Lens Replacement Surgery

Award-Winning Surgeon with Multi-Followship Training

Advanced Surgical Machinery & Diagnostic Devices

Affordable & Flexible Finance Options

Central London Locations

Lens Replacement Surgery

Performed by an Award-Winning Surgeon with Multi-Followship Training

Advanced Surgical Machinery & Diagnostic Devices

Affordable & Flexible Finance Options

Central London Locations

About Us

At the AI Vision Clinic, we combine world-leading clinical expertise with most cutting-edge technology in eye care.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is utilised where possible to optimise treatment outcomes.

Highly Specialized
Care

State of Art
Diagnostic Devices

Highly Advanced
New Technologies

Highest Board of Certification
for Ophthalmology Consultants

Clinic Led By a Consultant
Eye Surgeon

What is Lens Replacement Surgery?

Lens Replacement Surgery or refractive lens exchange involves the removal of the natural crystalline lens of your eye and then replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) for vision correction. The optical properties of the inserted lens can correct almost any refractive defect, including short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism in some cases.

Who can benefit from refractive lens exchange?

Your sight can be improved significantly by getting the lens replacement surgery if you are

  • Aged over 40
  • You have the early signs of cataract formation
  • Have developed presbyopia or a reading prescription
  • Difficulty seeing at night (poor night vision)

Vision after Refractive Lens Replacement surgery

Vision just after the Refractive Lens Replacement surgery might be a bit blurry because of the effect of the drops and the viscoelastic gel placed for convenience. Your vision will improve drastically within 24 hours of the surgery. The initial vision outcome might fluctuate for 2-3 weeks because of the drops and adaptation of the IOL to the eye. As the eyes heal, you will notice a decrease in the few symptomatic complaints like grittiness and mild redness and feel an improved, consistent vision without any other discomforts.

Benefits of Refractive Lens Replacement

Refractive lens replacement provides a permanent solution for refractive error in the long run in comparison to other modes of refractive error correction. You do not need to be bothered about the yearly changing of your glasses or contacts and can happily stay without glasses for life. And its recovery period is short, meaning you can get back to your normal life in a very short time post-surgery.

Vision after Refractive Lens Replacement surgery

Vision just after the Refractive Lens Replacement surgery might be a bit blurry because of the effect of the drops and the viscoelastic gel placed for convenience. Your vision will improve drastically within 24 hours of the surgery. The initial vision outcome might fluctuate for 2-3 weeks because of the drops and adaptation of the IOL to the eye. As the eyes heal, you will notice a decrease in the few symptomatic complaints like grittiness and mild redness and feel an improved, consistent vision without any other discomforts.

Benefits of Refractive Lens Replacement

Refractive lens replacement provides a permanent solution for refractive error in the long run in comparison to other modes of refractive error correction. You do not need to be bothered about the yearly changing of your glasses or contacts and can happily stay without glasses for life. And its recovery period is short, meaning you can get back to your normal life in a very short time post-surgery.

Lens Replacement Surgery

At A Glance

Back to work

1 week

Surgery Time

1 Hour

Hospital Stay

Day Case

Up & Mobile

1 Day

Up & Mobile

1 Day

Driving 4-5

Days

Washing

After 1 Day

Exercise

1 Week

Anaesthetic

Local Anaesthetia

Full Recovery

1-2 Weeks

Back to work

1 Week

Surgery Time

1 Hour

Hospital Stay

Day Case

Up & Mobile

1 Day

Travelling

5-6 Days

Driving

4-5 Days

Washing

After 1 Day

Exercise

1 Week

Anaesthetic

Local Anesthesia

Full Recovery

1-2 Weeks

Frequently Asked Questions

In the hands of an experienced surgeon, the operation takes 10-15 min. The patient can go home immediately after routine surgery, and vision usually improves significantly within a few days.

Yes, at the AI Vision Clinic, refractive lens exchange surgery can be performed on both eyes on the same day.

No, refractive lens replacement is not a painful procedure. Numbing drops are instilled in the eyes before the surgery. So, you will not feel any pain during the procedure. After the surgery, you may feel mild discomfort during the recovery. It can be resolved by medications and post-operative care.

The cataract can’t grow back after refractive lens replacement surgery. But sometimes, secondary cataracts due to scar tissue behind the surface of the IOL may occur. You can go for a laser procedure called Yag Capsulotomy in London to clear the tissue and clean the lens.

Like every surgical procedure, refractive lens replacement comes with a set of potential complications and other things that could go wrong. But if you are getting operated by an experienced surgeon in London using the correct IOL for you along with taking care of other safety parameters, nothing can go wrong with the surgery. You can talk to an expert in AI Vision, London, for more information.

Irrespective of the clinic you choose in London, The cataract surgery does not take more than 20- 45 minutes. However, the pre-procedure takes 3-4 hours, including getting the preoperative care, administering drops, etc. Even after the cataract surgery gets over, you can go home only after your ocular parameters like vision and intraocular pressure have been recorded and monitored by the surgeon.

Refractive lens replacement is deemed an elective procedure and therefore not generally covered by any insurance company in London. But under your London employer, you can claim certain reimbursement in terms of corporate insurance benefits. Having healthcare credit cards or payment plan options also helps bear the cost of Refractive lens replacements surgery to a certain extent.

Yes, refractive lens replacement is permanent and is not a reversible procedure. Unlike natural lenses, IOL has a warranty of 100 years. So, you need not look for any other ocular surgeries in London to exchange or replace the lens. The lens in itself is designed to provide a permanent eye care solution.

About the surgeon

Mukhtar Bizrah is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and specializes in cornea and cataract surgery. Dr Bizrah is one of the few ophthalmic surgeons in the world who is board certified in the UK, Canada, and Europe. As well as being the Co-founder and Director of the London Eye Course, he is also the Founder of the London Laser and Refractive Surgery Course. Dr Bizrah has more than 12 years of extensive experience in cornea and cataract surgery and has won numerous awards and prizes both nationally and internationally.

Highly respected among his peers, Dr Bizrah has led 30 research presentations around the world and has written 15 peer-reviewed research articles on his expertise in the field. As an expert in advanced corneal diseases and cataracts, Dr Bizrah’s training excelled from University College London, St. George’s University of London, and London Deanery. With two years at the Western Eye Hospital and Moorfields, Dr Bizrah has Fellowships from the London Western Eye Hospital and the University of British Columbia.

A dedicated humanitarian, Dr Bizrah is currently establishing links with Tanzania to support ophthalmology training to facilitate better eye care for those in need.

About The Surgeon

Mukhtar Bizrah is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon and specializes in Corneal and cataract surgery. Dr Bizrah is one of the few ophthalmic surgeons in the world who is board certified in the UK, Canada, and Europe. As well as being the Co-founder and Director of the London Eye Course, he is also the founder of the London Laser and Refractive Surgery Course. Dr Bizrah has more than 12 years of extensive experience in Corneal and cataract surgery and has won numerous awards and prizes both nationally and internationally.

Highly respected among his peers, Dr Bizrah has led 30 research presentations around the world and has written 15 peer-reviewed research articles on his expertise in the field. As an expert in advanced Corneal diseases and cataracts, Dr Bizrah’s training excelled from University College London, St. George’s University of London, and London Deanery. With two years at the Western Eye Hospital and Moorfields, Dr Bizrah has Fellowships from the London Western Eye Hospital and the University of British Columbia.

A dedicated humanitarian, Dr Bizrah is currently establishing links with Tanzania to support ophthalmology training to facilitate better eye care for those in need.

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    AI Vision Clinic

    153-173 Marylebone, London NW1 SQH

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    383 Kensington High Sreet, London W14 8QA

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    22a Harley St, London W1G 9BP