Lens Replacement Surgery

The best Lens Replacement surgery in Yorkshire

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What is Lens Replacement surgery?

Lens Replacement Surgery, also known as Refractive Lens Exchange, involves the insertion of an artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens, into the eye in the place of the damaged natural lens. Each lens is specially selected for each individual patient to ensure the most personalised and best possible outcome.  The main advantage of lens replacement surgery is that it prevents cataracts from forming at a later stage.

This operation also minimises your dependence on glasses after surgery. In expert hands, small incisions and lenses specifically designed for each individual eye are used.

Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation for lens replacement surgery,  we will test your eyes to determine your suitability for the surgery. There are many different factors to your suitability for this treatment, including the strength of your glasses prescription, the thickness of your cornea and the dryness of the eyes, among others. 

If you are suitable for lens replacement surgery, we will then create a personalised plan with you including the discussion of the benefits and risks of the procedure. Lens replacement surgery is performed on only one eye at a time, so if you require surgery on both of your eyes, we will discuss the 2nd appointment during the consultation

If you have any questions, call us on 01484 977333 or schedule an appointment today

The Procedure

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Successful lens replacement surgery demands exquisite attention to detail. The diagram to the right displays some of the main stages.

  1. Small incisions are made into the eye. The outer lens capsule is opened and the natural lens is removed.
  2. A foldable, artificial lens is inserted.
  3. The wounds are sealed and an antibiotic is placed in the eye.
Lens and Cataract Surgrey

The Pricing

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We don’t believe in cutting corners. Therefore, we don’t offer cut-price treatments. When comparing prices for products that are the same (for example with furniture or cars), that may be fine. However, comparing for something like eye surgery, we don’t believe such an approach is ever going to work. Why? Every person and indeed every eye is unique and deserves to be treated as such.  

We ensure exceptional service, exceptional treatments with an exceptional level of skill. We use the latest technologies and all-inclusive packages. This comes at a worthwhile cost. 

What we do believe in is offering transparent, affordable pricing with no hidden extras. The zero APR finance packages make even the most complex treatments accessible. 

 

Lens based treatments
Cataract surgery with a single focus lens£2600
Cataract surgery with Toric lens/ Trifocal lens£3600
Refractive lens exchange£3600
YAG lens£400

The Steps that follow on the Day of Surgery

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FAQs - Post Surgery

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It is expected that immediately after surgery you will notice a significant improvement in vision. This is just the beginning.

It is normal that patients with multifocal IOLs go through an adaptation phase, continuing to improve in the weeks following the procedure. It could take several weeks to realise the full extent of visual correction.

Multifocal IOLs project multiple images on the retina, which your brain uses for viewing objects at different distances. The brain must learn to select the visual information it needs to form an image of near, distant or intermediate objects.This adjustment time will vary for each patient.

With all multifocal IOLs, it is normal after surgery to experience some common visual disturbances. These may be more evident under poor light conditions, such as driving at night. Rings of light, commonly called ‘halos’, may appear around street lights or oncoming car headlights. As the brain adapts, these effects will diminish and become less bothersome. A positive attitude and the awareness that your vision will improve will help you adapt much faster.

If you have cataracts in both eyes, your doctor will typically schedule a second surgery in the near future. You will adjust better to your multifocal intraocular lenses when they are placed in both eyes.

For most patients, the desire for a life without glasses becomes a reality. However, even with an optimal surgical outcome, it may be necessary to use glasses for some activities such as reading or computer work, some of the time. This is a possible trade-off for the increased independence from glasses you can expect; and for many patients, the possibility of freedom from glasses that will last a lifetime.

No, but you can develop a thickening or clouding of the posterior capsule membrane behind your new lens implant in the months or years following your surgery.

This occurs in approximately one in 10 cataract surgery patients and is called posterior capsular opacification and causes blurring of vision.

This can be treated with an outpatient laser procedure, known as YAG laser capsulotomy. It is usually very effective, painless and quick. The risks of YAG laser treatment are much smaller than the risks of the original cataract procedure and will be detailed at your consultation.

For more information on what you should expect after your replacement lens surgery, visit our Aftercare and FAQs page

Technical Aspects

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Choosing exactly what you would like to achieve with cataract or lens replacement surgery is often a tricky task. It can include a lot of technical jargon; including monovision, presbyopia, trifocal lenses, toric lenses, limbal relaxing incisions etc.

This video explains everything you need to know about the surgery and the procedures we use for lens replacement

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