New Light Adjustable Lens Improves Cataract Surgery Precision
We’re proud to announce that Denny Eye & Laser Center now offers the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) from RxSight. The state-of-the-art technology is the only intraocular lens implant that enables ophthalmologists to customize a patient’s vision after cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery is the most performed procedure in the United States. About 50% of Americans will develop cataracts by age 75, a percentage that is projected to increase as life expectancies continue to rise. Cataracts form when the proteins and fibers in your eye’s natural lens begin to break down, causing hazy or cloudy vision.
Once begun, cataracts only worsen until surgery is necessary. During surgery, a patient’s natural lens is removed and replaced with a clear synthetic one. Until now, surgeons relied upon the accuracy of pre-surgery measurements to determine a patient’s post-operative prescription power. The Light Adjustable Lens is changing that with the ability to customize vision after surgery.
Studies show that patients who receive the LAL and the recommended post-surgery treatments were more likely to achieve 20/20 vision or better without glasses compared to cataract patients who have standard lens implants. The LAL is made of proprietary material that can be adjusted post-surgery to meet every patient’s lifestyle and needs.
Small variations in healing happen in most eyes. With the LAL, we have the opportunity to correct for those and to give patients vision customized for their specific eyes. LAL is the latest technology that allows us to give cataract patients more precise vision than ever before.