Refractive Lens Replacement Surgery or RLR

The RLR is also known as the clear lens replacement surgery. For the RLR implant lens surgery, the natural lens of the eye is removed with the help of ultrasound technology. Afterwards, a synthetic lens is inserted into the eye. A patient who is myopic will have two choices for refractive surgery. They are the implantation of the PHAKIC ICL or the insertion of a synthetic lens as a replacement for the natural lens.

RLR Surgery using a Fixed-Focus Lens Implant

Instead of using multi-focal lens implants, the RLR procedure takes advantage of a fixed-focus lens implant. If a patient has a refractive disorder or severe myopia then they can take advantage of this kind of implant. These patients are usually untreatable with the LASIK method and a multi-focal lens implant.

If you are more than forty years old then the Fixed-Focus RLR may be best for you. If you don’t mind using reading glasses then the Fixed-Focus RLR can work with your lifestyle. If a cataract already exists then the Fixed-Focus RLR may be best for you because the body’s own lens may have to be replaced with a synthetic lens in the near future.

RLR Surgery using a Multi-Focal Lens Implant

Presbyopic Lens Exchange is abbreviated as PRELEX and it is referred to as the surgical intervention which can restore vision. The nice thing about PRELEX is that you will not need glasses anymore if you are being treated for hyperopia or presbyopia.

As you grow older, your natural lens loses its flexibility and its ability to accommodate. You will gradually lose the ability to see objects up close. You may have to wear reading glasses in order to see these objects clearly. This kind of condition is not treatable with the LASIK procedure. Patients who have one through a laser vision surgery in the past will eventually have presbyopia. Presbyopia can be treated with the PRELEX implant lens procedure.

The PRELEX is made up of an intra-ocular lens that replaces the natural lens through a surgical procedure. This surgical procedure can be compared to a cataract operation. One of the advantages of this surgical procedure is that the implanted lens will not become a cataract. This intra-ocular lens is multi-focal as well. In the earlier days, this lens was only a fixed-focus lens which gave the patient the ability to see at a distance. The drawback was that they still had to wear reading glasses when they wanted to look at something up close. This kind of procedure has been performed since the nineties and the primary patients are those with presbyopia. With the PRELEX, presbyopic patients can have better vision without the need of reading glasses anymore.

RLR Surgery using the Accommodative Lens Implant

The accommodative lens is one of the latest lens developments from Human Optics AG and it is used for the RLR implant lens surgery. Healthy eyes are able to change their shape when focusing on near and on far objects. This ability to accommodate and change shape is gradually lost when people age. Most of the artificial lenses that are available in the market today do not have the ability to accommodate. They are rigid and they are unable to change shape like the natural lens which results in the need of the patient to wear glasses after the lens implant surgery or the cataract operation. With the accommodative lens, you will be able to overcome this hurdle and accommodate artificially with your eyes. The lens is made of crystalline and it has the ability to focus on far images and on nearby images.

Accommodative lenses have been used since the start of the twenty first century and they have been reputed to provide great results with their patients. The patient will not need to use their glasses if they want to see objects from afar, up close, and in between distances.

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