Generally, from the age of about 40 onwards, our vision becomes impaired in some way. The most common way for this to happen is when the crystalline lens in our eye becomes less able to change shape. At Spire Fylde Hospital our expert ophthalmologists are able to offer modern corrective eye surgery and lenses to treat vision impairment such as presbyopia to patients in the Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire and South Cumbria areas.
Expert corrective eye surgery at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital
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Presbyopia is usually caused by the lens becoming larger and harder and results in the eye becoming less able to focus. The effects of this are most acutely felt when we are trying to read, or focus intently on something close up. The most common treatment for presbyopia is to use of reading glasses, but there are other alternatives. Consultant Ophthalmologists Mr Imran Rahman and Mr Shreyas Raj, who are experts in corrective eye surgery, will be happy to discuss your options with you and help you decide on the best solution for you.
Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive lens exchange (RLE), also known as Added Value Cataract Surgery, or PRELEX (Presbyopic Lens Exchange), is a refractive surgical procedure in its own right. Here the natural crystalline lens of the eye is removed and replaced with an artificial lens implant, which may be monofocal, multifocal or accommodative, in order to correct errors in refraction. RLE is fundamentally the same as cataract surgery, except that it is used when your natural lens is still clear, whereas in cataracts this lens has become cloudy.
Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)
The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) is the greatest leap forward in lens implant technology for 60 years and can offer complete spectacle independence, with 95% of patients achieving 20/20 vision. It is the most advanced lens implant currently available and the LAL's major advantage is that its shape can be altered several times after it has been implanted and customised so that it meets exactly each patient’s specific needs.
To find out more about corrective eye surgery at Spire Fylde Coast Hospital please call 01253 308031.