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Refractive Lens Exchange

Are you looking to get rid of your glasses altogether, including reading glasses?

Refractive Lens Exchange with Multifocal implant could be the treatment for you! This procedure has become as popular as laser vision correction – giving a whole new generation the opportunity to get rid of their glasses and contact lenses and providing the added value of near and intermediate vision! Called Clarivu™* by some and also known as Added-Value Cataract Surgery,-Presbyopia Lens Exchange (PRELEX) and Clear Lens Exchange/Extraction, it is essentially, an exchange of the natural lens within the eye with a high performance multifocal or trifocal implant.

The fellowship trained surgeons at the Eye Surgery have extensive experience in Refractive Lens Exchange having implanted these IOLs since 2010. The success of this technique requires attention to detail and surgeon expertise to ensure the perfect result every time. Patients at The Eye Surgery can be assured that they are in the experts hands with our renowned surgeons.

Refractive Lens Exchange is a procedure that is also used to eliminate glasses including reading glasses. This treatment is where the hard, poorly functional lens inside the eye is removed and replaced with another lens measured specifically for the eye. A hard lens cannot move and limits fine focus up close and is the reason why patients get the condition Presbyopia and require reading glasses.

The success of this technique requires attention to detail, with a surgeon using his/her expertise and backed by a highly trained team and state-of-the-art technology to ensure surgery is perfect each time.

Premium Refractive Lens Exchange involves removal of the poorly functional hard lens and replacing this with an added value multifocal or monovision intraocular lens. Phacoemulsification is a highly sophisticated technology, used to replace the natural lens with a high performance premium monofocal, multifocal or trifocal implant providing full vision independence for distance and reading. This gives people spectacle independence, but the best lens for each individual is determined by the consultant at a thorough preoperative consultation.

Also there will be no need to worry about the development of cataract in the future as the natural lens will have been removed and replaced!

At the Eye Surgery, treatments are tailored to suit the patient and their specific ocular condition. The choice of lens depends on numerous factors including age, power of the eye, eye condition, expectations for vision, occupation and other factors. All these pieces of information will help your surgeon decide on what will be best for you and your lifestyle.

Other names for Premium Refractive Lens Exchange are:

Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive Lens Exchange is a tailor made vision correction, that is used to eliminate the use of glasses, essentially, a sophisticated form of cataract surgery. It is a highly effective method of vision correction with millions opting for it yearly. Suitable patients have an in-depth assessment and the type of lens implanted is customised to your lifestyle and visual needs.

What is the difference between Cataract Surgery and Refractive Lens Exchange?

Cataract Surgery

This procedure removes the hard poorly functional natural lens inside the eye and replaces it with a synthetic lens or IOL (Intraocular lens) measured specifically for the eye, giving spectacle independence. Surgeons annually implant more than 6 million lenses, and this surgery has developed into the most successful and safest outpatient procedure. With traditional cataract surgery, a monofocal IOL is implanted in the eyes, meaning this implant corrects the vision just for distance.

After this procedure patients require reading glasses.

Refractive Lens Exchange using Premium IOL’s

Using the latest advancements in lens technology, our fellowship trained surgeons at the Eye Surgery are now implanting “Varifocal” IOL’s to correct distance, near and intermediate vision, eliminating the needs for glasses. There are many different types of premium IOL’s that can be used, and after an in depth assessment with our professional team, we will advise you on the best premium IOL option for you. We have extensive experience in Refractive Lens Exchange, and the success of this technique requires meticulous attention to detail and surgeon expertise, to ensure the perfect result every time.

This procedure has become as popular as laser vision correction, and gives people over the age of 50 the opportunity to get rid of their glasses and contact lenses. Also there is no need to worry about the development of cataract in the future, as the natural lens will have been removed and replaced!

Monovision

Monovision is an excellent option that can also be used to correct the vision in the distance and up close. Most people use their 2 eyes to see, and with monovision we can train the eyes in how they see. Using monofocal IOL’S our surgeons use a different implant for each eye, one for distance vision and one for reading vision. The IOL’S are measured specifically for each eye, and this treatment option is only considered after extensive assessment with our professional team.

Suitable candidates can obtain excellent visual results and freedom from their glasses. As with any of the Refractive Lens Procedures, the success of this technique requires meticulous attention to detail and surgeon expertise to ensure the perfect result every time.

There are a variety of treatment options within the lens implants category. The choice of treatment depends on numerous factors including age, power of the eye, eye condition, expectations for vision, occupation and other factors. This information will help our surgeons decide what will be best for you and your lifestyle, and allow us to tailor make your vision correction to suit your needs. To check your suitability for Refractive lens exchange contact us