Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive lens exchange is a similar procedure to a cataract operation but without a cataract in the lens. Melbourne patients who are experiencing presbyopia, the natural age-related decline of near focus, and those with high degrees of long-sightedness (hyperopia) tend to be the most suitable for this refractive surgery technique. Patients who are found to be ineligible for refractive surgery techniques such as LASIK and PRK may be suitable for refractive lens exchange instead.
Like the cataract extraction procedure, refractive lens exchange removes the biological lens of the eye and replaces it with an IOL, one which corrects for the eye’s prescription. The IOL can be monofocal, multifocal, or accommodative, and will offer you the life-changing benefit of reducing your dependency on glasses and contact lenses.
If you’re experiencing difficulties from cataracts or are simply interested in freedom from glasses and contacts with refractive lens exchange, book your first appointment with our experienced surgeons now. Call us or email us.