The Refractive Lensectomy procedure involves removing your natural lens and replacing it with a multifocal lifestyle lens implant. Refractive Lensectomy can help correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia.
Benefits of Refractive Lensectomy
- Rapid recovery
- Lasting results
- Eliminates the need for cataract surgery in the future
- Decreases the dependence on glasses and contact lenses
Who is a Candidate?
What to Expect During the Procedure
The procedure is similar to traditional cataract surgery and is performed at an outpatient surgical facility. After IV sedation is given, your surgeon will make a tiny incision to remove the natural lens and replace it with a foldable intraocular lifestyle lens. You are then checked in the office within the first 24 hours.
What to Expect After Surgery
Temporary blurriness and light sensitivity is expected but visual recovery occurs gradually and most patients return to normal activities after a week. Have you heard about bladeless cataract surgery? Blade-free technology is available for refractive lens exchange patients too!