What are the alternatives to lens exchange?

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is a surgical procedure that involves removing a compromised lens and replacing it with an artificial implant. However, not all patients are suitable for RLE and in some cases, alternative options may be recommended.

LASIK and PRK are two popular laser eye surgeries that can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Both procedures involve reshaping the cornea to improve vision, making them a suitable alternative for those who are not eligible for RLE.

Presbyopia is a common vision issue that affects most people after the age of 45, causing difficulty in focusing on near and intermediate vision. Options for presbyopia correction include multifocal or accommodating IOLs.

We offer a range of options to meet each patient’s unique needs. Our team will work with you to determine the best solution.

The appropriate option for each patient will depend on their individual circumstances, visual needs, and requirements for hobbies and activities. Patients will be assessed on the risks, benefits, and prognosis of their surgery.

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