Can Your Body Reject Corneal Implants?

The Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments are made of poly-methyl-methacrylate which is a biocompatible material and will not be rejected by the body. They are also removable and exchangeable so different rings can be used if the correction required changes.

What Are Corneal Implants?

Corneal implants are in terrestrial corneal ring segments like INTACTS, Kerarings and Ferrara rings. They are clear, micro-thin, crescent-shaped devices that are inserted into the cornea to help flatten the corneal shape and thus correct some of the prescription. Corneal implants are a quick and effective treatment option for sufferers of mild to moderate Keratoconus […]

What Is The Recovery Time For Clear Lens Replacement?

After clear lens exchange, it normally takes 24 to 48 hours for distance vision to settle and near vision can take a little longer as it takes longer for the brain to adjust. You can usually start driving 3 to 4 days after treatment. After treatment, you can return to normal life however there are […]

Laser Eye Surgery: What to look for in a Laser Treatment Clinic

What Are Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)?

Implantable contact lenses, often referred to as ICL’s, are an alternative to those who aren’t suitable for laser eye surgery. For example in cases such as severe dry eye, those with thin corneas or prescriptions that are out of range for laser correction. ICL’s are made from collamer, a collagen based material that is bio-compatible […]

Is Laser Eye Surgery Safe And How Long Does It Last For?

Laser eye surgery has been around since the 1980s. Research shows it to be a safe, effective and popular choice of surgery for those wanting freedom from their glasses or contact lenses. It is meant to be a permanent correction provided the eyes have already naturally stabilized. It does not, however, prevent natural ageing processes […]

Who Is Suitable For Clear Lens Replacement Surgery?

As we age, the natural lens in our eye gradually weakens, causing difficulty focusing on objects up close and problems reading. This eventually leads to needing reading glasses after the age of 40. This is called Presbyopia and everyone develops it at some point. For this reason Clear Lens Exchange treatment is ideally suited for […]

Who Is Suitable For Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)?

ICL is the treatment of choice for patients between the ages of 21 and 40 who were not candidates for laser eye surgery due to higher out of range prescriptions, thin corneas, dry eyes syndromes to name but a few. It can also be used to help patients suffering from keratoconus after they’ve had cross-linking […]

What Is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a well understood corneal disorder which is documented in a number of papers as having a prevalence of approximately 1 in 2,000 people. It affects men and women equally, however, it may be more common in certain ethnic groups. Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition, in which the normally round, dome-shaped cornea progressively […]

What Is Clear Lens Replacement And How Does It Work

Clear Lens Exchange, also known as Refractive Lens Exchange, Natural Lens Replacement or Presbyopia Lens Replacement Surgery, involves removing your eyes natural crystalline lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens to correct your vision. The procedure is very similar to cataract surgery, which is one of the most commonly performed medical procedures worldwide, […]