Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
RLE – Refractive Lens Exchange is one the most innovative methods of correcting vision, including high myopia and hyperopia. It follows the same principles of cataract surgery. Under topical anesthesia, the clear natural lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial synthetic plastic lens implant. The lens implant is that of a “special fit” and special order for the patient, where its power will be just the correct and appropriate power to clearly focus images onto the retina. In addition, with RLE, patients will never have to worry about cataract surgery in the future.