Is Refractive Lens Exchange Right For You?
TLC of Coral Gables offers Lens Replacement Surgery to improve the sight of our patients who need it. Our eye surgeon is experienced in the procedure and if the treatment is right for you it can help improve your sight quickly. We serve patients in and around Coral Gables.
Frequently Asked Questions about Refractive Lens Exchange
What exactly is refractive lens exchange?
Refractive lens exchange is a safe, non-invasive, and regularly performed out-patient surgery that replaces the lens in your eye with a more efficient version called artificial intraocular lens. A general anesthetic is required during the procedure and patients report little to no pain with a relatively easy recovery.
I am a senior citizen, are people over the age of 50 able to have this eye surgery?
Lens replacement is available for people who have been turned down for laser eye surgery and other treatments for people over the age of 50, so ask our eye doctor if you qualify. In some cases it can even prevent the need for cataract surgery as well, so be sure to discuss your options with our eye surgeon.
How long does the surgery take?
The surgery itself only lasts about 15 minutes. Remember though, that you will need a ride home and some help during recovery. Recovery time is about one week and you may experience some itching and a little pain at the sight as you heal. After that, you will find your vision clearer and life much more convenient.
Contact Us to Set Up a Consultation to See If This Procedure Is Right for You
If you think that eye surgery may be the best option to restore your vision, then set up an appointment to discuss your options with our staff. Refractive lens exchange is a great option for those who qualify, so call today at (305)-461-0003. We serve Coral Gables, Miami, The Keys and the surrounding areas.