Refractive Lens Exchange at ReVision
What is a Refractive Lens Exchange?
Refractive Lens Exchange, also known as a Refractive Lensectomy, corrects nearsightedness or farsightedness by replacing the eye’s natural lens. A synthetic intra-ocular lens (IOL) designed with the Patient’s prescription is implanted.
How it Works
- After making a small incision in your eye, your Surgeon will remove the natural lens.
- Your IOL is inserted into the lens capsule and gently moved into position.
What to Expect
The procedure itself typically takes less than 20 minutes. It is not uncommon for you to have dramatically improved vision within a few hours of your procedure. Eyes are treated separately, typically two weeks apart.
Factors that will determine if you are a candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange procedure include:
- Your age
- Your lifestyle
- Your overall health
- The health of your eyes and prescription
- Previous surgeries
Your experience begins with a complimentary evaluation. At this visit, you and your Doctor will work together to determine if a refractive lens exchange is right for you.
Before your procedure, you will have the opportunity to speak with a ReVision Team Member to ask any additional questions and review your post-procedure care. Your safety and comfort is our top priority. You will be given IV sedation to help you relax. Eye drops will be used to numb your eyes. You will remain awake, and your Surgeon will talk you through the entire process.
We recommend sleeping after your procedure as you will be most comfortable with your eyes closed. Typically, healing from an advanced lens exchange can include blurry vision and slight discomfort in your eyes. You may also experience sensitivity to light, redness, and dry or watery eyes. A series of follow-up exams are scheduled to monitor your progress. Most Patients can go back to work within two days of their surgery.
A refractive lens exchange is an option for those who may not be candidates for LASIK, PRK or Visian ICL™.
Your eyesight will be noticeably better after your procedure with continued improvements in vision over the next four to six weeks.
Refractive lens exchange permanently replaces your eye's natural lens, like with cataract surgery. With this procedure, you will never develop a cataract.
While developments in technology have led to improved surgical outcomes, your Surgeon's training and experience are still the most important factors in achieving exceptional visual outcomes.
A Refractive Lens Exchange is an investment in your quality of life. All procedure and pricing options are reviewed during your complimentary consultation.
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