Refractive Lens Exchange is a procedure virtually identical to cataract surgery (the most common operation in the Western World), only for a slightly different reason. Instead of a cloudy lens in the case of cataracts, this procedure replaces your eye’s clear, natural, but ‘focally challenged’ lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to reduce your dependence on those annoying glasses.
As your own pre-cataract lens is removed with Refractive Lens Exchange, there will never be the need for cataract surgery in the future. Double win.
The Refractive Lens Exchange procedure is most suitable for people who suffer from presbyopia and hyperopia (longsightedness), over the age of 45 years.
Detailed measurements of the eyes are taken for safety and accuracy, and the team will discuss your options.
Usually, at the same visit, you will meet your surgeon who will thoroughly examine the front and back of the eye and discuss your eyesight problems.
The procedure is comfortable and quick, usually less than 20 minutes for each eye.
Rest your eyes until the next day.
A follow-up appointment the next day will check how you are feeling and measure how much better your eyesight is. The vision recovers quickly, but most people have 1 or 2 quiet days afterwards.
With the Refractive lens exchange procedure, your Re:Vision surgeon will remove the natural lens and replace it with a clear intraocular lens (IOL) which unfolds naturally into the existing lens capsule. The procedure requires no stitches as its self-healing and most people return to their normal activities within just one day.
Speak to your surgeon about the different types of intraocular lenses available that are best suited to your vision needs and the health of your eyes.
Questions? We’re here to help make things super clear. So, if you find yourself swapping between glasses for reading and driving (hopefully not at the same time) give our friendly team a call.
"Dear Dr Trevor Gray and Team, I had my cataract operation three weeks ago. The best decision I have ever made in my life! I regret I have not done this a long time ago. I was very nervous and on edge about the upcomimg operation on both of my eyes, to be performed on the same day. But your very kind and friendly approach dispelled any apprehension about the required procedure. I can't thank you enough for your excellent professional care before, during and after the cataract operation on both of my eyes. Your team made me feel very relaxed and comfortable. The operation was painless and pretty straightforward. And the end result is miraculous. I had this amazing vision on the day after my operation. The world around me has become brighter and clearer. I couldn't believe it! I had the perfect vision! I could drive my car straight away. No glasses! No contact lenses! When I look back: I have been wearing glasses all my life and my vision was gradaully deteriorating every year. And now for the first time in my life I have 20-20 vision, which I never thought possible. To anyone who is thinking of having this operation done, I strongly recommend Dr Trevor Gray and his team. You will receive the best possible care and attention. I am extremely greatful to this amazing team! Many Blessings to you!"
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