Lens Replacement / Cataracts Lens Replacement / Cataracts
Eye Surgery

Lens Replacement / Cataracts

As with all our other procedures, our IOL treatments are performed to produce the best possible results for our patients, by giving the best vision, minimising or eliminating any future need for spectacles or contact lenses (wherever possible), using state of the art implants, and the best available Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeons, to provide the ultimate visual performance.

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Kirkwood Fyfe offer fast, effective lens replacement and cataract surgery from their team of expert surgeons.

Our eye care specialists bring decades of experience and expertise to each of our patients, promising excellent care and lasting results.

Unlike procedures used in other hospitals, which might be undertaken with local anaesthetic only, (such as numbing eye drops) and without an anaesthetist, at Kirkwood Fyfe we use Sub-Tenon anaesthesia and our Consultant Anaesthetist uses sedation. This comprehensive combination creates a comfortable atmosphere which minimises any awareness of discomfort to the patient, without actual general anaesthesia.

Sub-Tenon Anaesthesia

A relatively newer and safer technique, which uses Lignocaine or a Lignocaine mixture to block the traversing sensory and motor nerves. Sub conjunctival haemorrhage (red eye), is common following a sub-tenon's, but has no effect on the implant and resolves in a few days.


Conscious sedation during ophthalmic surgery is used to maximise comfort and co-operation and minimise apprehension during eye surgery. The drug midazolam is administered into a vein on the back of the hand by the consultant anaesthetist. This resulting combination of anaesthesia and sedation is why patients at Kirkwood Fyfe are able to have a procedure which can be performed with the minimum of discomfort or fuss.

The Ultimate Vision Correction

The advanced technology now found in the latest IOL's (Intra Ocular Lenses), means that whether you are having a cataract operation, or just want to avoid moving into spectacles for reading, which happens after a certain age, the lens selection that we make for you will now minimise or even eliminate your future need for glasses. Whether you have presbyopia or cataracts, your dream to live without glasses can now come true through modern eye surgery. Kirkwood Fyfe can offer an intraocular lens implant especially designed for these conditions.


As we get older, it becomes increasingly difficult to see close up. Our eye needs to adapt to see both close up and far away. Natural adaptation by the crystalline lens is called accommodation. The crystalline lens loses elasticity with age and does not accommodate as easily, reducing the sharpness of objects close up. This is presbyopia. Reduced accommodation forces you to hold objects further away to see them better and daily activities such as reading, writing or working on a computer become increasingly difficult and require the use of glasses, affecting the quality of your life.


Some individuals, again mainly due to the effects of ageing, may also develop cataracts, which is when the opacity of the crystalline lens makes images cloudy, distorted and foggy. Certain factors can accelerate the appearance and progression of cataracts. These include smoking, prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light or various diseases such as diabetes. Whether you have presbyopia or cataracts, there's an improved solution for good vision: Extended Range of Vision implants.

Is The End In Sight For Reading Glasses?

Extended Range of Vision implants have an advanced optic design; correcting chromatic aberration, improving contrast sensitivity, and reducing light scatter, by smoothing the transitions between the optic zones of the implant; thereby mimicking the performance of the natural eye. Minimisation of any side effects, such as glare or halos is consequently achieved.

Resulting vision means that most patients can live without the need for any glasses at all, although an extra boost for extremely fine work is still possible with very weak “off the shelf” Ready Readers if required.

Extended Range of Vision implants give pin sharp focus whether you are looking just inches away or to the horizon. This lens represents a very significant step forward. It's the first lens of its kind, offering a smooth, extended range of high quality vision at all distances.

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