Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive Lens Exchange is a vision correction surgical procedure intended to reduce or eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses over the age of 40. Refractive Lens may be a better procedure for someone considering LASIK.
For individuals over 40 who are considering refractive surgery, refractive lens exchange is an excellent option worthy of serious consideration. Like cataract surgery, this procedure involves removing the natural lens of the eye and replacing it with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant.
Other types of refractive surgery, such as LASIK laser vision correction, accomplish good vision by changing the shape of your cornea. Unlike these other refractive procedures that change the shape of the cornea, Refractive Lens Exchange removes the natural lens in the eye, and replacing it with a new artificial lens of a different focusing power. This is exactly the same process used during cataract surgery.
Advantages of Refractive Lens Exchange
- Very fast recovery
- Very good predictability of outcome
- Excellent quality of vision
- May be better than LASIK for people over 40 years old
- Similar procedure to cataract surgery