What are the risks of refractive lens exchange?

The surgery  is extremely successful. It is the commonest procedure carried out in the UK and in fact the commonest procedure carried out worldwide. The principal risk of refractive lens exchange and something that we always warn people about is the risk of infection or haemorrhage. Although this is rare, people need to be aware of this potential complication.
The vast majority of patients, we feel, are seeing extremely well within two or three days and the remainder within about two or three weeks. So overall it’s a hugely successful procedure.
If you suspect that you have an infection you must give us a call straight away. Then we will see you and examine you and instigate the necessary treatment. That this needs to be done without delay, but we are available 24 hours a day so if you have any queries you can get in touch with us.

More about Paul Rosen

Paul Rosen is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at The Grange Eye Consultants. His special expertise is in laser eye surgery, cataract surgery, and the treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration, glaucoma, and retinal diseases. He has over 20 years experience in treating people with eye problems. Paul is invited to lecture on cataract and refractive surgery both nationally and internationally. He leads clinical trials investigating novel eye treatments. Paul has served as the President of the UK and Ireland Society of Refractive Surgeons and is currently the President of the European Society of Corneal and Refractive Surgery. More recently I’d been appointed as a member of the NICE Cataract Guidelines Committee and also on the Refractive Surgery Subcommittee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.