Refractive Lens Exchange/ Lens Replacement Surgery in London

Achieve greater visual acuity with leading lens surgeon Sharmina Khan and leave those spectacles behind.

Refractive lens exchange/lens replacement surgery is a procedure that can correct distance, intermediate +/- near vision needs. Using either standard or laser assisted phacoemulsification surgery. The eye’s natural lens will be replaced with an intraocular implant based on your eye’s refractive error and can correct presbyopia.

With almost 20 years of Ophthalmic Surgical experience in London, Sharmina Khan can sharpen your focus and boost your visual range in this pain and stress-free operation.

RLE is a surgical procedure used to correct visual imperfections. In the procedure, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with a synthetic intraocular implant that is tailored to the patient’s prescription. This kind of surgery can improve a range of irregularities and reduce reliance on contact lenses and spectacles.

Yes. RLE is a simple operation that takes around 15-20 minutes per eye. As with all surgical procedures, there are cases of complications, but these are uncommon and if they do occur can be easily addressed with further treatment.

Sharmina Khan carries out Refractive Lens Exchange/Lens Replacement Surgery under local anaesthetic and sedation, meaning the procedure is pain free; however you will feel touch and movement. In the days following the surgery, there may be a small amount of discomfort, but this should clear up within a week.

The synthetic intraocular lenses used to replace the eye’s natural lens are biocompatible and designed to last for your whole life. If a lens needs to be replaced again in a procedure called Intraocular Lens Exchange, but this is extremely rare, affecting about 2.5 per 10,000 patients.

Boost Your Vision and Enhance Your Daily Life with a Range of Simple, Stress-Free Procedures.

Sharmina Khan has been working at the cutting edge of ophthalmic eye treatment for years. From her specialist clinic based at world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital, with an emphasis on outstanding patient care.

Whatever your individual requirements, Sharmina Khan can help you become less dependent on contact lenses and spectacles and live a life of sharper focus and clarity.

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