Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

An RLE is a surgical procedure where the natural lens in the eye (the crystalline lens) is removed and replaced with a clear artificial lens.

Refractive Lens Exchange
Crystalline Lens

This clear artificial lens is also called an Intra Ocular Lens (IOL). The artificial lens is used to replace the cloudy, natural lens inside your eye while changing the optical power of your eye at the same time. This means - you will no longer have to depend on glasses or contact lenses to see clearly.

Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)

Recommended for those who:

  • Are above the age of 50
  • Are having reading problems (presbyopia)
  • Require an alternative to LASIK or other laser vision correction procedures
  • Are developing cataracts

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