If you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness, and or presbyopia, there is a solution for you. Refractive lens exchange, also called clear lens extraction can be the answer to your vision issues. The refractive lens exchange procedure uses an IOL to replace the natural lens. This will improve vision for those who have difficulty with distant vision, intermediate vision, and near vision in Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Parkland, Plantation, and Sunrise, FL. Refractive Lens Exchange surgery is practically the same as cataract surgery, except the natural lens that will be replaced is clear, instead of cloudy, which is the norm for cataracts. Of course, with each implant situation, the patient will be examined, the health of your eyes will be determined and the type of implant needed will be discussed. Dr. Andrew Shatz is always available to answer any questions you may have about the procedure.
Refractive Lens Surgery Aids Patients in Their 40’s
Typically, this surgery is for patients who are 40 years old or older. In some cases, those younger than 40 may benefit from refractive lens exchange, to alleviate the need for reading glasses. The benefit of this surgery is that once the refractive lens is placed in your eye, the focus will always remain the same. There will be no degradation of the lens and it will never become cloudy. An added benefit of this procedure is that cataracts become a thing of the past. You will never develop them again. Patients from Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Parkland, Plantation, and Sunrise are happy that this procedure only takes 15 to 30 minutes and is always performed as an outpatient procedure.
Same Day Procedure for Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery
Once the cataract doctor has examined you, discussed all the options, and answered your questions, a surgery date will be chosen. The main difference between this surgery and others is that both eyes can be treated during the same procedure. No waiting for weeks to pass, to get the other eye done. By performing refractive lens exchange on both eyes, you will have a shorter healing time. Instead of waiting a week or more between surgeries, your eyes will be able to heal at the same time, so you can start your new life with clear vision. You can resume your daily activities rather quickly. Within a week, you will be back to your regular activities. For more information on refractive lens exchange for patients from Miami, Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Parkland, Plantation, and Sunrise, FL., visit www.sighttrust.com or call 877-878-7890.