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Saying It From The Heart 05 Jan 2018 09:30 #51

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Guy from North Wales

Don't despair. I had RLE in Dec 2013 and was blighted by blurs and haloes until Jan 2017, when Mr Peter Constable, an eminent and superby qualified surgeon (for me, the best surgeon in the world but don't tell Dr Duck as he thinks he holds the title!) replaced the OE lens with a nice new one on the NHS. No more blurs!!!!

I wear glasses and effectively I'm back where I started, but in a far far better place now the 'cling film' lens OE implanted has been removed and replaced.

Oh, and OE settled my legal claim!

Refractive Lens Exchange - Oh no it isn't! 04 Jan 2018 19:59 #52

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I had the same surgeon! [Julian Stevens @ Moorfields Private]

My op in June 2011 - YAG lasered both, no good as both calcified. Replaced only the right, took a year of back n forth, lasered twice, one LASIK to correct astigmatism. Still have the original defective calcified lens in left eye and no hope of exchange or continuing care.

Saying It From The Heart 28 Dec 2017 18:38 #53

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I am pleased to have found this forum so I can share what has simply been 3 years of sadness even though I was so hopeful and much of the feedback you will see is praise because at the beginning it is similar to a miracle.

My story began in late 2014 when I researched Optical Express and saw total praise, I went to the Liverpool One shop and wow what an amazing place, I was learning what it was like to go private, wow. It was explained to me that much like dirty old window my eye lens had both seen better times and would be replaced with an artificial ones. £4190 this would cost but we can have a goodwill discount so just pay £3771, although because you cant drive and then after each op you need to go back to the shop in reality it cost nearer £5000.

The clinic again first class, returning to the shop first class, everything was amazing which is why I stupidly told so many people of how amazing this miracle was. Now we fast forward only 3 years to the month and anyone thats looked through the lens at a dirty telescope will know the blur I can see, I have to close my left eye to read with my right, it is so so dissapointing and is not going to get better it is going to get worse. At least before I could get glasses to improve my reading vision now nothing can clean the inside of this lens, which I would like to remove so I can have that clean vision back.

I am just speaking here as a normal every day person, I just want anyone considering of spending such a massive sum of money to consider that these people are going to do your vision, something that is so important, glasses are cosmetic you may not want to wear them BUT if it means you can see then thats priceless. I dont know where I will go from here this is the first forum I have come across after searching on a search engine, but if I can stop as many people from feeling as sad as I do right now then that is the answer, it has been a Christmas of total worry, I dont have cash for repairs and will probably have to see a local optician for their advice, if I lose my eyesight I then lose my driving, please everyone just think it through.
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Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) 14 Dec 2017 13:38 #54

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Hi all - I had my surgery at Westfields, Shepherds Bush in December 2014. I was 50 years old at the time and was told that the surgery would remove the need for two pairs of glasses and would also take care of any future issues with cataracts. I was told that it was very low risk and that the success rates were extremely high.

I suffered greatly with my nigh time vision to the extent I had to stop driving for several months . I was complaining about halos, glare and other issues around how my eyes dealt with lights in the dark. The time for recovery kept extending. I was told 3 months there would be an improvement, then 6 months, 18 months until finally the two year “care period” ended. They then lost all interest in me and told me that I would have to pay for any further consultations!

I called and eventually wrote to head office who simply sent me back a copy of the consent form that had I signed pointing out I accepted that there were risks and therefore I was no longer their problem! If I wanted further help it would be at my expense even though at no point had I indicated that I was happy with the results and that they were seeing me regularly to try and understand what had gone wrong!

I have had further deterioration in the last year since I stopped seeing anyone at OE. I am struggling with reading and now have to use off the shelf reading glasses and my nigh time vision is very erratic. The latest incident, where cars beams were like massive lasers pointing skywards frightened me enough into seeking medical help. I have an appointment at Moorfields Eye Hospital next Tuesday where I am hoping they can advise me on what I can do.

I would never recommend anyone using Optical Express – unprofessional, greedy and unethical in their approach and after care.

Déja vu... 05 Dec 2017 23:59 #55

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Bubbles in my lens 12 Oct 2017 17:09 #56

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Peter Renwick wrote: I went back in September 2016 to get a top up of laser surgery on my left eye and now they are telling me i have bubbles on the right lens, and there is nothing they can do about it.

My name is Patty your story is identical to my mum's except she hasn't gotten the Laser but they've suggested it!

I want to know how you are? If there's been some improvement or you have had success in another form of treatment.

I'm sorry for you pain I understand my mama is going through the same it's debilitating! And so life changing! My heart goes out to you. A

Refractive Lens Exchange - Oh no it isn't! 09 Aug 2017 13:50 #57

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Carl G wrote: I wanted to put up a few notes on RLE for anybody a) contemplating it, or b) who has had it and wonders why their eyesight is not good...
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Best explanation of problems with multi-focal implants I have ever read.

Julian Stevens @ Moorfields Private [not NHS] 04 Jul 2017 13:46 #58

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Peter Renwick wrote: My eyes are constantly dry and i have to put drops in 4/5 time a day

Luxury! How about 40-50 times a day :(

Refractive Lens Exchange - Oh no it isn't! 28 Jun 2017 13:46 #59

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Refractive Lens Exchange - Oh no it isn't! 27 Jun 2017 13:16 #60

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Totally agree with everything said here. From my experiences of living with RLE Oculentis Mplus 1.5 since March 2012 from being -11 dioptres in each eye, then 1 year later a left YAG and a right -0.5 distance correction via Lasek all at Moorfields private clinic. The brain from birth processes only monofocal images not simultaneous vision. Huge change to rewiring the visual cortex. My brain is still learning and now I am 58.
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