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MULTIFOCAL LENSES
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MULTIFOCAL LENSES

PRIVATE MULTIFOCAL LENSES SURGERY

If you’re over 40, reading again without glasses is achievable – even if you have a severe prescription or the beginnings of cataract. Ask your Consultant about Multifocal lenses.

A Multifocal lens is a type of lens which can be implanted inside the eye by a specialist surgeon. This allows a person to see distance and near without the need for glasses.

CONDITIONS TREATED BY MULTIFOCAL LENSES

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WHY DO I NEED MULTIFOCAL LENSES?

In the young eye, the human lens becomes fatter and thinner to focus on things near and far respectively. As a person approaches their mid-40s, the human lens becomes too thick and stiff to continue focusing the different distances effectively. This condition slowly becomes worse over time. This is called presbyopia. There is no artificial lens that can exactly emulate the young human lens by becoming fatter and thinner. Yet multifocal lenses provide a different way of effectively focusing on the different distances.

WHO IS SUITABLE FOR MULTIFOCAL LENSES?

A careful assessment and diagnostic tests will determine if you can benefit from multifocal lenses. Some people are not suitable for these lenses and I will advise you accordingly.

I HAVE CATARACTS, CAN I HAVE MULTIFOCAL LENSES?

Yes, it is possible to remove cataracts and replace them with multifocal lenses, therefore, allowing the patient to see a range of distances without glasses.

I HAVE VARIFOCAL OR BIFOCAL GLASSES, WOULD MULTIFOCAL LENSES BE SUITABLE FOR ME?

Yes, if you don’t have cataracts but are struggling with varifocal or bifocal glasses, multifocal lenses might be suitable for you. Generally, lenses can be removed before they have cataracts and replaced with multifocal lenses. This is called refractive lens exchange, or Clarivue. Usually, the patient needs to have clearly established presbyopia and a careful assessment by a refractive surgeon to determine if they can benefit from this treatment.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE  EFFECTS OF MULTIFOCAL LENSES?

Generally, there is a period of adaptation as the brain learns to see the world with the new lenses. Patients can also experience halos around bright lights, which some patients can find distracting.

ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF “MULTIFOCAL LENSES”

ADVANTAGES

  • See distance and near without the need for reading glasses.

DISADVANTAGES

  • Period of adaptation as the brain learns to see the world with the new lenses.
  • Patients can also experience halos around bright lights, which some patients can find distracting.

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FAQs ABOUT MULTIFOCAL LENS

No, the eye is never removed, I operate with the eye in its natural place.

No, the lens is for life and should not need to be replaced.

I recommend no swimming or heavy exertional sports for 3 weeks after the surgery.

I recommend no travel for 3 weeks in case you need attention for any unusual complaint.

All types of surgery no matter where or who carries them out are associated with side effects and complications. I will discuss all complications with you and written information will also be provided. My complications rate is well below the national average.

Yes, this is possible, I will discuss the possible options available at the time of the first consultation.

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