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What are the lens replacement risks?

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

The main risk of lens replacement surgery is the risk of infection. So that’s our main concern. We take every precaution we can to reduce that risk. The risk of getting an infection at the time of the surgery is about one in 2000 with each operation3. So this is really very low.

The other risk of lens replacement surgery is that we might not get the exact lens right at the time of surgery. This means you may require a slight top-up or correction with further laser correction. But, again, the risk of that’s extremely low, and with modern lenses and modern lens formulas, we very seldom have to do that.

To see if you’re a good candidate to benefit from lens replacement, I’d encourage you to book a free appointment now. You can book it online or call us on 03 8372 0183, and we’ll book it for you. This is the best way to make the first step in seeing if you can free yourself from the burden of glasses and contact lenses. Book now.

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Dr Anton van Heerden, MBCHB; FRANZCO
Ophthalmologist & Laser Eye Surgeon

Based in Melbourne, but with a reputation that transcends borders, Dr Van Heerden sets the highest bar for laser vision correction surgery in Australia. While his skills and experience are second to none, it is his fun, caring and down to earth nature that truly set’s him apart from the rest. You can sit back and enjoy the journey knowing every detail has been carefully considered.