How long does lens replacement take?


When you decide that you want to go ahead with lens replacement surgery – maybe that’s something recommended by a friend, optometrist, or you did your own research – you’re going to meet a surgeon. The surgeon will discuss with you whether you are suitable for lens replacement surgery, what type of implants you can have, what to expect and what options you have to fulfil your needs.

Then when all your questions have been answered, it’s time for you make a decision, and to book your surgery at a time convenient to you. The surgery itself is straightforward; it takes 10, 15 minutes…

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The recovery is very fast, and within a week, you’ll be back to your normal life. We give you some advice and dos and don’ts for the first week or two after surgery. Usually, we’ll treat the two eyes separately. So you’ll have one eye done, and in the following few days, you will have the second eye done.

Four to six weeks after surgery, you achieve your final visual outcomes, and whatever you achieve at that stage is something you keep for life. There is usually no need for additional glasses or any further correction after that.

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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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