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Refractive Lens Exchange

The most suitable vision correction option for patients over 40 is Refractive Lens Exchange. This is a particularly good choice for patients whom have lost the ability to accommodate the need for glasses to read as well as see in the distance.

Lens implant surgery (also called refractive lens exchange) is a surgical procedure to remove the natural lens of the eye and replace it with personalised lenses, which provide the best and most accurate correction for a patient’s vision. The new lenses are either mono-focal, multi-focal or pseudo-accommodative intra-ocular lens implant (IOL). Replacement lens exchange can deliver multi-focal vision, meaning that following treatment, patients may have clear vision up close, at intermediate distances and at far distance. It may eliminate the need for bifocals or reading glasses.

The procedure is a more advanced form of cataract surgery as the lens inserted is more technologically superior and the results more accurate. The procedure usually takes less than 10 minutes to do under a local anaesthetic, and is painless. There is usually a rapid recovery of vision.

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Refractive Lens Exchange

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Frequently asked questions

The consultation is the pivotal in the key to success of surgery and meticulous planning is paramount. Mr Jayaswal and his team will perform a series of measurements including refraction, corneal topography, optical aberrometry and biometry. He will then examine your eye and talk to you in detail about your visual requirements and your aspirations. The aim is to provide a bespoke solution to each person best suited to their current status and their wishes, where possible.

The choice of procedure and lens is based on a number of factors including your age, eye condition, eye health as well as your lifestyle and visual needs. All issues, including alternatives to treatment, the risks and benefits of the procedures available, general or specific to you will be discussed with you in detail, This process can take a while depending on how quickly test results are obtained, so please be prepared to spend 90 minutes at the clinic.

The procedure is carried out at your chosen hospital as a day case procedure. In the interests of safety, one eye is treated at a time. You will be admitted to your own private cubicle, where Mr Jayaswal will come and see you beforehand to have a short chat before proceeding.

Lens Implant Surgery involves replacing your natural lens with a specially chosen artificial lens. It is carried out under a local anaesthetic (a general anaesthetic can be arranged in the rare instances that it is felt to be preferable) and you will be in the hospital for 2-4 hours, although the procedure only takes about 10 minutes on average.

The first 2 minutes of the procedure involves the use of the Ziemer Z8 femtosecond laser. Introduced to the UK by Mr Jayaswal, the laser performs several key steps of the surgery 1/1000thmm accuracy – thereby offering unprecedented levels of safety and precision.

Your natural lens is removed by a small ultrasonic probe via a 2mm opening in the edge of the cornea. This opening is made with the laser so the whole procedure is bladeless. The natural lens membrane, which is clear, is left behind, and the new lens is placed into this membrane ‘bag”.

Recovery from surgery is usually rapid. Eye drops are required for a few weeks afterwards, and a check-up is usually scheduled in the first week or so after surgery.

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From £ 3938

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Christine Ayling
Christine Ayling
30/01/2023
From the first consultation through to the final follow up appointment I cannot fault the whole experience. Rakesh Jayaswal put me at my ease, was friendly, professional & caring. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
David Debono
David Debono
11/01/2023
I cannot fault my experience with LaserVision. Results are amazing Care and support 10 out of 10 Cost…..definitely worth it, 100% Thanks to Rakesh and team for everything, I could not be happier.
Angela Corbett
Angela Corbett
14/12/2022
I received outstanding care and support throughout my treatment that went above and beyond my expectations in every aspect. All of my fears were allayed in a caring and sensitive way, that inspired my confidence to go ahead with the lens replacement surgery. The outcome is amazing. I am glasses free with excellent vision. I cannot thank Rakesh and his team enough. His kindness and skill has changed my life. I highly recommend Rakesh and his team at Laservision.
Mark Stradling
Mark Stradling
14/11/2022
Not only is Rakesh a very nice man, he is a master of his craft and has demonstrated a keen desire to ensure I am truly happy with my new eyes. Sometimes things dont go precisely to plan and it is at times like this some might create reasons to run away. Not Rakesh or anyone on the Laser Vision team. They are incredibly dedicated to customer service and my well being, ultimately ensuring that one of my most important senses, will be vastly improved from it's former blurred state and enable me to live a full colorful life, for the rest of my life.
Mark Bailey
Mark Bailey
12/11/2022
Friendly, professional service, really pleased with surgery result.
Keely Green
Keely Green
10/11/2022
Wonderful service from the 1st appointment. Caring staff and my options were explained to me thoroughly in great detail. The operation was painless and happened in no time at all. The staff on the day were attentive to all my needs. The after care was impeccable. Having lens replacement surgery was the best decision I could make. It has changed my life and being free of glasses is amazing. Rakesh and his team at Laservision have been so kind and so professional I can't recommend them enough.
Bernadette Grima
Bernadette Grima
10/10/2022
I've had cataracts and laser with Mr Rakesh Jayaswal this year. I was delighted with his help and re-assurance throughout both procedures and cannot recommend him and his team highly enough. Always with a friendly smile and very patient in answering all my queries. All the team, including Vicky and the admin ladies, were a joy to deal with. I highly recommend LaserVision and would certainly go back if I need any further treatment in the future.
John Robinson
John Robinson
11/10/2021
Very well looked after from the first consultation. Needn't have worried about the painless lens replacement surgery and now I have perfect long distance and short vision for the first time in over fifty years. A huge thanks to Rakesh and all of his team from a very satisfied patient.
Helen McDowall
Helen McDowall
11/09/2020
From first consultation, through surgery, to discharge- review, lens replacement surgery and aftercare has been seamless. I have always felt well cared- for and supported even throughout 2020 when Covid19 moved the goal posts! Rakesh and his team are ultimate professionals in their field and really believe in what they're doing. They are just lovely human- beings. This surgery liberated my life from contact lenses and glasses after 45 years. Thankyou ....
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