseases. His innovations have led to several television and newspaper features, which are available to see in the Media section of this website.
Mr Austin Roberts MCOptom
Austin was born and educated near Glasgow. He served with the Royal Marines for 12 years before leaving and studying Optometry at Cardiff University. His wife is also an optometrist and they established their own independent practice in the Mumbles, Swansea in 1996. Under his leadership their practice, Judith Roberts Opticians won the prestigious UK Independent Optometric Practice of the Year Award for 2013. Austin himself won the coveted award for Optometrist of the Year in 2015.
He has a real passion for optometry and works very closely with Prof Muhtaseb to provide high quality comprehensive eye care to i.Lase patients.
His special interests are ocular pathology, paediatric optometry and specialist contact lenses.
He is happy to be living in Wales and reassures his Scottish mother he is here conducting missionary work.
Miss Vicki Morgan
Vicki is a highly valued and important member of the i.Lase team. She is the practice co-ordinator and keeps the wheels in motion by managing the i.Lase diary, staying in touch with patients before and after surgical procedures to ensure a smooth experience, and fulfilling many essential tasks behind the scenes. She is a point of contact for patients that need to get in touch with us at any time. She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org