Will Light Adjustable Lens™ Need Modification After Surgery?
A cataract occurs when the natural lens in the eye hardens and becomes cloudy. This is one of the leading causes of blurry vision at Focal Point Vision in San Antonio, TX. The only viable treatment for cataracts includes removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a new lens. A Light Adjustable Lens for cataracts has helped many of our patients who undergo cataract surgery. During a consultation, our board-certified ophthalmologists discuss cataract lens options with you and can answer any questions you have about after cataract surgery recovery.
What are cataracts?
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye. Though it is painless, it can result in blurry vision that gets worse at night or when you’re in dim light. Most people’s lenses will naturally become cloudy as they age. However, cataracts usually develop slowly. When they begin to decrease your quality of life, we may recommend cataract surgery with an RxSight® IOL.
Am I a candidate for the Light Adjustable Lens?
At Focal Point Vision, our board-certified ophthalmologists use advanced technologies that can give you clear vision. The ideal candidate for Light Adjustable Lens surgery is a patient who:
Is over 18
Does not have any existing health problem that makes it difficult to heal properly
To learn more about your eligibility for this advanced technology, call to schedule a consultation to discuss your medical history and your vision goals. Generally, most cataract patients are ideal candidates for the Light Adjustable Lens. It gives you clear vision without the need for corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses after surgery.
Understanding how the Light Adjustable Lens works
The FDA-approved IOL from RxSight eliminates the need for pre-op estimates for refractive correction. This three-piece foldable lens is implanted by our team to give our patients clear vision. It is implanted like a monofocal lens implant. The only difference is that its prescription can be adjusted and reshaped after implantation. Since it is made of photoreactive silicone, it can be reshaped with a special UV light.
Some patients may need modifications after surgery if their new lens shifts during healing, which can alter vision. The Light Adjustable Lens we use is the only intraocular lens that allows us to design, trial, and customize your vision after cataract surgery. This adjustability feature allows our team to give you a lens that is customized for your eyes in San Antonio, TX.
How modifications are made
Adjustments can be made up to three weeks after cataract surgery. To receive this light treatment to make changes to your vision, you sit in front of a light delivery device to receive UV light to your lens. After a few light treatments, lasting about 90 seconds each, we can achieve your vision goals.
We will double-check the prescription many times. When we achieve your vision goals, our surgeon will use the LDD to lock in your prescription. Before it is locked in, you must wear UV-blocking glasses to keep your new lens from any UV exposure.
Learn more about Light Adjustable Lens for cataract removal
At Focal Point Vision, our board-certified ophthalmologists in San Antonio, TX offer advanced technologies, including the Light Adjustable Lens that offers clear vision post-surgery. To learn if you’re a candidate for cataract removal, call to schedule a consultation.