Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery
Los Angeles Refractive Surgeon, Dr. Khanna
Designed for people with moderate to high degrees of myopia and hyperopia, Refractive Lens Exchange is a non-laser corrective procedure where the natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens. During the procedure, Dr. Khanna inserts an artificial lens implant into the natural lens capsule of the eye, successfully correcting your refractive error for problem-free vision. Multifocal Restor or Rezoom or a traditional lens can be implanted.
In March, the U.S. FDA announced the approval of the ReSTOR lens and ReZoom multifocal refractive IOL for cataract patients.
ReZoom IOL represents the next generation acrylic three-piece multifocal IOL. The ReZoom IOL Balanced View Optics distribute light over five optical zones for enhanced restoration of visual function, providing distance, intermediate, and near vision for reduced spectacle dependence.
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The ReSTOR lens can improve a patient’s near, distance, and intermediate vision. The ReSTOR lens is approved for cataract patients with and without presbyopia.
ReSTOR has an apodized diffractive optic design and refocuses light onto the retina for images at various distances without having to move mechanically. The result is reduced dependence of glasses for near, intermediate, and distance vision. Patients that desire spectacle independence after cataract surgery are ideal candidates for the ReSTOR lens.
A highly desired benefit of having the refractive lens exchange procedure is that it eliminates the need for cataract surgery in the future!
Another refractive eye procedure that uses a lens such as ReSTOR is Presbyopic Lens Exchange (PRELEX)or Pi in Eye. Learn more about Presbyopic Lens Exchange and whether or not it could be right for you. Read the book ‘The Miracle of Pi in Eye”
Get permanent results and clearer vision without the use of a laser!
See what Refractive Lens Exchange can do for you. Call or email the Los Angeles Refractive Lens specialists at Khanna Institute of LASIK in California for your free vision consultation.
By Rajesh Khanna, MD