RLE toric monofocal lenses - Monofocal toric lens implants in Prague
RLE or Refractive Lens Exchange, also called CLE or Clear Lens Extraction is a painless 10 minutes long intraocular eye surgery during which an optical element (intraocular toric lens) is permanently implanted in the eye. Refractive lens exchange is suitable for patients over 40 years of age with disorders beyond the scope of laser eye surgery.
The main advantage of RLE is to remove any number of diopters. It is also a preventive treatment - patients after refractive lens exchange is no more at risk of cataract and the risk of paroxysmal glaucoma is substantially reduced.
Toric lenses Monofocal AcrySof IQ Toric IOL for patients with stronger astigmatism are implanted during the surgery.
Toric lenses are custom-made IOL lenses. No waiting list, simple booking steps and available surgery date from two weeks onwards.
What are toric lenses?
A toric lens is an intraocular lens that is shaped in a particular way in order to correct astigmatism. Standard IOL lenses have a spherical surface. A toric IOL lens, in contrast, is a geometric shape that looks like a doughnut. The shape of toric contact lenses creates different refractive or focusing, powers on the vertical and horizontal orientations. The toric lens is custom-made.
What is astigmatism?Astigmatism is a refractive error and causes vision to be blurred. Astigmatism is usually caused by an irregularly shaped cornea, more like a football or the back of a spoon.
Are you a suitable candidate?Refractive lens exchange with toric lenses is suitable for patients with higher astigmatism 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 eye surgery and type of lens implants.
What are the benefits of refractive lens replacement?The main advantage of is to remove any number of diopters and restore vision thanks to a custom-made toric monofocal lens. It is also a preventive treatment - patients after refractive lens exchange is no more at risk of cataract and the risk of paroxysmal glaucoma is substantially reduced.
How long does the surgery take?
Quite painlessly, monofocal toric lens replacement surgery is performed in an ambulatory setting during which an optical element (intraocular lens) is permanently implanted in the eye. It takes about 10 minutes. The patient can leave the clinic immediately after eye surgery.
Next day is a post-operative check-up. It can only take 5 days to have both eyes operated, planned in 2 visits. The toric lenses are custom-made lenses and it takes approx. 3 weeks to have them ready after the initial preoperative examination.