Refractive lens exchange is suitable for patients over 40 years of age with disorders beyond the scope of laser eye surgery. A free evaluation by our eye surgeons is available for you in order to assess your suitability for the RLE surgery and type of lens implants.
The main advantage of RLE is removing the eye prescription. It is also a preventive treatment - patients after refractive lens exchange, are no more at risk of cataracts, and the risk of paroxysmal glaucoma is substantially reduced.
To patients who would also like to get rid of reading glasses, we recommend the trifocal (multifocal) lens exchange method, which is refractive lens exchange completed with so-called trifocal (multifocal) intraocular lens implantation.
RLE with monofocal lenses is performed in local anaesthesia. The natural lens is painlessly crushed with a femtosecond laser LenSx and removed through a microincision. Our experienced eye surgeon implants a new high quality Acrysof monofocal lens.
RLE is performed in an ambulatory setting during which an optical element (intraocular lens) is permanently implanted in the eye. It takes about 10 minutes per eye. The patient can leave the clinic immediately after the surgery. Next day is the postoperative check-up.
The most popular are Alcon Acrysof lenses and Zeiss lenses. The standard RLE is performed with Alcon Acrysof lenses. Intraocular lenses AcrySof Restor are produced by Alcon, an American company, and have been approved for use by the European Union and the USFDA.