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Lake Travis Eye and Laser Center

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401 S. RR 620, Suite 210
Lakeway, TX 78734
Phone: 512-263-9000
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PRELEX and refractive lens exchange are basically the same procedure. The name solely indicates the reasoning for performing the surgery. Some doctors refer to the procedure as PRELEX when it is performed on individuals (usually > 40 years old) who are wishing to decrease their dependence on reading glasses or bifocals. And some doctors refer to the same procedure as a refractive (or clear) lens exchange when it is performed on a younger individual who is not experiencing symptoms of presbyopia.

PRELEX

PRELEX corrects vision by replacing the eye’s natural lens with a multi-focal, intraocular lens (IOL). The new implant provides both distance and near focusing powers, with the patient ultimately having minimal dependence on reading glasses or bifocals. Sometimes, patients have early cataracts that are not considered severe enough to warrant cataract surgery. Other patients are either nearsighted, farsighted, or are experiencing presbyopia symptoms and wish to be as glasses or contacts free as possible. All are good candidates for PRELEX.

Refractive (Clear) Lens Exchange

As in PRELEX, a refractive lens exchange corrects vision by replacing the eye’s natural lens with a multi-focal IOL. The best candidates for RLE are patients with extreme farsightedness, or with farsightedness and corneas that are too thin for laser vision correction. Generally, patients with nearsightedness have other options, such as the Visian ICL.

Both of these procedures are actually exactly the same as cataract surgery. The surgery is performed in an outpatient setting. Your eye is anesthetized to ensure comfort. The surgeon will then remove your natural lens using a laser and ultrasonic vibrations through a micro-incision of 3mm or less. The natural lens is replaced with a clear foldable multi-focal intraocular lens, which is inserted through the micro-incision. Usually, no sutures are required because the micro-incision is so small that it is self-sealing. Your vision usually improves within a day to a few days. The procedure is then performed on the second eye one to two weeks later.

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The Kamra corneal inlay could be the treatment for you- this is the first FDA approved procedure in the US for the treatment of presbyopia (loss of near vision).

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Bringing LASIK laser technology to cataract surgery is revolutionizing the procedure due to increased accuracy. The surgery is now not only bladeless, but the unprecedented precision allows each patient to have a treatment customized to their eye.

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"Dr. Rhodes is a master at getting your vision right. I love not wearing glasses; colors are brighter, vision is clearer. He explains what is going on with your vision and what he is going to do for you in a manner that is clear and understandable. Also, it's a small thing, but increasingly rare, every time I have an appointment, I am seen within a few minutes of the appointed time. I recommend Dr. Rhodes to everyone I know, he is just that good!"

- Charles B.
6/2016

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401 Ranch Rd 620 S #210
Lakeway, TX 78734
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