Presbyopia is a natural ageing phenomenon that leads to difficulty with near vision and reading after the age of 40, and typically necessitates reading glasses for reading or computer work. Presbyopia is the first phase of lens dysfunction syndrome, which eventually leads to cataract.

With the development of sophisticated multifocal lenses it is possible to simulate the visual range of the young natural lens, as well as correct distance vision. This typically restores near, intermediate and distance vision without the need for glasses in most cases. Refractive lens exchange (RLE) also known as permanent lens replacement is based on the established proven technique of cataract surgery, but is performed before formation of cataract. During the procedure, the natural lens protein is removed through a keyhole incision and a multifocal intraocular lens is implanted into capsule of the lens. Surgery is usually painless and recovery is rapid. Further age related cataract surgery is not required after RLE.

The Catalys femtosecond laser for ultimate precision and safety. She uses the Physiol Trifocal, Zeiss AT-LISA trifocal, AMO Symfony lenses for the best possible optical results. Astigmatism correction is performed at the same time for your best ever vision. A small number of patients may require laser eye surgery for bespoke refinement of vision. Ideal patients are over 50 years old.

RLE isn’t the best option for all people. Arrange a consultation to assess if you are suitable.

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