How successful is lens replacement?


Lens replacement surgery is one of the most successful operations we do. It’s very similar to the cataract operation success rate, in terms of the surgical outcomes.

Visual outcomes depend on the type of implants you have. So, if you have multi-focal lens implants, you can expect to be able to read and see distance without needing glasses.

Freedom of glasses is normally achieved in around 85% of patients. Those 10 to 15% of patients that still have a refractive error, or let’s call it residual refractive error after the operation, will require additional surgeries, such as laser vision correction to complement the outcomes, and give them freedom from glasses.

You have to be suitable for laser vision correction before this can be offered to you.

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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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