GETTING REFRACTIVE CATARACT SURGERY IN LONDON
The ideal treatment if you have a cataract and want to reduce your dependence on glasses
Why you should get refractive cataract surgery
The best thing about refractive cataract surgery…
Our patients make more time for life
They benefited from our experience and expertise and no longer miss out on the life they want most
The procedure was so quick and the people performing it – in particular the surgeon, put me at ease – I wasn’t at all apprehensive. The next day my vision was perfect and I have had better than 20|20 vision ever since. I would recommend this to anyone, best thing I ever did.
On the day of the surgery Dr Patel was excellent, he explained everything clearly. I would not hesitate to recommend!
I had LASIK eye surgery with Dr Manek Patel and am extremely happy with the result. I only wish that I had had it done sooner. The surgery was unbelievably quick and painless and the recovery also very quick. I now have better than 20/20 vision.
Hi, I had Lasek eye surgery 3 weeks ago. Dr Manek did the procedure, he put me at ease and chatted throughout the surgery to keep my mind off the surgery. My vision is perfect now! I’m really happy I went through with the surgery, I would recommend it to anyone thinking about getting it done!
I had my LASIK wavefront intralase surgery on the sat 9th March and my surgeon was Mr Manek Patel.(the best). I’m a person who is scared of everything but decided to go for the op. I was -3.00 in both eyes and I now have better than 20/20 vision and so happy! I’m just so happy I can see. Thank you!
Great results. Achieved 20/20 vision. Should have done long ago!
Had my LASEK with Manek Patel 1 month ago. Totally put me at ease considering this was an enhancement. 1 month on and I have 20/20 vision.
How does it work? It’s simple
We know most of our patients wish they had refractive cataract surgery sooner. What holds them back? Time!
Everyone says “I’ll get to it, but honestly, how many things do we let get in the way of what we want? The first step is simply to call and request a consultation by phoning the number below.
Attend the consultation at the hour and time that fits your busy lifestyle.
Recover your time. Glasses and contact lenses waste valuable time, and cannot directly treat or cure cataracts. Restore your vision, and free yourself up to enjoy hobbies and people you love.
Cataract surgery & refractive cataract surgery explained
In these toggles you will find everything you need to know
Cataract surgery removes your cataracts. It’s available on the NHS if you’re prepared to wait. However, refractive cataract surgery is ideal if you:
- seek to reduce your dependence on glasses and contact lenses
- want special care taken to address any astigmatism you might have
- choose your own consultant eye surgeon
- be seen by your consultant surgeon at every stage of the patient pathway
- have a comprehensive choice of lens options to suit your needs and lifestyle
You may not be suitable for refractive cataract surgery if you have very high visual requirements for distant or near tasks or if you frequently drive at night.
Some patients with coexisting eye conditions, e.g. advanced glaucoma, may not be suitable.
Conventional cataract surgery with a standard single focal lens would typically improve your vision in either the distance or near, but not both.
Advantages of refractive cataract surgery
- You will be less dependent on spectacles
- It can treat astigmatism
- You will have enhanced convenience and lifestyle
Disadvantages of refractive cataract surgery
- We must discuss your motivations and desired results before, to ensure they are achievable
- You may require glasses for very fine print
- There are possible visual side effects, e.g. glare
The risks of refractive cataract surgery include:
- There is an adaptation period where your eyes must adjust to the new lens. This can take time
- Because we are operating inside the eye, there is a different risk profile to laser eye surgery
- There is the possibility that you will not adjust to the multi-focal lens and may need it replaced with a single focal lens
If you do not want to have the multi-focal lens, you can opt for a single-focal lens.
With refractive cataract surgery, we can treat your cataracts and improve your vision in 4 simple steps:
- We administer anaesthetic eye drops and can provide mild sedation so that you are comfortable and relaxed
- Using keyhole surgery, we make two tiny incisions in the white of your eye and remove the natural lens
- We then implant a small artificial lens called an intraocular implant
- You can go home the same day
After surgery, you will have significantly reduced or eliminated your dependence on glasses or contact lenses.
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Learn more about refractive cataract surgery
Educate yourself further by reading the links below
A guide on lens replacement surgery, as well as laser eye surgery. Click here for more information.
A guide that provides some information on intraocular lens implants. Click here for more information.
A guide on refractive lens exchange. Click here for more information.
About the experts
With a combined 55 years of knowledge and experience, Romil and Manek Patel are a formidable force in eye surgery
Mr Manek Patel
MBBS MRCOphth DO CertLRS
Highly respected by his peers and with many years of experience, Manek Patel specialises in LASIK and LASEK laser eye surgery and has given almost 50,000 people freedom from glasses and contact lenses throughout the course of his career.
Mr Romil Patel
MBBS BSc MRCS FRCOphth PgDipCRS CertLRS
Romil is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital London, a leading international eye hospital that provides access to state-of-the-art equipment, expertise and knowledge to solve the most complex patient cases. To compliment his private sector refractive surgery work, Romil also operates in the NHS domain as a cataract surgeon.