Refractive lens exchange (RLE)

Refractive lens exchange (RLE), also called lens replacement surgery or clear lens extraction is frequently used as a refractive surgical procedure for the correction of high presbyopia and high hyperopia.

Overview of Refractive lens exchange (RLE)

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is frequently used as a refractive surgical procedure for the correction of high presbyopia and high hyperopia, for which laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses (LASIK), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or phakic intraocular lens (IOL) refractive surgery is unsuitable. The RLE (Refractive Lens Exchange) is a vision correction technique for patients who are over 45 years old and frustrated with their reading glasses and decline in vision. RLE is also known as the Lifestyle Lens because it allows patients to return to many of the activities that they enjoy. The procedure for refractive lens exchange is virtually identical to cataract surgery. The difference is that in RLE, the lens being replaced is clear, rather than a cloudy lens due to a cataract.

Refractive lens exchange (RLE) Recommended For:

  • Patients with up to -11.00 diopters of nearsightedness, up to +5.00 of farsightedness and up to 5.00 of astigmatism.
  • Persons looking to get rid of continual cost and side effects involved in glasses and contact lens use.
  • Patients who are over 45 years old
  • patients whom LASIK, PRK or phakic IOL surgery generally are not suitable

Before Refractive lens exchange (RLE)

The surgery will be completed in 15 minutes to 1 hour. Numbing drops are applied to eyes prior to surgery to make the procedure comfortable and decrease the natural urge to blink. Also, a small device will hold the eyelids open during the procedure so that patients can’t accidentally blink.

During Refractive lens exchange (RLE)

At first, the areas to be injected are cleansed with nonalcoholic cleanser. person may be given a local anesthetic to numb the area. The Botox is then injected to the desired areas.

After Refractive lens exchange (RLE)

There may be pain or a foreign body sensation, particularly during the first 48 hours after surgery, which is normal. Patients should be careful and not rub their eye. The surgeon may place a transparent protective shield over the eye to help protect the cornea as it heals. Because the surgery is done through a very small incision, the eye heals quickly and patients have little or no discomfort.

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