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Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive lens exchange is an elective outpatient surgery that removes your eye's natural lens and replaces it with an intraocular lens (IOL).

Refractive Lens Exchange

The Problem

The future is already here!  Laser eye surgery is fantastic if you are a candidate, but it does have limitations as one will still need reading glasses past the age of 45.

The Procedure

This is where refractive lens exchange (RLE) can correct virtually any prescription and maintain excellent vision at distance, intermediate, and near for the rest of your life without glasses. The aged lenses inside your eye will be replaced with the latest technology in multifocal lenses which cannot be felt, seen, and will last your entire lifetime.

Additional benefits include never having to line-up for cataract surgery in your elder years and having added protection against developing future glaucoma. Both eyes can be done together in 20 minutes with good vision and no pain as early as a few hours after surgery.

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Dr. Yau will speak to you about your individual risk when consenting you for surgery.

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