Today’s state-of-the-art laser technology, surgical techniques and advanced artificial intraocular lenses contribute significantly to restoring natural vision. Cataract surgery and Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) replace the natural lens of the eye with an artificial lens, or IOL. Monofocal, accommodating and multi-focal lenses allow surgeons to select the lens which best optimizes vision for each individual patient. Foldable lenses are inserted through a microscopic incision and correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia reducing patient dependency on corrective eyewear - often for the very first time!
The intraocular lens is designed to replace the natural lens of your eye which is no longer functioning properly to give you better vision. Whereas cataract surgery involves the removal of a human crystalline lens which has become cloudy and causes visual distortion, refractive lens exchange (RLE) refers to removal of a human lens for reasons of correcting hyperopia, myopia, and/or astigmatism. The procedure for replacing the natural lens of your eye is the same safe, proven cataract surgery performed annually on over seven million eyes worldwide.
Refractive lens exchange is optimal for patients under the age of 65 who are not considered candidates for LASIK and do not have cataracts, yet find that their aging natural lens is inhibiting their ability to function in their daily activities. The advantage of this new generation of IOLs is that they minimize dependence on corrective eyewear, thus enhancing an active lifestyle.
Cataract patients now have the option to have their vision corrected to allow them to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! These lens implants provide significantly reduced dependence on glasses for all tasks of daily living, providing a range of focus that laser vision correction cannot achieve. Individuals with visual impairment suffering from cataracts previously had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery.Learn More
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