As we age, the lens of the eye loses its ability to focus the images we see and the sharp, clear and defined characteristics of objects become blurred. People become reliant on glasses (reading or otherwise) and contact lenses to read, sew or just get around, refractive lens exchange works to eliminate the dependence on these aids so you can see on your own. Dr. Christian has been providing the best refractive lens exchange Los Angles and Santa Monica have to offer to thousands of individuals with refractive errors that only this procedure can correct.
Why refractive lens exchange?
Refractive Lens Exchange is a highly precise method of replacing the lens of the eye with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL), this is not operating on and changing the lens of the eye but replacing it entirely. Conditions such as extreme farsightedness or presbyopia (blurred vision due to the hardening of the lens due to age) can be corrected with this procedure while other surgeries such as LASIK cannot.
Some of the benefits include:
- Quick recovery
- Major decrease of dependency on corrective lenses
- Eliminates the risk of cataracts
- Enhanced vision in both eyes at all distances
Refractive Lens Exchange Procedure
This procedure is uncomplicated but expert surgical skill and knowledge is needed to ensure it is done correctly for perfect, permanent results. With Dr. Christian’s experienced hands, you will get the outcome you want.
- Your eye is numbed
- A small incision is made at the edge of your cornea
- A small probe is then inserted to remove your natural lens
- An intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted in its place
The entire procedure will take approximately 30 minutes and the intraocular lens will become a permanent, functional part of your eye.
Refractive Lens Exchange Recovery
The recovery time is fast, most people are able to return to their normal activities a day after surgery. However, there will be an adjustment period while your brain learns to cooperate with the IOL, some blurriness is expected but only for a couple days. Light sensitivity can also be an issue and sunglasses are recommended to be worn more than usual. All these issues will resolve in short order and you will be able to enjoy your new sight. Refractive Lens Exchange is one of the most permanent and successful eye surgeries that can be performed. Dr. Christian has delivered Refractive Lens Exchange in Los Angeles and Santa Monica to many people who are enjoying glasses and contact lens free lifestyles.
Schedule a consultation
If you are experiencing extreme farsightedness, blurred vision or would like more information your next step is a consultation with Dr. Christian. During this time, he will perform any necessary exam to determine the best course of action to restore your eyesight. In the interest of delivering the best refractive lens exchange Los Angeles & Santa Monica have available, he keeps abreast of any improvements in this technology and procedure. This means you benefit from a surgeon who has the expertise to back up his compassion for his patients. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation.