Refractive lens exchange, also known as lens replacement surgery or clear lens extraction, it can be a best option when compared to LASIK, PRK or phakic IOL refractive surgery for the people with presbyopia & high hyperopia (farsightedness).
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) replaces the eye's clear natural lens with artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to rectify the refractive error & achieve the sharper focus, and to decrease your need for reading with the glasses or bifocals.
Lens replacement surgery can also correct myopia (nearsightedness), but usually it is not recommended when the LASIK, PRK or phakic IOLs are available.
The procedure for the refractive lens exchange is virtually identical to the cataract procedure. The difference in RLE is, the lens is being replaced is clear, rather than cloudy lens because of a cataract.
As in cataract procedure, 3 types of IOLs are available to replace the natural lens, based on the vision needs & the health of your eyes. They are:
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