When will you start to see implantable contact lens results?

Interview transcription:

In an interview, Alex Shortt discusses when you can see implantable contact lens results.

Interviewer: When do patients start to see the results?

Alex Shortt: Literally within hours of surgery. So typically, what patients describe is, immediately afterward they find their eyes are much more in focus. You know, the world is in focus. They also describe a haziness or a fogginess over the vision. That typically clears within 12 to 24 hours, and the next day, patients typically are seeing 20/20 or close to it.

Interviewer: That’s amazing.

Alex Shortt: It is incredible, yes.

Interviewer: And presumably, they last inside your eyes. They’re permanent?

Alex Shortt: What’s unique about ICLs is the fact that they’re not plastic but actually, a protein plastic hybrid material. This means that their lifespan is phenomenal and you don’t get deterioration of the material over time. It literally lasts hundreds of years.

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Mr Alex J. Shortt | Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

MB BCh MSc PhD FRCOphth PGDipCatRef

I’m Alex Shortt, a highly trained academic researcher and Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon based in London’s famous Harley Street medical district. I trained and worked as a consultant for 14 years at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital. I specialise in advanced technologies for correcting vision, including cataract surgery, implantable contact lenses and laser vision correction.

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