Mr Settas commenced his surgical training in ophthalmology in 2003 at the University Hospital of Heraklion, Crete, where he received extensive exposure to corneal as well as intraocular refractive surgery.
He has performed more than 4,000 procedures, including LASIK, Epi-LASEK, PRK, Phakic intraoccular lens treatment, as well as Cataract and Refractive Lens Exchange treatments and is registered with the General Medical Council (GMC). He is a fully trained Ophthalmologist who has undergone additional specialist training in refractive surgery.
His first ophthalmology training post in the UK was at the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust and from there he moved to Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust before accepting a vitreoretinal fellow post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
He trained as a Refractive Surgery Fellow between 2008 and 2009 before taking up a Locum Consultant post at the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Twice every year, Mr. Settas attends International Medical Advisory Board (IMAB) Conferences and is annually assessed by this board. The panel consists of several of the world’s most eminent Refractive Surgeons including Mr. Steve Schallhorn, former Head of Ophthalmology for the US Navy and Dr. Jan Venter, a world leading Ophthalmic Surgeon.
* 2009 – Locum Consultant Ophthalmologist, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
* 2008 -2009 – Refractive Surgery Fellow
* 2008 – 2008 – Vitreoretinal Fellow, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge
* 2007 – 2008 – Specialty Registrar, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals
* 2004 – 2005 – Senior House Officer, Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary
* General Medical Council (GMC) – Member
* American Academy of Ophthalmology – Member
* European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) – Member
The consultation staff in Leicester were helpful, and the Optometrist Pretti Khakhar was very thorough and professional. When I arrived at the clinic in Nottingham for surgery the staff seemed to be doing nothing whilst I had a 2 hour wait ? not knowing what I was waiting for, just sat wit other patients. However once the scans had been completed and I had gone up to theatre, the theatre staff and nurses were very helpful. The gentleman that gave me all the medication advice (and held my hands throughout surgery) was fantastic!! Very good at his job and made me feel comfortable. The Surgeon was very 'straight laced' and told me to the point, however again very quick and re-assuring. He talked general chit-chat throughout all of the 8-10 mins I was in the chair !!Leicester aftercare staff and again Pretti, were honest and truthful throughout.Pain & Recovery: Not one bit of pain throughout the operation itself. First 24 Hrs was uncomfortable as I couldn't open my eyes due to the running and almost like a constant hard wind in my eyes. 24 check at Leicester the staff were honest and advised it will get worse! Mortified!!! The next 48 hours was the worst, burning, irritable and I constantly had to use the numbing drops given. I was climbing the walls. However no sooner was it so bad, it just gradually throughout the day eased off, and then the next day (day 4) no pain at all. A little dry and blurry, but this was expected. Now it is almost 4 weeks on and I have 'better than' 20/20 vision, no blur and no pain!! I work as a VDU operator, I had he op on the Thursday and returned to work on the following Tuesday. Struggled a little with focus but within a couple of days this got better. Still having my regular checks at Leicester and up to now, the clinic has been fab. Hope this continues.A little bit concerned as people say they may deteriorate again, but this is the chance I have to take. But for now I will enjoy having perfect vision !!!
Optical Express were simply brilliant. Everything from the warm welcome of the counselling staff (shreeya Mistry), consultation with Pretti Khakhar to the treatment with the surgeon was seamless. Throughout the process I felt totally comfortable and in control - thanks to the staff and their attention to detail and care. I would recommend the treatment and Optical Express without any hesitation to anyone!
I would say to any one who is unsure about this treatment that they should not hesitate in getting it done.It was completely painless and something I should have done a long time ago.The results were brilliant and I noticed the difference immediately.I can't thank Optical Express enough.