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A light adjustable lens is a type of intraocular lens (IOL) used to replace the natural lens removed in cataract surgery. It is the first and only IOL that can be customized following cataract surgery. With the light adjustable lens, your vision can be corrected with a higher level of precision.

Am I a good candidate for light adjustable lenses?

If you are a cataract surgery patient, you may be a good candidate for light adjustable lenses. After a thorough examination, our Beverly Hills ophthalmologist can tell you if this intraocular lens is the ideal option for your condition. Light adjustable lenses may be a good choice if you are hoping to achieve the best possible vision after cataract surgery, and want to avoid the need for glasses or contacts.

Why choose Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology?

  • Our Beverly Hills eye surgeons are pioneers in laser cataract surgery.
  • We have always been ahead of the curve in providing the latest advancements in vision correction, eye care, and treating eye conditions.
  • Our practice offers a personalized approach and has a patient-first focus.

What can I expect with cataract surgery using a light adjustable lens?

Laser cataract surgery at Beverly Hills Institute of Ophthalmology is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. Our Beverly Hills eye surgeon will remove the clouded lens from your eye and replace it with a prosthetic intraocular lens in a 15 to 20-minute procedure with little or no discomfort. A few weeks after surgery, the doctor will measure your vision and then shine an ultraviolet light on your eye, causing the lens to change power for the best possible outcome.

What is the recovery time after cataract surgery with a light adjustable lens?

Recovery is minimal after laser cataract surgery with a light adjustable lens. You can expect to return home the same day and resume normal activities shortly thereafter. You will need to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for one week after surgery, or as instructed by your doctor. You will also need to keep your eye protected from daylight until the doctor performs the light treatment to adjust your vision. You will have a series of eye drops which should be administered as directed.

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FAQ

How do light adjustable lenses work?

A light adjustable intraocular lens is made of photosensitive material that changes shape in response to a special ultraviolet light. This advanced lens allows our Beverly Hills eye specialist to precisely correct the lens power to correct your vision with greater precision after surgery. The ultraviolet light treatment is a quick, safe, and painless procedure.

How long do light adjustable lenses last?

The light adjustable lens is a prosthetic that should never need to be removed or replaced. The lens power adjustment should also last your lifetime.

Do light adjustable lenses carry any greater risk?

Light adjustable lenses carry the same risks as any laser cataract surgery. However, it is essential that you wear proper eyewear after surgery to protect the treated eye from daylight until your eye surgeon performs the ultraviolet light treatment to adjust the power of your lens.

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