What Is Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)?
Refractive lens exchange (RLE) is indicated if you have presbyopia usually combined with nearsightedness or farsightedness with or without astigmatism, and you desire to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses. Presbyopia cannot be corrected simultaneously in both eyes with LASIK.
This procedure is identical to cataract surgery except that the natural crystalline lens of your eye is replaced with a Multifocal Lens Implant or an Accommodative Lens Implant before it becomes cloudy due to a cataract. It is also indicated if you are not a good candidate for LASIK due to dry eye, a thin cornea or other corneal problems. In this case, you would no longer need to be concerned about ever going through cataract surgery for the rest of your life. This procedure has been approved for many years and has a very high success rate. Sometimes both Laser Cataract Surgery and RLE have to be combined to achieve the optimal result. Dr George Khouri is highly skilled in both cataract surgery and laser cataract surgery. Using the combination of these two skill sets, he can maximize your visual outcome by reducing or eliminating your dependence on glasses for far and near and everywhere in between.
To find out if this procedure would be indicated for you, contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr Khouri.