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TOPIC: Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

YAG laser 08 Aug 2013 17:55 #321

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Yag laser can be needed VERY early on after RLE and once that has been carried out lens exchange is much more hazardous. The position of the lens can also change after yag laser thus altering your prescription, so If you have already had a laser enhancement you may need another one!
If you have thin corneas the laser enhancement will be lasek not lasik and this is no quick fix, taking many months for the end result. (if you are lucky)
All this information could of course put potential customers off!
Been there too!
I think the promotion of refractive lens exchange should be kept for those with cataracts present only.

YAG laser 08 Aug 2013 17:44 #322

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Optical Express will perform YAG laser if you have problems with RLEs which can leave you in an even bigger mess!!

Toric lenses for refractive lens exchange 08 Aug 2013 17:19 #323

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anon wrote: Ask OE what the chances are that you will need laser enhancement after the toric lens exchange and if that enhancement would be lasek or lasik.

Valuable advice - GET IT IN WRITING!

if they refuse or fudge the issue then you should indeed be heading for the hills :unsure:

Toric lenses for refractive lens exchange 08 Aug 2013 13:53 #324

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Though you have not given any details of your prescription it sounds like it is not the most straightforward to treat.

I strongly advise that you do not risk your eyes with any of the optometrist led clinics and instead go to one of the centres of excellence where you are assessed by the consultant surgeon from the very start.

Ask OE what the chances are that you will need laser enhancement after the toric lens exchange and if that enhancement would be lasek or lasik.

Toric lenses for refractive lens exchange 08 Aug 2013 12:58 #325

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If you lose your deposit for backing out, lucky you! This would probably be the most productive decision you could ever make in your life.

I had CLE surgery by OE and have not been able to work for 8 months, been lied to and have forked out for corrective surgery (paid for by a relative). My long term visual prospects are still a compromise compared to what I had before surgery.

Please also be aware that when it goes wrong your mortgage protection insurance WILL NOT PAY OUT, as they class it as elective surgery.

Be warned!

Toric lenses for refractive lens exchange 08 Aug 2013 11:16 #326

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I don't know if your lenses are custom made but OE's trick is to get your deposit quick so if you have doubts & want to change your mind the pressure of losing your money affects your decision.
Too late for me but anyone reading the stories on this website should just run for the hills!!

Toric lenses for refractive lens exchange 07 Aug 2013 14:41 #327

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Hi all - having had a consultation at OE Harley St clinic, I was told that, for RLE, I would need toric lenses, and that these would have to be specially made for me rather than being 'off the shelf'. This involved an additional non-refundable deposit. I've since been given information that this isn't the case, toric lenses are likely to be as 'off the shelf' as non-toric lenses. Does anyone have any views/knowledge about this?

RLE in India 13 Jun 2013 23:48 #328

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Accompanied by Google ads for Optimax & Clarivu (unknown quantity so far) this article explains how Indian villagers were given free RLE treatment and blinded due to infection.

Optical Express Clinical Director Professor Jan Venter can empathise with the surgeons as he too left his patient Myra Pridham blind due to post op negligence after IOL surgery.

Read the article for glaring comparisons with Optical Express - in fact I wonder if this was part of David Moulsdale's global philanthropy!?

A comments left on the article made me realise that no matter who or where we are, all of us feel the same way:

"Ritu (Hyderabad)
25 Apr, 2013 10:21 PM
Pour acid in the eyes of the doctor."

David Teenan's patient 11 Jun 2013 18:01 #329

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Dear Stupid...

I'm sure the patient values your insight into his condition as he waits to have stitches removed following emergency surgery last month with Michael Lavin.

"Blindness is the condition of lacking visual perception due to physiological or neurological factors."

BLIND! 11 Jun 2013 12:37 #330

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the man actually wasn't left blind.

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