RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange)

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Elective lens replacement surgery is also known as Refractive Lens Exchange – the lens is removed and an intraocular lens (or IOL) is implanted into the capsule that held the natural lens in place.  The capsule then shrinks and seals itself around the IOL, holding the new lens in place securely. By replacing your natural lens with an IOL, you not only avoid the effects of dysfunctional lens syndrome, but you can prevent the need for cataract surgery later on.   We will work with you to determine the best IOL implant for your vision needs. Certain premium IOLs, such as multifocal IOLs, will allow you to see both near and far, and improve the vision problems found with presbyopia.   Ask us today how we can prevent the natural, progressive decline of your vision with lens replacement surgery.


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