Vision correction

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Implantable contact lenses are similar to the flexible implants used in modern cataract surgery, but they are implanted in the eye to correct vision without removing the natural lens. This treatment is commonly used to treat high glasses prescriptions and astigmatism.

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How does laser eye surgery work?

Laser eye surgery (laser sight correction) involves precise reshaping of the cornea to very accurately correct short sight (myopia), long sight (hyperopia), and astigmatism. At Moorfields Private we offer LASIK and surface laser treatments (PRK, LASEK, and TransPRK).

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What is LASIK eye surgery?

LASIK is the most commonly performed type of laser eye surgery. The procedure involves reshaping the tissue beneath a corneal flap to correct short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism. The surgery takes between 10-15 minutes for both eyes to be treated, and is pain-free.

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Lens replacement surgery, also known as refractive lens exchange, is a common procedure which involves replacing the natural lens in the eye with a synthetic one. This new intraocular lens corrects short-sightedness, long-sightedness and astigmatism, reducing the need for contact lenses and glasses. This procedure can also improve vision for those suffering from cataracts.

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Refractive lens exchange (RLE) involves replacing the natural lens inside the eye with a synthetic implant called an intraocular lens. It is performed to reduce the need for glasses or contact lenses.

RLE is suitable for people over 50 years of age and have a glasses prescription higher than the normal range for laser eye surgery.

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Mr Vincenzo Maurino

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Daniel Gore

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Miss Linda Ficker

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Mark Wilkins

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Julian Stevens

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Bruce Allan

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Romesh Angunawela

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Alexander Ionides

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Mr Martin Watson

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

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Ms Laura de Benito-Llopis

Consultant Ophthalmologist

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Professor David Gartry

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon


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If you are covered by private medical insurance, please verify the details with your insurer prior to arrival and if possible, obtain a pre-authorisation number.

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