Lens Replacement Service
Northeast Laser wants to help you understand the ins and outs of lens replacement surgery:
- Explore your options for intraocular lens replacement.
- Find out what to expect on the day of your procedure.
If you want to improve your eyesight without glasses or contact lenses, vision correction surgery technology has come a long way. Northeast Laser specializes in lens replacement surgery for residents of West Springfield. John Frangie M.D. is a respected and distinguished ophthalmologist and eye surgeon. Let him and our team of professionals help you see your life and everything in it better than you ever imagined.
Candidates for the Refractive Lens Exchange
Before considering eye lens replacement surgery, determine whether the procedure’s right for you. We recommend the refractive lens exchange for those between 40 and 50 years old, the near- and farsighted, and those with astigmatism. You may qualify for RLE surgery if you want to stop using traditional eyeglasses or contacts or lessen your dependence on them.
After looking into LASIK, you may desire an alternative to the surgery in West Springfield. We can help you determine if RLE fits your desires and if you qualify for the procedure.
Considerations for the Refractive Lens Exchange
While we hope everyone experiences nothing but great results after their RLE surgery, we want to share common considerations associated with the procedure. For instance, you may experience infection, swelling, bleeding, capsular opacification, or retinal detachment. Of course, we take every measure to keep you and your eyes safe. If you have questions about these considerations, we can address them together in your pre-operative consultation.
Intraocular Lens Options for Refractive Lens Exchange
Because an RLE involves removing your eye’s natural lens, you need an artificial intraocular lens replacement. Your three IOL replacement options include:
- Accommodating IOL, a monofocal lens that lets you focus at various distances by changing eye positions
- Monofocal fixed-focus IOL, which gives you clear vision at near, intermediate, and distant ranges, but not at the same time
- Multifocal IOL, which provides clear vision at various distances
Because IOL replacements vary from patient to patient, Dr. Frangie works with you to determine which option fits your individual needs most favorably.
What To Expect During Your Refractive Lens Exchange
Expect the procedure to take roughly seven to ten minutes for each eye. On the day of your surgery, you’ll receive a mild sedative and anesthetic eye drops. We use an operating microscope and ultrasound to break up and remove your natural lens gently before replacing it with an artificial IOL. Expect your vision to clear in a few days.
Contact Us To Learn More
If you want to learn more about artificial IOLs or lens replacement in West Springfield, reach out to us here at Northeast Laser. We’d love to answer your questions in a consultation. Whenever you’re ready, call a representative at 413-363-2732. If you prefer, you can also submit an online form.