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Sulcoflex Trifocal accredited eye surgeon

Sulcoflex Trifocal is a high precision optical device that is surgically placed behind the iris and in front of the primary intraocular lens (IOL) that was implanted in your eye during cataract surgery. Sulcoflex Trifocal can help to remove the need for glasses for the majority of everyday activities.
Sulcoflex Trifocal uses advanced diffractive optic technology that splits the incoming light to create simultaneous multiple images on the retina of distant, intermediate and near objects. The optics transmit 89% of available light to the retina.
Sulcoflex Trifocal is primarily intended for people who have already had the natural lens in their eye replaced with an artificial lens during cataract surgery (known as pseudophakia). These people consequently need to wear glasses for near and intermediate activities, which they find frustrating.
Sulcoflex Trifocal may not be suitable if you have co-existing eye conditions or do a lot of night driving. You should always discuss your suitability for Sulcoflex Trifocal with a suitable refractive eye surgeon - use our postcode tool to find your nearest surgeon.
The key potential benefit of Sulcoflex Trifocal is the ability to see clearly and perform activities at any distance (near, intermediate, far) without the need for glasses. If your vision after cataract surgery is not as good as it should be then Sulcoflex Trifocal can correct this at the same time. Unlike other procedures, if you do not adapt to your new vision then your surgeon has the option to remove Sulcoflex Trifocal.
Sulcoflex Trifocal is made of Rayacryl, Rayner's proprietary hydrophilic acrylic material. Rayacryl has been safely used in cataract surgery around the world for over 20 years. The material is clinically-proven to have excellent biocompatibility (it does not cause a reaction inside the eye) and offers superb optical clarity.
Unlike many other corrective procedures, Sulcoflex Trifocal can be removed, exchanged or upgraded at any time. If Sulcoflex Trifocal is removed then you will revert to needing glasses for near and intermediate vision.
No, Sulcoflex Trifocal is implanted behind your iris (the coloured part of the eye). Only eye care professionals will be able to tell that you have had the advanced lens implanted.
The procedure is very similar to your original cataract surgery, except that it is less invasive because your natural lens has already been replaced. Local anaesthetic is administered and there is very little discomfort during the procedure which only takes a few minutes. You can leave the clinic the same day but will need someone to drive you home. Some eye drops or medication will be prescribed, and you will typically visit your eye surgeon the next day to see how your vision is adapting to the new lens.
Everyone is different but most people experience the benefits of Sulcoflex Trifocal within a couple of days, with many seeing vast improvements the very next day.
Because Sulcoflex Trifocal can be removed by your eye surgeon if you do not adapt to trifocal vision, they may re-evaluate your suitability. Use our postcode tool to find your nearest surgeon.
An eye surgeon will only remove a monofocal IOL under special circumstances because it can cause damage to the eye. Sulcoflex Trifocal can help you to achieve glasses-free vision without the need to remove your monofocal IOL.
Sulcoflex Trifocal lenses can be removed, replaced or upgraded by your eye surgeon at any time.
No, Sulcoflex Trifocal can be placed in front of any monofocal IOL that was implanted at any time.
The price of the Sulcoflex Trifocal procedure varies by surgeon and clinic. Your surgeon will be able to advise pricing and payment plans during your initial consultation. Unfortunately Sulcoflex Trifocal is not available on the NHS.

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