Corrective Eye Surgery in Blackpool

Generally, from the age of about 40 onwards, our vision becomes impaired in some way. The most common way for this to happen is when the crystalline lens in our eye becomes less able to change shape. At Spire Fylde Hospital our expert Consultant Ophthalmologists are able to offer modern corrective eye surgery and lenses to treat vision impairment such as presbyopia to patients in the Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire and South Cumbria areas.

Expert corrective eye surgery at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
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Presbyopia is usually caused by the lens becoming larger and harder and results in the eye  becoming less able to focus. The effects of this are most acutely felt when we are trying to read, or focus intently on something close up. The most common treatment for presbyopia is to use of reading glasses, but there are other alternatives. Consultant Ophthalmologists Mr Imran Rahman and Mr Shreyas Raj, who are experts in corrective eye surgery, will be happy to discuss your options with you and help you decide on the best solution for you.

Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive lens exchange (RLE), also known as Added Value Cataract Surgery, or PRELEX (Presbyopic Lens Exchange), is a refractive surgical procedure in its own right. Here the natural crystalline lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens implant, which may be monofocal, multifocal or accommodative, in order to correct errors in refraction. RLE is fundamentally the same as cataract surgery, except that it is used when your natural lens is still clear, whereas in cataracts this lens has become cloudy.

Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)

The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is the greatest leap forward in lens implant technology for 60 years and can offer complete spectacle independence, with 95% of patients achieving 20/20 vision. It is the most advanced lens implant currently available and the LAL's major advantage is that its shape can be altered several times after it has been implanted and customised so that it meets exactly each patient’s specific needs.

*As part of our treatments at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital we do NOT offer Laser Eye Surgery.

To find out more about corrective eye surgery at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital please call 01253 308031.

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Our consultant Mr Imran Rahman

Mr Imran Rahman MB BS, FRCOphth is a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Committee and a member of the Hospital Consultants and Associates Committee.  He graduated from University College London in 1998. Since then he has practised at the Manchester Eye Hospital and completed a 12 month fellowship in corneal and anterior
segment diseases at the corneal institute in Nottingham, an internationally respected unit.

Our consultant Mr Shreyas Raj

Mr Shreyas Raj is a consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon who has trained in several countries, including the US.  He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a member of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the American Academy of Ophthalmologists and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. He has wide and extensive experience in ophthalmic and oculoplastic surgery and is actively involved in teaching and training.

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