Lens Surgery is perhaps the best alternative for people suffering from more severe prescriptions and is also performed to remove cataracts. Lens replacement surgery corrects your refractive error through replacing your eye’s natural eye lens with an intraocular lens (IOL). By replacing the defective lens, you achieve clear vision and to a larger extent minimise dependency on reading glasses or bifocals.
As we reach our forties and beyond we develop presbyopia or worsening near focus. This usually means the constant need for reading glasses. To many healthy and active individuals this can be limiting. They often seek a solution for continued spectacle independence. This can be provided by safe and effective surgical procedures.
Refractive surgery is performed in order to reduce/eliminate spectacle dependence. In can be combined with cataract surgery or be performed as a Refractive Lens Exchange procedure. Similarly Laser vision correction (LASIK/LASEK) and Implantable lenses (ICL) can be used to correct sight problems in younger patients. I am able to discuss and offer all these solutions.
ICL treatment is best suited to patients with very high prescriptions of short-sight, long-sight and astigmatism. The lenses used are similar to a very small contact lens that is placed inside the eye, instead of sitting on the surface of the eye as with contact lenses.
The Implantable Collamer Lens or ICL is a high quality alternative to LASIK or LASEK. It produces high quality vision with no induced dry eye.
AMD is an age related process which is increasingly common. It can cause otherwise healthy individuals to have a compromised quality of life due to reduced central vision.
This revolutionary Lens implant allows patients with AMD to improve their ability to see. The procedure is safe and effective. In addition it is less invasive and expensive than many other lens implant alternatives available. It is now available in London.
A cataract occurs when the eye’s lens becomes cloudy. Cataract surgery restores clear natural vision and can eliminate the need for glasses at the same time.
As we age or we develop certain diseases, the lens in our eye can becomes opaque. This reduces the amount of light entering the eye resulting in dull and reduced vision. Cataract surgery is the only method to restore vision in this instance. It is safe and effective. If combined with a premium lens implant it can also result in spectacle freedom. Simulated vision with cataract with the picture on the left and after cataract surgery below.
After the age of forty-five, the majority of patients will require reading glasses (Presbyopia). This condition is brought on by the natural ‘stiffening’ of the lens inside your eye.
The eye is purposefully treated with one eye for short sightedness and distance vision for the other using monofocals.
Monofocal lenses correct your vision for good distance vision only. Following the insertion of these lenses, reading glasses will be required regardless of your age, unless you opt for a slightly short-sighted lens in one eye (Monovision).
Multifocal lenses also eliminate or reduce the need for reading glasses (presbyopia). This treatment can ‘turn back the clock’ to restore youthful vision for close up, intermediate and distance vision.
This procedure is where two lenses are implanted – the primary lens and a supplementary piggyback lens. A duet procedure would be chosen in cases of complex prescriptions or where a future adjustment may be required.
Contact lenses for astigmatism. Toric contact lenses correct for astigmatism issues that arise from a different curvature of the cornea or lens in your eye (referred to as regular astigmatism, corneal astigmatism or lenticular astigmatism).