Kirkwood Fyfe
Kirkwood Fyfe
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Kirkwood Fyfe

Lens Exchange, Cataracts and IOLís at Kirkwood Fyfe


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.

Unlike procedures used in other hospitals, which might be undertaken with local anaesthetic only, (i.e., such as numbing eye drops) and without an anaesthetist, at Kirkwood Fyfe we use Sub-Tenon’s 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 (putting the patient to sleep).

What is a Sub-Tenon’s ?

A relative newer and safer technique, than using ‘sharp instruments’ is the sub-tenon block, 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.

What is Sedation?

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. The surgeon (or the patient), may wish to alter our regular operating routine for clinical or cosmetic reasons. The end result will always be achieved in a bid to maximise patient satisfaction in a safe and effective manner. 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.

  your dream to live without glasses can now come true


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.

Summary of Benefits: -

  1. Smooth continuous range of vision
  2. Reduced glare and halos
  3. Improved night vision and contrast
  4. High quality vision at all distances


Is The End In Sight For Reading Glasses?

Patient Satisfaction Survey on completion of treatment

Patients who have undergone eye surgery are the best people to ask about how good their vision is and how well a clinic looks after them. At Kirkwood Fyfe each patient’s eyesight is of our utmost concern and that is why we ask our patients what they think of the level of care we provide and most importantly - how well they can see! On completion of treatment, each patient was given the option of ‘Very Happy’, ‘Happy’ or ‘Unhappy’


Conducted from 5th January 2005 to 6th February 2018

How Happy were you with the efficiency of the staff?
98.8% of patients were happy of which 96.4% were very happy

How Happy have you been with the overall standard of care?
98.5% of patients were happy of which 93.2% were very happy

How Happy are you with your Outcome?
99.4% of patients were happy of which 91.3% were very happy


Am I Suitable?

Because of advances in technology and surgical skills, the vast majority of applicants nowadays, are suitable for treatment in our clinic. We therefore recommend that you book in for a preoperative assessment. In the unlikely event that you are not suitable, you will not be charged for this appointment.

Pre-Operative Assessment

At the pre-operative assessment which takes approximately 1 hour, we use special instruments to take various measurements of the eye to investigate the exact nature of your vision problem, revealing which type of procedure would be best. These include corneal mapping, corneal thickness calculations, IOL Master measurements, and anterior and posterior laser eye scanning. Thus, when the actual procedure is undertaken, we know exactly how to plan your procedure. You will be informed at this stage if you are suitable for surgery

At this visit you will also be shown an Informed Consent Agreement. As with all legal documents, it is important to read and fully understand this document before signing it. You will be able to drive immediately after your pre-operative assessment as we use laser scanners which do not require pupil dilation.

Contact Lens Wearers

If you are a hard contact lens wearer, surgery will normally take place one month after discontinuation, however we will be pleased to fit you with soft lenses, if necessary, for the first three weeks of this period.

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