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Lens Replacement Surgery

What you need to know

Lens Replacement Surgery

In some cases, patients are more suitable for a lens replacement procedure than a laser refractive procedure. Candidates for this type of procedure are usually either patients with a higher prescription or those who have age deterioration in their natural lens.

Lens replacement surgery is a safe and highly effective treatment. Various lenses are available to help patients achieve their desired visual results.

  • Multifocal Intraocular Lenses

This type of artificial lens can give patients a good range of vision at all distances without having to rely on glasses. Patients can experience glare and halos around lights at nighttime, however, in the vast majority of cases, these become less bothersome over time.

  • Monovision Intraocular Lenses

An alternative option to multifocal is monovision correction, where we use a single focus lens and correct one eye for distance and the other eye for reading. Monovision or blended vision works very well for many patients.

  • Single Focus Intraocular Lenses

Some patients because of their occupation opt to have very good vision for distance in both of their eyes. Single focus ocular lenses tend not to have glare or halo, however, patients will still need to wear glasses for reading.

  • Phakic Intraocular Lenses

Some patients who are not suitable for laser refractive surgery or lens replacement surgery may be suitable for a phakic intraocular lens implant.  These are usually used in patients who are highly short-sighted and in some patients who have irregular corneas (keratoconus and pellucid marginal degeneration).  Dr. Singh is specially accredited to use STAAR EVO intraocular lenses which have a 20-year history worldwide use and an excellent track record for safety and visual outcomes.

What to expect from your consultation with Hunter Laser Vision

During your consultation:

Our team will:

  • review your medical history and perform a thorough eye examination.
  • take scans of your cornea to determine its shape and thickness.
  • check your intraocular pressure.
  • make a surgical recommendation.
  • provide you with a quotation and book a surgery date.
  • discuss post-operative recovery and follow-up appointments.

Please note:

  • consultations can take up to 3 hours.
  • your pupils may be dilated therefore you will require someone to drive you home.
  • it can take 3 hours for vision to return to normal.

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