Refractive Lens Exchange
Are you struggling to see objects close-up and over the age of 40? Presbyopia could be the cause of your blurry near vision. You are not alone—this happens to everyone at some point in life.
The Doctors of Eye Surgeons of Indiana can help reduce your hassles related to glasses and contact lenses. Call 317-841-2020 today for a consultation.
What is Presbyopia?
Presbyopia is the gradual loss of the eye’s ability to see near objects clearly. It is a normal part of aging and typically begins shortly after age 40. The primary symptom of presbyopia is having to hold reading materials farther away in order to see them clearly. Presbyopia occurs due to the loss of flexibility of our natural lens inside the eye.
What is Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)?
Refractive lens exchange is a procedure that replaces the natural lens with a clear artificial lens. The new lens will help you see better and reduces your dependency on glasses and contact lenses. This procedure offers the following benefits:
- Quick recovery
- Doesn’t alter corneal thickness
- No need for cataract surgery in the future
- Can correct presbyopia with the use of multifocal implants
Who is a Good Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)?
- Any patient who is over age 40-5o who is nearsighted, farsighted, or has astigmatism
- Want to reduce or eliminate their dependence on glasses or contact lenses
- Anyone who is nearsighted, farsighted or has astigmatism who has early cataracts (clouding of the lens)
- Want to treat presbyopia with a multifocal implant
- Are looking for an alternative to LASIK
What is Involved in Treatment with RLE?
RLE is a 15 minute painless outpatient procedure. Your eyes will be numbed with anesthetic drops and you will be given a sedative to help you remain comfortable. The Refractive Lens Exchange procedure is, in many ways, like cataract surgery. Your eye’s natural lens is removed through a very small incision and replaced with a customized artificial lens implant. Call 317-841-2020 to let us help you find new visual freedom.