Lens replacement surgery usually takes about 15 minutes and is performed on an outpatient basis. Each eye is done separately, usually about a week apart.
We apply numbing anaesthetic drops to the eyes to prevent any discomfort.
You can usually resume your usual everyday activities such as work and driving a week after your surgery, dependent on your eye surgeon’s instructions.
The final outcome of lens replacement can take up to several weeks, and you may notice vision disturbances such as blurry vision, halos and glare, or a “scratchy” sensation as your eyes heal. Most people report immediate vision improvement after surgery.
Normally, you won’t feel an IOL in your eye, in the same way that you don’t feel a dental filling for a cavity. And since the lens implant is inside your eye and not on the surface like a contact lens, it’s not visible to others.
The artificial intraocular lens is a permanent replacement for your natural lens and is designed to last the rest of your life. Also, there is minimal risk of regression (loss of corrective effect or deterioration of vision) over time