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MDA Clinic

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42 Reviews

MDA Clinic provided an excellent service and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. All of the staff are very professional, helpful, and polite. The surgeon, Mr Khatib, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and seemed to take pride ...Read more

The MDA Clinic was established 6 years ago in Cardiff. Using state of the art technology, the MDA Clinic offers a new life to people with sight problems.

Today, millions of people worldwide have been treated with refractive surgery, and it has been proven to be safe, effective and convenient. Before the MDA Clinic started, the people of Wales had to travel elsewhere in the country and sometimes abroad to have their eyes treated, which was more expensive, inconvenient and less reassuring.

If postoperative problems were encountered, it would be necessary for them to make the journey back to the clinic where treatment had been carried out. Being available in Wales, the MDA Clinic offers a unique opportunity for the people of Wales to have their treatment carried out by an experienced consultant, who is contactable 24 hours a day if people experience problems postoperatively.

The clinic treats people with long sightedness (hyperopia), short sightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. People with a high degree of short sightedness, whose corneal thickness is not suitable for the standard LASIK (Laser In-situ Keratomileusis) treatment, may be suitable for an alternative form of treatment called LASEK (Laser Assisted Sub-Epithelial Keratomileusis), in which the flap is much thinner than LASIK and the results are very favourable.

For people with a very high degree of hyperopia who would not benefit from LASIK surgery, an alternative treatment called Refractive Lens Exchange is available, which is similar to cataract surgery, where the lens inside the eye is replaced with a new multi focal foldable lens, so that the patient will no longer need to wear thick glasses.

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MDA Clinic Reviews


05 Feb 2004

I had the surgery done in 2 weeks ago. I had visited both the Eye clinic in Cardiff and the MDA clinic and there was no doubt in my mind which one I would be using (also the research I had done on Mr Khatib was all extremely favourable). I had the op less than a week after my first consultation! I had dreadful eyesight -9.75 but had worn contacts for 21 years so was used to being able to see perfectly with them in, so I was slightly apprehensive that I probably wouldn't after the op (it was explained that because of the level of correction needed I probably wouldn't have 20/20). I now have -0.5 and -1 which although isn't perfect is not a problem at all. Although the op was completely painless and quick - I wasn't prepared for how horrid it would be - although now it is just a fab war story, so don't let it put you off but don't expect it to be pleasant either. I had expected a small amount of pain and discomfort afterwards but had none whatsoever - not even grittiness. Mr Khatib and the team were marvellous, both before, during and after.You and your eyes feel like the most important thing in the world while you are there and that is very reassuring. A very personal service by very caring people. Finally, my biggest surprise has been the aftercare - I was under the impression that after the op you just carried on as normal which isn't quite true - for the past 2 weeks I have put 16 drops a day in my eyes, slept with an eyeshield (which has affected my skin), not worn make-up or hair products, had great difficulty in washing my hair, not going out in wind, not drinking alcohol, not touching dirty things, etc etc - mind you I think I have been excessively strict with myself as I read a few horror stories on the web and they all seemed to be from people getting stuff in their eyes after the op. Tip I have worn sunglasses (clear ones) a lot to ensure I don't accidentally get something in my eyes - if you have long hair I would suggest a skull plait before you go as you will want it out of your face and you can't wash it for 3 days! Would I recommend MDA Clinic? - Definitely YES

16 Apr 2015

Having done a lot of research and a lot of talking to people the MDA clinic came up several times for its care and results. I didn’t think twice about contacting the clinic for a consultation since I believe personal testimonies speak volumes. The welcome is very warm and Christina does an excellent job at putting nervous clients at ease. The clinic is quiet and welcoming. Dr khatib further extends that warm welcome by meeting his clients in the waiting room and walking them into his exam room. I had extreme confidence in his abilities and went on to book a procedure date. Dr Khatib is very easy to talk to an extremely calming man. On the day of the procedure the environment was kept very calm and put me at ease and the professionalism was second to none. I am currently almost 2 weeks post procedure and my recovery has been exactly as explained it would be by Dr Khatib. My vision is brilliant although I’m still in the recovery process and hope to continue to see improvements. I am now completely without glasses and better than driving standard. The clarity wavers throughout the day but my research shows that is typical of the type of procedure I had. I would not hesitate to contact the clinic should I have any worries as I know they take their patients care extremely to the highest level. Very happy and look forward to my 3 month check with Dr Khatib. As a further note during my consultation Dr Khatib picked up on a retinal hole and instructed a letter be sent off to my GP for further examination. His duty of care to me was very comforting. Christina sent off a letter without hesitation and gave me a copy.

14 Feb 2008

Took my Daughter to this clinic with some trepidation but was pleasantly surprised by the courteous and professionalism of the staff from ground level to the Surgeon himself. Very thorough and in no time put my otherwise anxious daughter at ease. The Surgeon even took the time to phone out of hours as a courtesy follow up call which as a consultant in private practice myself took as an exceptional and thoughtful service. I would have absolutely no reservations in recommending this clinic to anyone. K. Green

30 Jul 2011

The operation changed my life. It is great not to wear my glasses. Thanks to everyone.

15 Feb 2004

I have had bilateral lasik surgery performed by Dr Khatib, my prescription was -2.30 and -225 with a lot of astigmatism in one eye. During the consultation i was given all the usual tests plus a test to see if i would benefit from Wavefront, in my case not beneficial, and was told i was suitable and could expect to get to driving standard, however with my level of astigmatism he would not make any promises about not needing top up glasses. I now have "perfect vision" in both eyes ! well done Dr Khatib !! The staff are very friendly and the clinic has a very relaxed atmosphere, highly recommended.

01 May 2015

From the very first point of contact with MDA Clinic the experience has been superb. I felt well informed before making the decision to proceed with the procedure. During the actual procedure I was made to feel at ease and during the days afterwards, making contact with the clinic was very easy. Dr Khatib provided exceptional after care. One year on, I have just had my annual check up and have no problems at all.

The results have been incredible and I highly recommend it to anyone who does not feel comfortable wearing glasses. I can now enjoy swimming and see! The work Dr Khatib does is amazing and I cannot thank him enough.

22 Oct 2008

I cannot recommend this clinic highly enough. It is reassuring to discover we have somewhere with such high standards on our doorstep in South Wales. From start to finish my experience was made stress-free by Dr Khatib and his amazing staff. Everything was explained with high attention to detail, and the aftercare is second to none. Dr Khatib takes pride in his work, and considers it his personal mission to give you the best possible result. You definitely feel as though he gives you the same standard of care as he would give a member of his own family, which is very reassuring. I now have perfect vision, and only wish I'd had the procedure years ago! If you are considering having laser eye surgery, this is definitely the place to go, you won't regret it.

17 Aug 2011

Initial phone call with Kayleigh was very helpful, as was the Initial consultation. Mr Khatib was very clear about the procedure and benefits of the surgery. The procedure itself was mildly discomfortable, but the team reasured me throughout. The theatre assistant/nurse gave very detailed instructions of post procedure routine and answered all my questions. Overall a very good experience and I would recommend the clinic and their staff, for a profesional service.

15 Sep 2004

Excellent service, very personal and friendly, and totally professional. First class aftercare treatment and wonderful results with my vision. Mr Khatib is a gem!

27 May 2015

I would recommend the Mda clinic to anyone thinking of having LASIK eye surgery.

I was very nervous when deciding where to have my eye surgery but was completely at ease once Dr Khatib went through the procedure in detail explaining everything. The staff as well as Dr are very kind and friendly making you feel at ease. The after care was also excellent.

Wish I made the decision sooner LASIK eye surgery has completely changed my life!

Amazing results would definitely recommend the Mda clinic 100%!

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