Is refractive lens exchange dangerous?

Refractive lens exchange is not a dangerous procedure.

It’s a very safe procedure with a very high success rate and a very high patient satisfaction rate.

Every surgical procedure carries a small element of risk. A full discussion during the consultation with the patient regarding the potential benefits and the potential risks of the surgery is important.

Sometimes patients will want to come back for a second visit. They’re welcome to do this once they’ve had time to consider the proposal and read the written summary of information that I give them at the end of the consultation…

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Once all questions have been answered satisfactorily, patients often choose to go ahead and are very satisfied with the outcomes.

It’s not a dangerous procedure.

I invite you to book a consultation to determine your suitability for refractive cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. It’s the only way to determine your suitability for these procedures and to have an in-depth discussion regarding the risks and benefits of each of them. I look forward to seeing you there and taking you through the journey to achieving your desired postoperative outcome.

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Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb, FRCOphth

Consultant Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon

iLase is the private practice of Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Prof Mohammed Muhtaseb. Based in South Wales, he is one of the very few ophthalmologists working in the UK who is a fellowship-trained specialist in Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He holds full specialist registration with the General Medical Council and was appointed as a Consultant in the NHS in 2006.