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Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive Lens Exchange Albuquerque

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is a vision correction procedure that is intended for people aged 40 or older. The purpose of the procedure is to reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses. The procedure will also reduce your need for cataract surgery in the future. This is an outpatient procedure which means you will be able to go home the day of your eye surgery. The risks associated with Refractive Lens Exchange eye surgery are low and overall patient satisfaction is high, as most patients report having the vision they have desired within days post-operation. 

Refractive Lens Exchange eye surgery is quick, and relatively painless as well. The surgery itself takes 10-15 minutes for each eye. During the procedure your eye doctor will replace the natural lens of your eye with an Intraocular Lens Implant (IOL). There are multiple IOLs which serve various vision correction needs. You and your eye doctor will discuss your vision problems and decide which IOL is the best choice for you. There are toric IOLs, monofocal IOLs, multifocal IOLs, and accommodating IOLs. After your procedure you may notice some minor side effects, such as glare, ghosting, and radial glare and flare. Contact us today to schedule your Refractive Lens Exchange consultation. More information about the successes of using trifocal lenses for Refractive Lens Exchange can be found here.

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