Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) is a type of vision correction surgery offered at The Eye Center P.A. in South Carolina. This procedure is used to correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. It is similar to LASIK surgery but instead of reshaping the cornea, RLE replaces the eye’s natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).
At The Eye Center P.A., RLE is performed using advanced technology and techniques that are tailored to each patient’s individual needs. During the procedure, a small incision is made in the eye and the natural lens is removed and replaced with an IOL. The IOL helps focus light onto the retina for clearer vision without glasses or contact lenses.
The benefits of RLE at The Eye Center P.A. include improved vision usually eliminating the need for glasses or contacts, quicker recovery time than LASIK surgery, and less risk of infection or other complications due to the use of advanced technology and techniques. Additionally, RLE can be used to correct higher levels of nearsightedness and farsightedness than LASIK can address, making it a good choice for those with more severe vision problems who may not be eligible for LASIK surgery.
The Eye Center P.A.’s RLE procedure begins with a thorough eye exam to determine if a patient is a good candidate for the surgery. During this exam, the doctor will measure the curvature of the cornea and check for any existing eye diseases or conditions that could affect vision correction results. Once it is determined that RLE is an appropriate option for a patient’s needs, an individualized treatment plan will be developed by the doctor and staff at The Eye Center P.A..
Patients considering RLE should speak with their ophthalmologist about their individual needs and expectations before undergoing any type of vision correction surgery. At The Eye Center P.A., our experienced team of ophthalmologists will work closely with you to determine if RLE is right for you and ensure that your experience is as safe and comfortable as possible throughout your treatment process.