Advantages of RLE
RLE holds several benefits for those wishing to improve their vision, including the following:
- Alternative option to laser vision correction
- Can treat more severe refractive error problems
- Reduced need for glasses or contact lenses
- Prevents cataracts from developing
- Permanent results
The RLE Procedure
The RLE procedure is very similar to that of modern cataract surgery. A small incision is made at the base of the cornea, and the crystalline lens is removed. The artificial intraocular lens, or IOL, is then gently inserted and guided into place. The entire process takes approximately 20 minutes.
Recovery from RLE is typically fast, and most patients feel comfortable enough to return to their normal routine by the following day. You will be given post-operative care instructions for the extent of the healing process, and you will return for follow-up visits to ensure the recovery is going smoothly.
Contact Virginia Eye Consultants
If you are interested in Refractive Lens Exchange, and would like to learn if you are a good candidate for the vision correction procedure, please contact us today to schedule a consultation.