Innovative lenses provide “life-changing” results for cataract surgery patient

The McIndoe Centre is proud to announce its ongoing commitment to enhancing patient lives through the latest innovations in medical technology.  

Recognising the need for advanced solutions, we have integrated the new toric PureSee lens, a type of intraocular lens (IOL), into our cataract surgery offerings.  

Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye, which leads to a decrease in vision. It’s a common condition affecting millions worldwide and can severely impair quality of life.  

These new state-of-the-art lenses replace the eye's cloudy natural lens. They are designed to restore clear vision and can also correct astigmatism, offering patients a dual benefit. 

Ophthalmology patient Kelly had deteriorating long and short-sighted vision, which was beginning to impact her work and daily activities. 

When a routine eye appointment with her optician revealed cataracts in both eyes, Kelly decided to have cataract surgery at The McIndoe Centre to replace the cloudy lens with a clear artificial lens. 

Mr Gokulan Ratnarajan, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon who carried out the procedure, said: “The latest innovation in the lens market is a new lens called PureSee by Johnson & Johnson.  

“I spent time with Kelly during the consultation and once we talked through her lifestyle, we decided to go with the toric PureSee lens in both eyes.”  

Kelly said: “After the surgery, I was discharged one hour later. I could see straight away; it was slightly blurry, but within 24-48 hours, that had completely cleared up. I was back at work within four days, and gradually, my eyesight improved immensely over the next 7-10 days.  

“Six weeks on, the procedure has been life changing. I can go to the gym, follow programs on my phone without taking my glasses on and off, and in spin classes, I can actually see the dial now. It has made a huge difference and I am so pleased I had it done.”  

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is a commonly performed surgery and involves removing your natural eye lens and replacing it with an artificial lens to help restore your vision.

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