What Happens During the Lens Replacement Surgery?
Prior to the surgery, you’ll meet with our team to discuss your needs and symptoms. After a thorough exam, the doctor may recommend refractive lens surgery to you. This procedure involves replacing the clear, natural lens of the eye. The surgeon makes an incision in the cornea to gain access to the natural lens. After removing your original lens, the surgeon inserts an artificial intraocular lens, or IOL. This is designed to correct your vision.
There are several types of lenses available for this procedure, including monofocal fixed-focus lenses, multifocal lenses, accommodating lenses, and lenses to treat astigmatisms. Your eye surgeon will determine which option is right for you.
Generally, this outpatient procedure takes less than 30 minutes, but you will need to rest afterward in our office and for several days at home. Most people see some improvement in their vision right away, although it takes several weeks to achieve peak vision.
The first step is to contact our experienced eye surgeon. When you visit us in Brooklyn or Manhattan, we may suggest refractive lens surgery. We’ll answer each of your questions and help you decide whether it’s the best solution for improving your vision.