How does a lens replacement procedure work?


The lens replacement procedure itself is like a cataract operation. According to the eye model, this is the front of the eye, which is the cornea. You’ve got the cornea in the front and behind the cornea. You’ve got the iris and the pupil in the middle, and behind it, you have the lens. 

Lens replacement surgery is replacing the clear lens of the eye, while the cataract surgery you’re replacing the cloudiness in the eye.

The surgery itself is a very small keyhole surgery where we enter inside the eye. We use a special ultrasound device which emulsifies or break down the lens material and sucks it out. In that space, we put a new lens implant. The type of implant depends on what decision was made during the consultation. It could be a mono-focal lens implant, a multifocal lens implant, or it could be a toric lens implant that corrects your astigmatism.

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Mr Samer Hamada | Consultant Ophthalmologist and Corneal Surgeon

MD, MSc, DO (hons), FRCSEd, FRCOphth I am Samer Hamada, founder and consultant ophthalmic surgeon with over 20 years’ experience in ophthalmology. I am a world-renowned specialist in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. I’m not only a leading surgeon but also the only dual fellowship trained in corneal diseases in children from reputable institutions in the UK. At Eye Clinic London I work closely with other consultant ophthalmologists, optometrists and orthoptists to achieve the best outcomes for our patients. Our main aim is to make sure our patients get the safest and best treatments available to them. We put your safety before anything else so you can rest assured that if you choose us you will be in the best and safest hands.

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