What is refractive lens exchange?

Dr Matthew Russell explains what is refractive lens exchange.

Refractive lens exchange is a procedure where we replace the natural lens in the eye, which is clear, but not functioning normally nor providing the right focus or it’s not enabling the ability for somebody to read normally anymore without glasses. We take that clear but optically challenged or abnormal lens and swap it with an artificial implant using the same techniques that we use for cataract surgery

Usually, it’s an opportunity to put a special type of implant in the eye that can restore not just distance vision, but a whole range of vision including intermediate and close vision.

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Dr. Matthew Russell

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Laser eye and cataract surgery specialist

With over 15 years of experience, I enjoy the privilege of helping patients of all ages reclaim clear vision or preserve it for as long as possible.

Vision correction and high-precision cataract surgery hinge on the expertise and skill set of the provider who also has access to the most precise tools for the job. Ophthalmic surgeons like me know how to make treatment safe, comfortable and positive for the patient. They know how to minimise the risk of complications and maximise successful outcomes.

I understand that medical and surgical eye care is a serious undertaking. I take the time to address whatever questions and concerns you might have. I believe everyone’s eyes are unique and require a customised solution tailored to your needs and goals.

My combination of education, training and experience positions me to provide optimal results for patients of all ages. I have a passion for helping my patients enjoy the clear, high-definition vision they need to live rich and active lives. Now, I have hand-picked a team of professionals that share my passion and commitment to exceptional care.

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