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Life Without Glasses

Dr. Robert Maloney believes that a well-informed patient is key to successful vision correction surgery. He wants to be sure that you fully understand what you can expect from your procedure you choose.

He wants to help you care for and preserve your eyesight in the best way possible. Here, you can find the information that you need to help you make informed choices about health care for your eyes.

Are You a Candidate for Refractive Lens Exchange?

Two conditions make you an optimal candidate for RLE. The first is if you have moderate to severe farsightedness. LASIK isn’t very good at correcting higher levels of farsightedness because the effect tends to partially wear off over time, so you may have to go back to wearing glasses. Also, the crispness of vision isn’t as good when higher levels of farsightedness are corrected with LASIK. For this condition, RLE offers crisper vision than LASIK and a permanent correction.

The other condition that makes you a strong candidate for refractive lens exchange is having the beginning of a cataract in your eye. Even if the cataract is not yet affecting your vision, it makes more sense to have RLE rather than some other procedure, such as LASIK, and then need to undergo cataract surgery in the near future. Also, the other vision correction procedures often don’t work as well if there is a beginning cataract. RLE lets you kill two birds with one stone: reducing or eliminating your need for glasses and also sparing yourself cataract surgery in the future.

Undergoing the Refractive Lens Exchange Procedure »

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