Expert surgeons

Mr Keith Bates

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
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Mr Robert Morris
BSc(Hons), MB BS (Hons), MRCP, FRCS, FRCOphth

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
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Mr Paul Rosen
BSc(Hons), MB ChB, FRCS, FRCOphth, MBA

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon
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Eye surgery available in London and the Southeast

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Lens Replacement Suitability

Am I a candidate for Lens Replacement?

Many factors contribute to the ‘ideal’ Lens Replacement candidate. Your circumstances, lifestyle, glasses prescription and pupil size can all affect the possible outcome.

We discuss these factors with you at a consultation. Having a multi-focal IOL is the same as having a new visual system fitted. It will take some time for your brain to adjust and adapt to the new images it is seeing.

Before meeting your eye surgeon it is worth asking yourself:

  • How important is it for me to be less dependent on my glasses or contact lenses?
  • Am I prepared to have both eyes operated?
  • Can I allow at least three months to become familiar with using the lenses?

How much will the Lens Replacement procedure cost?

Our Practice Managers can offer guidance on the expense of an initial consultation. They can also give you guide prices with regards to the various treatment options available.

How long does Lens Replacement last?

The lens implants we use are useful for a lifetime. A cataract cannot grow in an artificial lens and some patients develop thickening of the residual lens tissue that supports the lens. Should this occur, we can deal with it in a simple outpatient laser procedure known as a YAG laser capsulotomy.

I am not suitable for LASIK, could Lens Replacement be an option for me?

Lens Replacement is best for longsighted and shortsighted people who have become presbyopic. Lens Replacement patients also includes those whose corneas are too thin for Laser Eye Surgery. Unlike Laser Eye Surgery, we treat one eye at a time.

Advantages of Lens Replacement v LASIK

  • Laser eye surgery patients are likely to go on to develop presbyopia and cataract as they age.
  • If you are already in your late 40s, 50s or 60’s Lens Replacement will remain stable over time.
  • You will never need cataract surgery later in life.
  • Lens Replacement can be more suitable for people in their 40’s and 50’s with thin corneas or higher prescriptions.

Hear expert eye surgeon Robert Morris discuss Laser Replacement Suitability

Get in touch

The best way to figure out your options is to give us a call on: 0800 368 9277 and we can help answer any questions you have.

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What are the risks of refractive lens exchange?

Robert Morris talks about the risks of refractive lens exchange operations. Most risks are addressed by skilled surgeons before surgery.

How much does refractive lens exchange cost?

Robert Morris talks about the costs of refractive lens exchange, that are mainly based on the technology, skills and costs of lenses.

Does refractive lens exchange hurt?

Many patients are concerned with discomfort around eye surgery. Robert Morris answers the question if a refractive lens exchange hurts.

What lenses are available to correct my presbyopia?

Robert Morris explains what kind of lenses are available to correct presbyopia.

How does refractive lens exchange differ from cataract surgery?

Robert Morris explains the difference between refractive lens exchange and cataract surgery and the lenses used.

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