Restore your vision with Lens Replacement Surgery in London from one of UK’s highest rated eye surgeons

Consultant Ophthalmologist London
MBChB MD FRCOphth CertLRS

Why Mr Hove?

  • Mr Hove was the founding cataract surgeon of the most efficient cataract surgery unit in the country.
  • He has personally successfully performed over 16,000 cataract and refractive procedures.
  • He has received multiple personal recommendations from satisfied patients in both the NHS and the private sector.
  • Mr Hove provides one-to-one contact throughout the whole process, from the initial consultation all the way to surgery and aftercare.

How does lens replacement surgery work?

Lens replacement surgery deals with the natural lens in your eye, which either needs to be enhanced with an additional synthetic lens, or to be replaced. This lens treatment improves your vision to reduce or eliminate your reliance on glasses and contact lenses.

The two things that cause your prescription to change are the shape of your cornea (front window of the eye) and the shape of your crystalline lens. Your crystalline lens will be replaced with a plastic lens (refractive lens exchange) which will never change power but your cornea will still change over time noticeably after 15-25 years.

How much does it cost?

The cost of your lens replacement surgery depends on the type of treatment you need, your prescription, and your personal requirements. A range of payment and financing options, which can help to spread the cost. Mr Hove will provide you with information on costs at your consultation.

You can view specific procedure costs on the prices page.

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What can I expect?

A relatively pain-free experience
Lens replacement surgery deals with the natural lens in your eye, which either needs to be enhanced with an additional synthetic lens, or to be replaced. This lens treatment improves your vision to reduce or eliminate your reliance on glasses and contact lenses. Unlike contact lenses, which sit on the surface of your eye, a synthetic lens is placed inside it, so you won’t feel a thing.

What can I expect?

A relatively pain-free experience
Lens surgery deals with the natural lens in your eye, which either needs to be enhanced with an additional synthetic lens, or to be replaced. This lens treatment improves your vision to reduce or eliminate your reliance on glasses and contact lenses. Unlike contact lenses, which sit on the surface of your eye, a synthetic lens is placed inside it, so you won’t feel a thing.

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Quick procedure

Lens replacement surgery is a short procedure. Typically both eyes are done on the same day taking 25 minutes to do both (5 minutes turn around between eyes).

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Short recovery time

We recommend to our lens surgery patients that they wait three days before returning to work. However, as every patient is different, your surgeon will make the best recommendations for you depending on your recovery time and work environment.

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Refractive lens exchange, also called lens replacement surgery or natural lens replacement, may be a better option than laser eye surgery for people with presbyopia (need glasses to read) and high hyperopia (farsightedness).

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) replaces your eye’s clear natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to correct your refractive error and achieve sharper focus, reducing or eliminating your need for reading glasses or bifocals.

There are two different types of lens surgery; the procedure that Mr Hove recommends depends upon your specific needs.

The first, lens replacement surgery, is also known as refractive lens exchange (RLE) and the second is Phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) surgery. Mr Hove offers a variety of premium lenses, so that he can provide the best solution for each patient’s individual visual requirements.
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