Media Alert: Raised Eye Pressure and Cataract Surgery
You may be aware of problems, through the media, of incidences of raised eye pressure following cataract surgery.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a patient safety alert after becoming aware of cases of increased intraocular pressure in people recently implanted with the following IOLs (intra ocular lens), an IOL is the the lens used in cataract surgery to replace your cloudy lens:
- EyeCee One preloaded
- EyeCee One Crystal preloaded.
There are different brands of lens replacements available to use when a cataract operation is performed, Spa Medica do not use the lens replacements listed above.
All clinics that have used these lenses are in the process of contacting people who may be affected, and will arrange an IOP assessment within the next couple of weeks. The recalled IOLs have been used in around 5% of procedures in the UK in the last four months. Please be reassured that the incidence of people affected is very low and this is a precaution only. All clinics are working to contact everyone effected.
If you have had an operation using the lenses above since October 2022 your cataract clinic will contact you and make arrangements for your eye pressure to be measured and monitored.