Become glasses independent with RLE – Refractive Lens Exchange Abroad
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Lens replacement surgery abroad – Refractive Lens Exchange in Poland – Information, Reviews and Cost.
If you are looking for a treatment to correct your vision and become glasses independent, the RLE – Refractive Lens Exchange procedure may be the right choice. The whole procedure is totally painless and takes less than 30 minutes. During RLE procedure the impaired natural lens is replaced with one of the best quality artificial lenses to correct your vision problems. Natural lens replacement is suitable for patients with moderate/severe hyperopia, astigmatism, presbyopia and early cataracts.
Not sure if you are a good candidate for natural lens replacement? Ask us for a free consultation – we will consult your case with the doctor that specializes in Refractive Lens Exchange.
Lens Replacement Surgery Abroad – how it works?
We provide refractive lens exchange in Poland performed by experienced doctors in a private clinic that specializes in lens replacement surgeries. This is usually a two-step process that requires either a one-time stay in Poland (where qualification, procedure and follow-up check are performed) or two short visits – depending on your needs and procedure range. During the first one-day visit all necessary tests including biometry measurements of your eyes are performed and you meet the doctor for a consultation. Your new lenses are calculated and ordered to individually fit your eyes. On the second visit, you undergo a lens replacement procedure. Usually, both eyes are operated during one day. You will have a check-up appointment before leaving Poland.
Natural Lens Replacement in Poland – Cost, Lenses, Quick facts
|Expected outomes||Vision correction, becoming glasses independent|
|Anesthesia||local/procedure is about 15 minutes per eye|
|Stay in Poland – Basic Package||5 days – Two eyes could be operated during one stay. The exact length of stay would be given to you by the Doctor after the prior qualification|
|Stay in Poland – Comfort Package||please contact us|
|Lenses||our clinic works with most of the available highest quality multi and trifocal and multifocal lenses|
|Follow-up||recommended: next day, before departure|
|Back to work time (office)||1 week|
|Expected recovery time||6 weeks|
|Approximate Package cost||Starting from 1350 GBP per eye|
Modern, certified and highly-specialized clinic:
Dr Iwona Filipecka – Manages the medical team of the Ophthalmology and Optometry Center. Specializes in surgery for cataracts, glaucoma, refractive lens exchange (multifocal lens implants), as well as diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases. A member of the Polish Society of Ophthalmology (PTO), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the European Society of Cataract Surgeons and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS). The originator and one of the founders of the “Ophthalmologists for Africa” Foundation.
The lens replacement surgeries are performed by one of the most recognized and valued eyes surgeons in Poland.
Dr Adamczyk – Ludyga is a lecturer and speaker on national ophthalmology courses, she conducts practical classes from premium toric lenses implantation for other surgeons.
Dr Lukasz Drzyzga – senior consultant specialist in eye diseases, at the followings wards of the University Ophthalmology Clinic in Katowice: Corneal Transplant Division, Lens replacement surgery, Cataract surgery, Ophthalmic surgery, Eye and Corneal Surgery Laboratory, and Refraction Surgery Laboratory. Over 10 000 transplanted lenses. International experience.
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1. General Treatment Information on RLE – Refractive Lens Exchange abroad
a) Expected results and benefits of the RLE/Natural lens replacement in Poland:
What are the advantages of undergoing natural lens replacement in Poland?
While laser vision correction procedures are still very popular, the fact is that they are not always the best option for individuals who want to reduce dependence on corrective eyewear or for those people who have problems with reading and distance vision. Refractive Lens Exchange abroad essentially involves removing the eye’s natural lens and replacing it with an advanced intraocular lens implant (IOL). Natural Lens Replacement (called also a RLE) can be a very effective procedure for patients who may not be good candidates for laser corrections, and ideal for people aged 45 and older who are beginning to develop presbyopia, a common, age-related decline in near vision, nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.
In addition to the vision quality benefits associated with refractive natural lens exchange abroad, the procedure usually takes about 20 minutes and recovery is generally minimal. Most patients are able to resume normal daily activities the very next day.
Our clinic offers a wide variety of premium IOLs, including toric IOLs to correct astigmatism and multifocal IOLs to improve vision at all distances – near, intermediate, and distance. There are now lens options that can simultaneously address both presbyopia and astigmatism at the same time. The results from RLE surgery are typically permanent, and this procedure eliminates the potential for developing cataracts in the future.
b) About RLE refractive Lens Exchange Surgery Abroad
There are different types of lenses available, our experienced surgeon will help you choose the most convenient option after the careful examinations:
• Premium multifocal lenses – which can be set at two or more different strengths, such as near and distance vision
• Premium trifocal lenses – which allow the eye to focus on both near and distant objects in a similar way to a natural lens.
There are also advanced technology lenses that allow correcting astigmatism, and might also have the UV filter and blue light filter.
• Phakic lenses – Phakic IOLs (intraocular lenses) are an alternative to LASIK and PRK eye surgery for correcting moderate to severe myopia (nearsightedness), and in some cases produce better and more predictable vision outcomes than laser refractive surgery. Phakic IOLs are clear implantable lenses that are surgically placed either between the cornea and the iris (the colored portion of your eye) or just behind the iris, without removing your natural lens. Phakic lenses enable light to focus properly on the retina for clearer vision without corrective eyewear.
In our clinic we offer a wide range of premium lenses from different manufactures (such as Alcon, Rayner, Carl Zeiss etc,), which you can choose depending on your individual preferences as well as doctors suggestion- The choice is made after a consultation with the doctor when all differences between lenses type are clearly explained.
If you suffer from presbyopia, got tired of reading glasses and willing to improve a quality of living by becoming glasses-free the RLE (refractive lens replacement abroad) procedure is the choice for you. A natural lens is painlessly removed and replaced by a new artificial lens implant to restore your vision.
c) Natural lens replacement surgery in Poland – Treatment Schedule
Refractive lens exchange in Poland usually takes about 15-30 minutes. It is carried out under local anaesthesia, meaning you will be awake during the procedure, however the procedure is completely painless. Sometimes the doctor will give you some calming pills.
The surgery starts with applying a local anaesthesication in the form of eye drops. Your eye will be disinfected. Then the surgeon will proceed to the main part of the surgery. After placing a new lens in your eye you will have your eye dressed in a bandage for a couple of hours.
d) Refractive lens exchange abroad – potential side effects
What are the risks of undergoing a natural lens replacement abroad?
Lens replacement surgery is a very popular procedure performed in our clinic several times every week. Therefore our doctors are well experienced – main eye surgeons have performed over 20 000 lens replacements, both mono and multifocal. Besides their practice they are also lecturers and speakers on lens replacement courses for other eye-surgeons and members of recognized, international organizations such as American Academy of Ophthalmology. The complications are very rare – occurring in less than 0,1% of cases. Our treatment process is planned so that if any complication occurs we can take appropriate actions immediately. To minimize the chance of infection, you will need to use antibiotics and steroids eyedrops following the surgery.
After surgery, you will probably experience a mild pain around your eye, blurred vision, itchy eye or discomfort when looking at bright lights. You may wear sunglasses to reduce sensitiveness.
e) Lens replacement surgery abroad / Refractive Lens Exchange – Full Recovery Time
After the surgery, you will need to avoid strenuous activities (lifting heavy objects), touching your eye, wearing make up for one week, swimming for two weeks, touching or rubbing your eye. You will receive the recommendations to follow in the post-operative term from.
2. Patient’s preparation for the natural lens replacement surgery in Poland
How do I prepare myself for the natural lens replacement abroad?
It is important at the time of the refractive lens replacement surgery that no eye infection is present. You will be asked not to drink or eat several hours before the lens replacement surgery in Poland. You should not use any cosmetics or makeup. Please do not wear a contact lens in your operation eye during the 3 days prior to surgery. In the day of the procedure, you should not drink coffee or alcohol. Bring your pyjamas (or a track suit), as you will be administered to the clinics ward (just for several hours). Pack your sunglasses, as you may need them if it gets too sunny on the following day.
3. Diagnostics in lens replacement surgery abroad
What medial and diagnostics test shall I prepare for refractive lens exchange abroad?
Before lens replacement surgery in Poland doctor performs a comprehensive eye exam to check the overall health of your eyes, evaluate whether there are reasons why you should not have a surgery and identify any risk factors you might have. A refraction also will be performed to determine the amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism you have before lens replacement surgery.
The doctor will take measurements of your eyes to assess the strength of the artificial lens that will replace your natural lens. Additional measurements of your eyes will be taken to determine the curvature of your cornea and the length of your eye.
We would encourage you to visit our clinic for your pre-operative consultation, as our medical team will check your eyes precisely. The examination package before your natural lens replacement in Poland will include:
corneal endothelial examination
qualification for contact lenses
medical interview, ophthalmological consultation with our doctor
4. Lens Types – refractive lens exchange in Poland – premium multifocal (trifocal & bifocal lenses)
In our clinic we use many different types of premium multifocal lenses, depending on Patients needs and expecations. Here are some of the most popular:
AcrySof IQ Restor (Alcon Acrysof Restor SN 6 A) – Presbyopia-correcting IOL, multifocal lens, UV filter, Blue light filter, stable after implantation. Owing to the many focal points, it allows correcting the sight in both nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness. With this lenses, Patient can fully resign from glasses.
AcrySof IQ PanOptix – presbyopia-correcting IOL, trifocal lens, UV filter, Blue light filter, stable after implantation. Owing to the many focal points, it allows correcting the sight in both nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness. With this lenses, Patient can fully resign from glasses, perfect for Patients using computers or laptops daily. Has great Patients opinions, one of the best available lenses.
AcrySof IQ ReSTOR Toric – presbyopia-correcting IOL, trifocal lens, UV filter, Blue light filter, stable after implantation. Owing to the many focal points, it allows correcting the sight in both nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness. With this lenses, Patient can fully resign from glasses.
I could recommend EuroTreatMed services to anyone looking for a natural lens replacement abroad. I was well looked after and my vision is restored – I cannot believe how little have I seen before! The colours became so vivid, the faces so sharp, I could finally keep my phone in hand without extending my arm. From the first contact, the staff was very professional. I was apprehensive before flying here, but now I am most grateful for your help and for bringing me my vision back. And that for the fraction of English price.
As a professional driver, my eyesight was the most important sense. I was considering having the lens replacement for quite a long time already since I was afraid it could affect my job, but on the other hand, I wanted to become glasses independent. I decided to search abroad due to the significant differences in pricing. I have decided to go for the operation with Eurotreatmed and now I could recommend it to anyone. The surgeon was a professionalist, she explained everything in detail, how my vision will change, what are the risks, everything. The op was painless, quick, it wasn’t even half an hour. Thank you all and I truly recommend having the lens replaced, feels like I’m 15 years younger.
Absolutely fantastic experience. After 2 years of incredible pain and countless private appointments here, not one surgeon could/would help me, I got in touch with EuroTreatMed and Maja responded swiftly. I explained my situation, and sent over all the information I had. I was quickly told I was a perfect candidate for surgery. After 2 years of being told no this was a massive relief. The entire process seemed daunting because of the travel, all I had to do was book the flights and EVERYTHING else was arranged for me. I can not thank Maja and the staff at EuroTreatMed enough for everything they have done. The facility was immaculate, the staff all spoke English and the food was excellent. I was kept well informed of everything as it happened. I had Zero stress, such a positive experience. The knowledge of the staff and their professionalism was clear for all to see. Now I'm home and recovering well, telling my friends and family about my experience I've realised just how good the experience with EuroTreatMed has been. I would highly recommend this to Absolutely everyone who is in need of high quality work from specialists.
25 September 2023
From start to finish I had a great experience having MRIs and other scans done at EuroTreatMed. In particular, Maja Swinder was very helpful and responsive with all of my question and getting everything scheduled. And then on the day of my procedures everything ran so smooth. The lab facility is very modern and high tech. I would highly recommend EuroTreatMed!
25 September 2023
Came from the UK to get Shoulder Surgery, great service all round and everyone very helpful. From messaging enquiring had surgery and back home within a few weeks.
25 July 2023