Types of IOLS
RLE is the same process as modern cataract surgery. In the first part of the procedure, using ultrasound, the surgeon removes the patient’s natural lens, leaving the capsule of the lens behind, Then, a prescription intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted into the capsule of the lens.
There are variety of intraocular lens available for implantation to help you enjoy improved vision. Before RLE surgery, your eyes are measured to determine your IOL prescription. We will them decide and recommend which IOL type is best for you.
Multifocal IOLs : These lenses have a variety of regions with different power that allows some individuals to see at variety of distance, including distance, intermediate and near. Multifocal Lens cannot correct astigmatism and some patient still require spectacles for clear vision.
Multifocal Toric IOLs : If you have astigmatism, your surgeon may recommend a Toric IOL which helps restore nearsightedness or farsightedness in addition to astigmatism simultaneously.
The Benefit of Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
- Enhanced vision in both eyes at all distances
- Greatly decreased dependency on corrective lenses
- Quick recovery
- Elimination of the risk of cataracts Good Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
You could be Good Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) if :
- You have presbyopia (loss of reading vision)
- You are too nearsighted or farsighted for LASIK or PRK
- Your corneas are too thin for safe LASIK or PRK
- You have on other eye problems
- You wish to eliminate your dependence on glass or contact while also showing early sighs of cataracts.
With advancements in technology happening at a rapid pace, the options for refractive vision correction have increased dramatically during the last few years. We are proud that LASER VISION physicians have been at forefront of many of these developments.
If your vision is affected by nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia, you can trust the physicians at LASER VISION to help you choose the right solution to achieve your vision goals.