Cataract, Lens & Non-Laser Refractive Surgery
Thanks to the revolutionary technology behind Z-LASIK, most people with long and short sightedness, and even astigmatism, are now suitable candidates for laser eye surgery. However, there are some people for whom another refractive surgery procedure may be more appropriate.
In particular, people with thin corneas, high glasses prescriptions, and some eye conditions, may find they are unsuitable for laser eye surgery. But even if you are unsuitable for Z-LASIK or LASEK, there’s no need to despair. You could still enjoy clearer vision, and freedom from glasses and contact lenses, thanks to the alternative refractive surgery techniques offered by Exeter Laser Eye Surgeons.
Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE)
In a Refractive Lens Exchange (RLE) procedure, the eye’s natural lens is replaced with an artificial lens – just as it is in cataract surgery. However, in RLE surgery, the lens is exchanged purely to correct a focussing error like long or short sightedness, or astigmatism, rather than to treat a cataract.
Cataract surgery and refractive cataract surgery
If you suffer from cataracts, our surgeons can help you see clearly again, with the latest and safest cataract surgery techniques. And if you’re one of many people who suffer from a focusing error as well as cataracts, we may be able to help you see clearly and become less reliant on glasses and contacts, with refractive cataract surgery.