Lens Exchange is similar to cataract surgery, except that the
crystalline lens is still clear, not cloudy with a cataract.
your procedure, an extensive set of eye tests are taken to determine
the proper power of the lens to be inserted. The procedure is performed
under local or general anesthetic. The crystalline lens is then
extracted and replaced with a multifocal lens (IOL) often allowing you
to see both up close and in the distance.
Lens Exchange is best suited for patients in their 40s or 50s who have
begun to lose the ability to focus on objects up close. It is important
to remember that the procedure is not reversible.