Lens Exchange is also sometimes called:
- Refractive Lens Exchange
- Clear Lens Extraction
- PRELEX means Presbyopic Lens Exchange.
Lens Exchange is an alternative to LASIK, epi-LASIK, LASEK and PRK laser refractive surgery. The eyes of some patients are not suitable for laser refractive surgery. The usual reason is that the degree of short or longsightedness is too large to be safely or effectively corrected using a laser procedure. Also some patients do not like the concept of laser treatment of the eye which does involve the irreversible removal of some corneal tissue. In these situations Lens Exchange may be an acceptable alternative.
Lens Exchange involves a surgical procedure on the eye that is very similar to a small incision cataract operation. It therefore uses tried and tested techniques and technologies.
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