RxSight Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) in Rochester, NY
First to offer in Western NY!
RxSight® in Rochester, NY
Also Serving Brighton, Gates, Irondequoit & Victor
About RxSight® Light Adjustable Lens (LAL)
Dr. Steve Park, MD and Dr. Omar Hanuch, MD are proud to be the first in Western New York to offer a first-of-its-kind intraocular lens, the RxSight® Light Adjustable Lens (LAL). This revolutionary technology is available to cataract and clear lens exchange (CLE) patients who are looking for the most accurate post-surgical results.
RxSight® developed this intraocular lens to allow your surgeon to further adjust your vision after your cataract surgery during your post-operative visits. With the LAL, you have the unique ability to participate in the exact visual results you receive so that it meets your personal goals and lifestyle. This adjustment is completed through a series of in-office light treatment procedures that take only a few minutes each.
In a study of 600 subjects, those who received the Light Adjustable Lens followed by adjustments were twice as likely to achieve 20/20 vision at 6 months without glasses as those who received a standard monofocal IOL.
The Light Adjustable Lens is made of a special photosensitive material that changes the shape and power of your implanted lens in response to ultraviolet (UV) light. Light treatments are delivered in our office with the Light Delivery Device (LDD) after your eye has healed.
The Light Delivery Device (LDD) non-invasively and painlessly delivers UV light to the LAL to adjust your vision to the desired target. The system gives your surgeon the flexibility to make adjustments and refinements to meet your specific criteria. A minimum of two light treatments—each lasting approximately 90 seconds—are required. The total number of light treatments is based on achievement of the desired visual outcome selected. Once you have achieved your final optimal vision, the lens power is permanently locked with a final light treatment to prevent any further changes. When you experience the results of your adjustments, you will better understand the value of adjusting and customizing your vision after your surgery.
In the weeks following your surgery, you and your surgeon will work together to optimize your vision using UV light treatments. During this period, you will need to wear UV-blocking glasses provided to you. These glasses will protect your eyes from exposure to all other sources of indoor and outdoor UV light, which can cause uncontrolled changes to your LAL. The UV protective glasses must be worn during all waking hours, from the time of lens implantation until 24 hours after your last light treatment is completed. At that point, you can remove the UV protective glasses and enjoy your new custom vision!
The FDA has approved the LAL and LDD for patients with pre-existing astigmatism of 0.75 diopters or more who are undergoing cataract surgery. Dr. Park or Dr. Hanuch will discuss all of our options for correcting your vision during cataract or Clear Lens Exchange Surgery and will help you choose the best lens based on your visual goals and lifestyle.
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