What is Refractive Lens Exchange or Clear Lens Extraction?

Some patients have a prescription not correctable by LASIK. They may benefit from extracting the lens of the eye and replacing it with a lens implant. This is the exact same procedure as cataract surgery but without waiting for the cataract to happen. It is usually quite beneficial especially in farsighted patients after age 40 as it allows having vision at distance as well as near with very little dependency on glasses.

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