Refractive lens exchange
SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- Many people will reach a certain age where they may start to realize that reading without glasses can be complicated. This problem is known as, presbyopia, which can affect just about everyone and becomes noticeable after the age of 40. Refractive lens exchange, also known as, clear lens extraction, may be better option than LASIK or PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) for people who have lost the ability to read up close, or patients with high levels of nearsightedness or farsightedness. With refractive lens exchanged, the eye’s clear natural lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens implant to correct the issue, thus reducing the need for reading glasses or bifocals. Dr. Richard Leung, a board certified ophthalmologist, was here to tell us more.