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Lens 

Exchange

Lens Surgery is perhaps the best alternative for people suffering from more severe prescriptions and is also performed to remove cataracts. Lens replacement surgery corrects your refractive error through replacing your eye’s natural eye lens with an intraocular lens (IOL). By replacing the defective lens, you achieve clear vision and to a larger extent minimise dependency on reading glasses or bifocals.
Presbyopia and its Correction

As we reach our forties and beyond we develop presbyopia or worsening near focus. This usually means the constant need for reading glasses. To many healthy and active individuals this can be limiting. They often seek a solution for continued spectacle independence. This can be provided by safe and effective surgical procedures.

Refractive Lens Exchange

Refractive surgery or RLE is performed in order to reduce/eliminate spectacle dependence. In can be combined with cataract surgery or be performed as a Refractive Lens Exchange procedure. Similarly Laser vision correction (LASIK/LASEK) and Implantable lenses (ICL) can be used to correct sight problems in younger patients. I am able to discuss and offer all these solutions.

Types of Lenses

Multifocal
- Premium Lens Implant

Multifocal lenses also eliminate or reduce the need for reading glasses (presbyopia). This treatment can ‘turn back the clock’ to restore youthful vision for close up, intermediate and distance vision. These lenses act very much like the natural lens of the eye before it stiffens as we age, offering you the full range of vision - near, intermediate and distance. 

Simulated vision

with Premium Lens

Distance Correction with Standard Monofocal Lens

Monofocal lenses correct your vision for good distance vision only. Following the insertion of these lenses, reading glasses will be required regardless of your age, unless you opt for a slightly short-sighted lens in one eye (Monovision).

Simulated vision

with Standard Lens

Monovision with Enhanced Monofocal Lenses

The eye is purposefully treated with one eye for short sightedness and distance vision for the other using monofocal lenses. The dominant eye will have a lens for the distance and non-dominant eye will have a near lens implanted for reading and close work

Dominant Eye

for Distance Vision

Non-dominant Eye

for Near Vision

Blended Vision Simulation

with both Eyes

Toric

Lenses for astigmatism. Toric lenses correct for astigmatism issues that arise from a different curvature of the cornea or lens in your eye (referred to as regular astigmatism, corneal astigmatism or lenticular astigmatism). Toric lenses are available for monofocal and multifocal treatments.

Duet Procedure

This procedure is where two lenses are implanted – the primary lens and a supplementary piggyback lens. A duet procedure would be chosen in cases of complex prescriptions or where a future adjustment may be required.

Laser Treatments

for Reading Glasses

After the age of forty-five, the majority of patients will require reading glasses (Presbyopia). This condition is brought on by the natural ‘stiffening’ of the lens inside your eye. This causes problems with worsening of reading vision requiring reading, bifocal or varifocal glasses.

Which is

Right for me?

Ultimately, only a comprehensive eye exam and consultation by your surgeon can determine which procedure is the best for you. If you would like to learn if Monofocal or Multifocal is the best option for you contact info@dramirhamid.com for a free no obligation consultation.

 

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