LOOKING FOR 20/20 VISION?
OR TO BE FREE FROM GLASSES?
Refractive lens surgery, or Refractive Lens exchange as it is also known, has a number of options depending on your suitability. It is especially suitable if your consultant has said you are not suitable for laser eye surgery.
BENEFITS OF REFRACTIVE LENS SURGERY
REFRACTIVE LENS EXCHANGE
Refractive lens surgery (RLE), also known as lens replacement swaps your eyes clear natural lens with an intraocular lens to correct any refractive errors. Alternatively Refractive lenses can be used to create monovision. 95% of patients are glasses free following lens surgery.
If you are over 50 years of age and have a glasses prescription higher than the normal
range for laser eye surgery, you are likely to be suitable for RLE.
Almost any level of myopia (short sight) or hyperopia
(long sight) can be corrected by RLE, and intra-ocular lenses (IOLs) with built in astigmatism correction are available. Lens implantation techniques can be combined with laser eye surgery in suitable patients to extend the range ofastigmatism treatment or fine-tune the focus outcome.
You may not be suitable for multifocal IOL
implantation if you have pre-existing problems with
your eye health